Nvidia Halves Hash Rate on All RTX 30XX Graphics Cards

The cards with come with a "Lite Hash Rate" or "LHR" identifier.

Published: May 18, 2021 10:15 AM /



Nvidia is apparently determined to get graphics cards in the hands of gamers, as they've just confirmed that they're going to be halving the ETH hash rate for newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. This didn't go so well last time, as Nvidia accidentally unlocked the RTX 3060 cards they also limited back in February for ETH mining. Well, if you don't succeed, try, try again, right?

Here's the most important part of the announcement:

Halving Hash Rate

To help get GeForce GPUs in the hands of gamers, we announced in February that all GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards shipped with a reduced Ethereum hash rate.

Today, we’re taking additional measures by applying a reduced ETH hash rate to newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. These cards will start shipping in late May.

Nvidia also goes on to say that the cards will ship with an LHR identifier (Lite Hash Rate) so everyone will know which cards are which. Nvidia also notes that cards that've already been purchased will not be affected, but only newly manufactured cards. 

If you would like to check out the rest of the announcement, be sure to go here. For everything else Nvidia, be sure to stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.

Quick Take:

It's good that Nvidia is doing something, right? Yes and no. Last time all Nvidia managed to do was piss off their customers even further by quote on quote "accidentally" unlocking the 3060 cards hash rate they had previously locked up, but this time it's going to work, right? Probably not. Miners will still buy up all the cards because they're software patches being applied to the cards and not actual hardware changes, unless there is something different being done this time. These will eventually get cracked, and even if they aren't they'll still be used by miners. 

What do you think of this news? Do you think you'll finally be able to buy a 3080? Let us know in the comments!

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