Although high-end AMD GPUs are hard to come by, Chinese customs officers obtained $3 million worth of graphics cards. At China’s Huanggang Port, 5,840 graphics cards were seized. The cards are thought to be XFX Speedster SWFT 309 Radeon RTX 6700 XT Core Gaming model of the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT. The cards were detected by the website MyDrivers. The iconography on the GPUs looks to match the XFX model that has been suspected.
“Recently, during a joint inspection of items declared for import from Huanggang port by a particular firm by Meilin customs and Huanggang customs, it was discovered that three of the graphics card labels had signs of being covered by other labels,” according to a Chinese customs social media post. “The real specifications and models of 5840 graphics cards do not match the declaration after identification, and the items’ worth surpasses 20 million [Yuan]” (text translated by Microsoft Translator).
The value of 20 million Yuan is approximately $3.14 million. The top AMD Radeon RTX 6700 XT GPUs are presently available for $480 to $830, albeit they’re hard to come by.
At this moment, it’s unknown why the graphics cards were mislabeled. Chinese customs have not revealed the identity of the group or organization that attempted to import the seized GPUs.
Instead of destroying confiscated graphics cards, it is standard practice to sell them off. For the time being, the fate of these specific cards is unknown.