Nvidia is extending its cryptocurrency mining limits to newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 Ti graphics playing cards. Afterfor its launch in February, Nvidia is now beginning to label new playing cards with a “Lite Hash Fee” or “LHR” identifier to let potential prospects know the playing cards might be restricted for mining.
“This diminished hash fee solely applies to newly manufactured playing cards with the LHR identifier and to not playing cards already bought,”, Nvidia’s head GeForce advertising. “We consider this extra step will get extra GeForce playing cards at higher costs into the arms of players in every single place.”
These new RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070, and RTX 3080 playing cards will begin transport later this month, and the LHR identifier might be displayed in retail product listings and on the field. Nvidia initially began hash limiting with the RTX 3060, and the corporate has already dedicated to.
Whereas Nvidia tried to nerf mining with the RTX 3060, the corporate additionallythat unlocked hash charges and elevated efficiency. That’s been reinstated with , however the beta drivers are out within the wild now.
Nvidia’s new LHR playing cards are a part of a broader effort to make its newest 30-series GPUs much less fascinating to cryptocurrency miners. PC players have been attempting and failing to get their arms on new graphics playing cards for months because of the nice GPU scarcity, and miners have been blamed for a part of the shortages.
Nvidia affords a separate(CMP) for Ethereum miners as a substitute. These playing cards embody the most effective efficiency for mining and effectivity, however they gained’t deal with graphics in any respect.
Nvidia’s transfer to nerf new playing cards will undoubtedly drive up costs for present 30-series GPUs that don’t have these restrictions in place. It would additionally probably imply thecould have comparable cryptocurrency mining limits in place, as this card is anticipated to be introduced later this month.