Graphics card giant Nvidia is quietly reintroducing a hash rate limiter on its RTX 3060 series graphics cards in an effort to disincentivize cryptocurrency miners.
On April 29 the company issued the GeForce 466.27 driver that reintroduces RTX 3060 cryptomining limiter.
GeForce 466.27 driver release notes, Source: Nvidia
According to sources reported by computer news site Videocardz, Nvidia will release the new ‘Lite Hash Rate’ models in mid-May which will be almost identical to previous versions of the same cards.
The gaming giant had originally limited the hash on the previous models, reducing mining performance by 50%. Matt Wuebbling, head of global GeForce marketing at Nvidia, said in a blog post in February:
“We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more.”
Hackers first came up with a workaround, and then in March, a driver update inadvertently unlocked this ‘limiter‘ unleashing the card’s true potential of 118 Mh/s, enabling the mining of Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.
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