In February 2021, the demand for graphics processors among users of the Avito online service increased 2.6 times compared to the same period last year. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the press service of the company.
Despite the excitement, offers for the sale of video cards increased by only 18%.
Ready-made mining farms have become 3.8 times more in demand compared to February last year, while there are 65% more advertisements for their sale on the site.
Against the background of the rapid growth in the price of Ethereum in early January 2021, its hash rate increased by 21%, which indicates the renewed interest of “home” miners in the production of the second largest cryptocurrency by capitalization.
Compared to December, Avito analysts recorded an increase in demand for video cards by 52%.
At the end of 2020, Yandex.Market also announced that the number of transitions to offers for the sale of graphics processors increased by almost 70%.
The world market during this period experienced a shortage of equipment – high-performance models disappeared from open sales, and the cost of video cards increased by an average of $ 100.
Earlier ForkLog reported that miners from China, South Korea and Taiwan began to massively buy gaming laptops based on GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs after Nvidia announced plans to limit the hashrate of desktop GPUs.