Nvidia’s plan, which imposes a hash limit to drive Ethereum (ETH) miners away from the next-generation graphics card GeForce RTX 3060, may not work.
The Twitter account named I_Leak_VN, which shares technology news, claimed that Ethereum’s Dagger-Hashimoto mining algorithm runs on Nvidia’s graphics card. Image of mining hardware consisting of RTX 3060 graphics card shared. The same day, the Vietnamese crypto-focused Facebook group claimed that the RTX 3060 could be used for mining. It is said that thanks to the developed mode, a speed of 50 MH / s was reached.
In the news dated March 10, it was reported that Nvidia imposed a limit to prevent Ether mining, but this was overcome with special modifications.
Bryan Del Rizzo, Nvidia’s global public relations director, said on February 21st; He said that by ensuring the trust between GPU hardware, driver software, and computer software, the removal of the hash rate limiter would be prevented.
“It’s not just a matter of driver. There is a process between the driver, the RTX 3060 and the BIOS that prevents the hash rate limiter from being removed,” Del Rizzo said in a message sent via Twitter. he wrote in the form.
The Nvidia hash rate limiter application was designed to drive away cryptocurrency miners, and especially those who mined Ether. This move came after the concerns of gaming enthusiasts who were worried about another re-GPU shortage due to excessive demand from miners. According to Nvidia, Ether is being targeted specifically because it has the highest global mining yield among GPU and removable cryptocurrencies.
In addition to its decision to limit the efficiency of Ether mining, Nvidia also announced the graphics card created specifically for cryptocurrency mining. Cards called “CMP line” will be sold to miners and screen outputs considered unnecessary for crypto currency mining will not be included in these hardware.
However, with the advent of the aforementioned modification, these plans may no longer be valid. The miners are in line to buy more RTX 3060s. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s future plans are also being questioned. The new model graphics card RTX 3080 Ti will also be released with Ether mining limitations.
Nvidia did not respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.