A U.S. cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig in a particular place with the motivation to “annoy gamers.” Simon Byrne installed the full infrastructure in the back of his BMW i8 hybrid car.
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According to PC Gamer, Byrne fit six Nvidia RTX 3080s graphic cards into the trunk of his car. The hybrid car’s internal battery provides the hardware power.
However, the car’s boot should remain open, or the whole mining rig setup will overheat, said the cryptocurrency miner. Hardware Times first spotted the BMW’s mining rig, who estimated that the car is worth $147,500 at the time it was acquired.
The electric vehicle is capable of accelerating to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.4 seconds. Per Hardware Times’ report, the mining system is powered by an ASUS B250 Mining Expert board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply.
Byrne claimed that he didn’t build the mining rig just for practical purposes. He just wanted to “annoy gamers.”