In a recent announcement, it has been revealed that Nvidia is going to release a brand new variant of its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card in the month of May 2021. As revealed in the announcement, the light hash rate (LHR) model will be featuring an upgraded hash rate limiter to make the crypto extraction process more difficult.
Nvidia to Release GeForce RTX 3060 to Make Crypto Mining Difficult
Well, the updated version of Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 will hopefully open up possibilities and availability for consumers who are interested in buying a new card for its intended gaming purposes.
As reported by VideoCardz, while this was earlier rumored, additional weight has been added to the refresh, with Nvidia releasing the GeForce 466.27 driver.
The driver appears to be a required download for its new GeForce RTX 3060 LHR variant to work.
In addition to this, it should be known that the PCI device ID of the card will be preventing the LHR variant of the GeForce RTX 3060 from being used with the older drivers.
This ultimately means that Nvidia is most likely striving to push crypto miners onto more bespoke cryptocurrency hardware like the CMP HX series of Nvidia.
These cards are specifically for mining popular cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin and can not be used for gaming in any capacity as they lack any form of display output.
Introduction of the New Driver
The reintroduction of the new, current driver is welcome news, most likely undoing a miscalculation Nvidia built in the type of beta driver.
It is simply undoing the existing hash fee limiters on the RTX 360 playing cards, on purpose motivating extracting enthusiasts to circumvent the previous version of the limiter.
Moreover, there are rumors that the new variant of hash limiter would not be exceptional to the RTX 3060, as NVIDIA could be releasing this out for all the GPUs in the series.