To ensure miners could not steal their released inventory, NVIDI purposely crippled the Etherium cryptocurrency mining power to their upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 GPU by 50%.
The RTX 3060 drivers will reduce its performance by that extend when they detect any card used for Ethererum cryptocurreny mining.
NVIDIA already announced the release date of the GeForce RTX 3600 on February 25th for $329. Following statement the official says during the announcement:
“With the launch of GeForce RTX 3060 on Feb. 25, we’re taking an important step to help ensure GeForce GPUs end up in the hands of gamers.”
“RTX 3060 software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm, and limit the hash rate, or cryptocurrency mining efficiency, by around 50 percent.”
“That only makes sense. Our GeForce RTX GPUs introduce cutting-edge technologies — such as RTX real-time ray-tracing, DLSS AI-accelerated image upscaling technology, Reflex super-fast response rendering for the best system latency, and many more — tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who create digital experiences.”
There could be a switch in cryptocurrency miners’ pattern and might be a shift to a new line of CMP dedicated mining GPUs observed in future after that.
The CMP GPUs are the targets because they include no display port and also come in varying hash rates. However, it is not clear if the NVIDIA released RTC 3060 bypassed using third-party drivers or software.