Some time just last week, it was reported that thieves were able to steal a huge quantity of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs from a particular MSI factory in China. Although the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 available stock is something that a lot of people are looking for, the stolen $336,000 worth of the GPU is still unexpected.

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The news initially comes from a particular @GoFlying8 on Twitter who posted what seemingly appeared to be a particular MSI internal document regarding the theft. The post also included commentary coming from a Chinese language website. 

The announcement was then OCR scanned through the typical Google Translate and reported by ArsTechnica.

 

Here it goes:

Ensmai Electronics (Deep) Co., Ltd.

New Announcement

Memo Number: 1-20-12-4-000074

Subject: Regarding the recently reported theft of the GPU, a reward is appropriate.

Explanation:

  1. Recently, It was discovered that a number of high-price GPUs that were being produced by the company have been stolen by certain criminals. The case has already been reported to the police but at the same time, the company hopes that the employees will also do their job and help report the case.

  2. Anyone that is able to provide information that leads to the case being solved will then receive a $15,300 reward. The company also promises to keep the whistleblower's identity anonymous and strictly confidential.

  3. It was also stated that any person found to be involved with the case, from the specific date of the public announcement, is urged to report to the company's own audit department or even the head of the given conflicting department. If the given report is found truthful and helps in the recovery of the missing GPUs, the company is said to report to the police but will request leniency. The law should definitely be dealt quite seriously.

  4. With the given announcement, this will urge everyone to be both professional and ethical as well as disciplined and also warned.

  5. Reporting Tel: [elided]

Given Reporting mailbox of the Company's Audit Office: [elided]

December 4, 2020

As of the moment, there remains a bit of confusion regarding the theft in a particular English-speaking tech media. The MSI document itself which dated last Friday actually does not state how many cards were practically stolen or what was the given value of these cards.

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 stolen

Surrounding the commentary that seems to be coming from a specific Chinese news app, the claims note that the theft was composed of about 40 containers of the given NVIDIA GeForce 3090 RTX for sale. This racked a total value of around $336,000!

If the value reported is correct, and uses the retail price as computation, then it seems like around 224 GPUs were stolen. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 for sale might even command a higher price as the available stock is really low as of the moment.

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