April Fools is just around the corner, but Corsair decided to shoot the gun by releasing a video requesting viewers to "stop GPU abuse!" It's obviously a wink, but for players looking for the days when video cards could actually be bought for any MSRP set by the manufacturer, it could get too close to their home.
Corsair has turned to any number of commercials that ask viewers to donate for their cause, especially to feed a child or rescue an animal – think Sally Struthers or Sarah McLachlan. However, the beneficiary here is a graphics card that was "abused" in a cryptocurrency mining farm.
"With your donation, we'll buy back those abused graphic cards, which will be high frame rates, low temperatures, and most importantly a home," says the video, while images of crypotcurrency mining setups project the screen onto sad music in the background.
Corsair is not really calling for donations or buying graphics cards, of course, just makes fun of the situation