Nvidia extends limits on crypto mining to latest gaming graphics playing cards


Graphics card large Nvidia mentioned that the hash charge limiter on its RTX 3060 graphics playing cards would even be launched in different RTX 30 sequence GPUs in an try and disincentivize crypto miners.

In an announcement from Nvidia as we speak, the corporate said it could be making use of a decreased Ether (ETH) hash charge to its newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics playing cards. The fashions shall be recognized by a “Lite Hash Fee,” or LHR, label, geared toward getting its graphics processing models, or GPUs, to its goal clients moderately than cryptocurrency miners.

“This decreased hash charge solely applies to newly manufactured playing cards with the LHR identifier and to not playing cards already bought,” mentioned Nvidia’s international head of GeForce advertising and marketing Matt Wuebbling. “We imagine this extra step will get extra GeForce playing cards at higher costs into the palms of avid gamers all over the place.”

Nvidia limited the hash rate on a few of its earlier GPU fashions, saying in February that the modifications decreased mining efficiency by 50%. Nonetheless, in March a driver replace from the graphics card producer inadvertently removed the limiter, permitting some crypto miners to realize a hash charge of 118.9 megahashes per second for mining tokens utilizing Nvidia’s RTX 3060 sequence.

Many customers responding to the information on laptop information website VideoCardz appeared to imagine that the expanded hash charge limits would scale back the motivation for Nvidia patrons to instantly resell their GPUs to crypto miners for a revenue.

“The worth a miner would pay for these playing cards ought to now additionally drop barely extra in half too,” said VideoCardz consumer manicdan. “If the everyday eBay value was $2000 [for example], the brand new one ought to be nearer to $1000. This could be method over the unique value of a $500-$600, however hopefully additionally reduces the will for scalpers to attempt so exhausting and possibly extra get into avid gamers palms on the retailer moderately than on eBay since scalpers must promote a card for a large revenue to cowl the eBay price, their time, and taxes.”

Person Prince FA added:

“Miners will not be enticed to pay the insane present costs for half the profitability.”

The corporate will begin delivery the brand new RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics playing cards in late Might, with the LHR label in retail product listings and on the field.