AMD Radeon RX 580 GPUs have been turned into keychains

Published: Apr 21st 2023, 09:12 GMT   Comments

Radeon RX 500 Polaris GPUs as a keychain

Old graphics cards still find their use. 

One of the sellers on a Chinese second-hand platform is offering old Radeon RX 580 GPUs as keychains. The PCB of unused graphics cards are milled and cut to fit into small keychains, or should one say key-card? These cards are left with two memory modules still attached to the board, but of course, neither the GPU nor the GPU is still in working condition.

The source of these Radeon GPUs is unknown, but there are almost certainly hundreds of graphics cards going into garbage bins every day, because at some point it is not possible to replace the GPU. There are also thousands of post-mining GPUs like AMD Polaris paired with 4GB VRAM still on the market that would no longer fit into a modern gaming system. Turning them into keychain (or is that blockchain?) would be the best option at this point.

Radeon 500 & GeForce 9500 GT GPUs, Source: Goofish

Nevertheless, this small modding operation will definitely find enthusiasts who are willing to pay just 34 RMB (5 USD) as per the product listing. Unfortunately, only 3 were made, and it looks like there is only one unit left, but the seller promises to make more in the future. In case you are wondering what the NVIDIA GPU is pictured above, the first buyer is to receive an extra GeForce 9500 GT keychain.

Source: Goofish via @Olrak29

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