Graphics card big Nvidia mentioned that the hash price limiter on its RTX 3060 graphics playing cards would even be launched in different RTX 30 sequence GPUs in an try to disincentivize crypto miners.
In an announcement from Nvidia right now, the corporate mentioned it could be making use of a lowered Ether (ETH) hash price to its newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics playing cards. The fashions might be recognized by a “Lite Hash Charge,” or LHR, label, aimed toward getting its graphics processing models, or GPUs, to its goal prospects somewhat than cryptocurrency miners.
“This lowered hash price 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 Matt Wuebbling. “We consider this extra step will get extra GeForce playing cards at higher costs into the fingers of avid gamers all over the place.”
Nvidia restricted the hash price on a few of its earlier GPU fashions, saying in February that the modifications lowered mining efficiency by 50%. Nevertheless, in March a driver replace from the graphics card producer inadvertently eliminated the limiter, permitting some crypto miners to realize a hash price of 118.9 megahashes per second for mining tokens utilizing Nvidia’s RTX 3060 sequence.
Many customers responding to the information on pc information web site VideoCardz appeared to consider that the expanded hash price limits would scale back the motivation for Nvidia consumers 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,” mentioned VideoCardz person manicdan. “If the standard eBay worth was $2000 [for example], the brand new one ought to be nearer to $1000. This may be approach over the unique worth of a $500-$600, however hopefully additionally reduces the will for scalpers to attempt so laborious and possibly extra get into avid gamers fingers on the retailer somewhat than on eBay since scalpers have to promote a card for a large revenue to cowl the eBay payment, their time, and taxes.”
Consumer Prince FA added:
“Miners will not be enticed to pay the insane present costs for half the profitability.”
The corporate will begin transport the brand new RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics playing cards in late Could, with the LHR label in retail product listings and on the field.