Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) is ready to quietly usher in up to date variations of its present RTX 3000 sequence graphics playing cards that can have lowered mining efficiency. This can be a separate transfer to the ill-fated RTX 3060, the place Nvidia by accident launched a driver that eliminated its mining efficiency limiter. The brand new variations of the RTX 3060, 3060 Ti, 3070 and 3080 will arrive at retailers and if sources linked to Videocardz are true, you will not have the ability to inform which model you are getting.
Briefly, which means the brand new fashions will look the identical as present ones and also will carry out the identical in video games. It is solely mining efficiency that might be tremendously lowered in an try and make them unattractive to miners. If you’d like a card for mining then shopping for an Nvidia RTX 3000-series GPU might be of venture since you will not know when you’re getting one of many new ‘Lite Hash Charge’ fashions or one of many unique playing cards that may mine at anticipated speeds.
Whereas Nvidia claimed that the RTX 3060 was hard-locked through the BIOS in addition to the driving force to restrict mining hash charges, it mistakenly launched a driver that eliminated the limiter. It isn’t clear how the brand new limiter will work by way of decreasing mining efficiency, nor if the unique 470.05 driver, which unlocked full mining efficiency on the RTx 3060, may even unlock efficiency on these new fashions. That appears extremely unlikely anyway, however Videocardz’s sources appear clear about the truth that you will not have the ability to inform which card you are shopping for, therefore the chance.
This could, in concept, imply that the brand new lowered hash charge fashions are extra available. At worse, miners would seemingly go so far as shopping for something they’ll get their arms on and offloading the brand new restricted playing cards on public sale websites if mandatory. For small scale miners, although, this might imply a large threat, particularly if graphics playing cards proceed to demand properly above MSRP costs. In keeping with Videocardz, the brand new hash charge restricted fashions will arrive in mid-may.