With the price of Ethereum tripling in just as many months, it is profitable for cryptominers in China to buy new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series laptops to mine for the world’s second largest cryptocurrency.
According to a post by, several images of brand new RTX 3000 series laptops are busy trying to grind up Ethereum Users BTCer on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
Having tripled in value since last November, there is currently a cryptorush on Ethereum which – along with the limited availability of RTX 3000 desktop cards typically used in cryptomining – makes new RTX 3000 mobile GPUs a viable option for miners makes.
That also means the availability is all the more limited for anyone hoping for a new RTX 3000 laptop like this Gigabyte Aero 17 (2021) or the Alienware m17 (2021)At least in China. So far, there haven’t been many reports of laptop bottlenecks by and large, but with desktop RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 With supply still lagging far behind demand, it may only be a matter of time before the availability of laptops becomes felt.
Cryptomining is likely to invade the RTX 3000 laptop supply
The RTX 3000 laptop market could come under pressure in China, but good news: it’s unlikely to be as bad as the desktop GPU market. As Videocardz points out that an RTX 3070 laptop isn’t exactly cheap and the profitability of mining Ethereum down to dozens of brand new ones amp Laptops are largely a function of the rising price of cryptocurrency.
This would make mining on a laptop much more sensitive to price fluctuations that cheaper desktop GPUs may be better able to absorb. An RTX 3070 laptop can cost three times as much as a desktop card – and it wouldn’t be as powerful, so you couldn’t make as much profit-mining cryptocurrency.
This is of course the case if you can find an RTX 3070 desktop card. This is easier in China, where there are many Nvidia manufacturing partners. There are more ways to simply buy the cards in bulk at the factory, but it’s still a challenge there too.
Hopefully this means that RTX 3000 series laptops are not running outside of China. However, if cryptocurrency prices continue to rise, laptop availability will likely crash more than a digital currency sell-off.