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Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:40 am

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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby Losbot » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:16 am

There will still be shortages of video cards.
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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:15 pm

Looks like they may be doing this across the board:

Rumor: Nvidia to End of Life current 3000 series cards, replace with anti mining equivalents
https://www.resetera.com/threads/nvidia ... ts.381129/
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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:24 pm

Also, looks like the hash limiter in the 3060 will be in VBIOS, not the driver.

Nvidia: RTX 3060 vBIOS Prevents Removal of Hash Rate Limiter
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidi ... te-rtx3060

Ingenious people might still find a workaround, but we'll see. The article points out that the firmware is encrypted, so it would take some major work to hack the BIOS.
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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby Err » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:02 am

The miners will still buy the cards. Even having a card that's not as good is still acceptable when you have hundreds of them. Like you said, they'll find a work around. Bios editors are readily available and drivers are easy enough to modify.

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GeForce RTX 3060 Already Hits Second-Hand Market as NVIDIA Sours the Milk for Miners

Postby Err » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:14 pm

https://www.techpowerup.com/278822/geforce-rtx-3060-already-hits-second-hand-market-as-nvidia-sours-the-milk-for-miners

NVIDIA's yet-to-be-released GeForce RTX 3060 "Ampere" graphics card has already hit the second-hand graphics card market, as those with early access to RTX 3060 inventory have begun re-selling it. Belarusian tech marketplace Onliner listed these GIGABYTE RTX 3060 Eagle OC custom-design graphics cards for 2,800 BYN (USD $1,080) a piece, from a lot of three cards.

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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:35 pm

Linus comes right out and says it...

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Re: Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs

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GeForce RTX 3060 hashrate restriction bypassed by miners?

Postby Err » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:06 am

Well, that didn't take long: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/geforce-rtx-3060-hashrate-restriction-bypassed-by-miners.html

The caveat is that they're not mining Etherium. Apparently, that was the only cryto that NVidia had gimped the has rate.


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