MSI lost a significant amount of money after 40 boxes of GeForce RTX 3090 were stolen from its factory in China. The total number of stolen video cards was at least 220 pieces, and the amount of damage was estimated at $ 336 thousand.
The company has already contacted the police and is ready to pay a reward of 15 thousand dollars to anyone who has useful information that will allow them to detect criminals and stolen goods.
MSI noted that CCTV cameras are installed at the factory, and all trucks are checked before entering and leaving the factory. Given these security measures, one of the employees is involved in the robbery. The company said it would pardon this person or group of persons if they voluntarily confess to a crime.
Probably, the reason for the theft was the high shortage of NVIDIA video cards and, in particular, the RTX 3090. According to tom’s Hardware, the recommended cost of the new item is $ 1,500, but now you cannot find it cheaper than $ 2,250.