Finding stock of graphics cards in South Africa (and the rest of the world) at reasonable prices has been quite a mission of late. Ever since the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum started soaring, miners have found it extremely lucrative to buy into the cryptocurrency’s expansion by mining it with graphics cards connected via massive farms. It’s gotten so bad that you can’t even walk into a store expecting to buy a GTX 1080 anymore. Last month I warned that AMD’s Radeon RX Vega GPU – their upcoming next-generation flagship line – might be susceptible to shortages thanks to GPU farms picking up the card. Following news that AMD is adding special instructions to cater for hashing and blockchain technologies, it should come as no shock to anyone that these cards have been found to be obscenely good for coin mining.