The ExpreView portal conducted testing a newly released updated version of the GeForce RTX 3060 video card equipped with a hardware mining limiter. As the results showed, the latter really reduces the effectiveness of Ethereum production by two times.
The original GeForce RTX 3060 has become the first model of the AMPERE video card series, which received the built-in mining limiter that cuts the housing of the production of Ethererum cryptocurrency by 50%. However, NVIDIA mistakenly released a special version of the video driver, which allowed to get around this protection and use the video card at full power during mining. Three months after that, the company reported on his decision to update the entire series of AMPERE video cards, add them a new mining limiter. The exception was only the flagship model GeForce RTX 3090.
The new hardware protection from the mining was obtained by the GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080. The new items received a LHR prescription, deciphering as Lite Hash Rate. It is assumed that the GEFORCE RTX 3080 TI and GeForce RTX 3070 TI and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 TI and GeForce RTX 3070 TI and will be presented to the sale at the beginning of the next month.
All updated video cards received other graphic processors with a new marking. For example, as part of the same updated GeForce RTX 3060 used GPU GA106-302 with a new PCI Device ID ID, which does not allow you to use old video drivers with it, with which you can bypass the limiter on the original version of the video card.
The example of the ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 LHR Apocalypse Goc was in the hands of ExpreView. She was released exclusively in China two weeks ago. In his article direct comparisons with the original version of the GeForce RTX 3060, the portal does not lead, but indicates that in terms of performance in games and working tasks there are no difference between these video cards.
Differences are observed in the mining process. If on the original GeForce RTX 3060, the extraction of Ethereum starts with a normal hashraite, which is then quickly reduced, then the updated model immediately starts adding cryptocurrency with low hash. At the level of power consumption in 119 W, its indicator has a renewed model of 20-22 mxeth / s.
«The results of ETHEREUM production efficiency below. The computational power of the updated video card is 20-22 mxens / s, which differs from the previous version of GeForce RTX 3060. The latter started with approximately 40 mxeth / s, but then Hescheraite dropped sharply approximately 20 mhsheh / s. The mining on the GeForce RTX 3060 LHR begins immediately with 20 MHESHES / C without a transition period, “says EXPREVIEW article.
The VideoCardz resource also shared by unconfirmed results of the efficiency of GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in Mining. It is not the official part of the LHR series, but, apparently, is also equipped with a Hesrayite limiter.
According to the above screenshot, with a power consumption in 299 W, the video card demonstrates the effectiveness at the level of 58 mxeth / s. For comparison, the usual GeForce RTX 3080 provides more than 95 mxeth / s.