Galax GeForce RTX 3060 graphics accelerator in LHR (Lite Hash Rate), that is, equipped with a hardware limiter of mining, was on sale in one of South Korea stores. The recommended value of this version of the video card is unknown, but the seller estimated a novelty of 1,080,000 South Korean van or just over 960 dollars.
It should be noted that NVIDIA has not officially announced the GeForce RTX 3060 in the LHR version. The manufacturer reported only about reissue of GeForce RTX 3080 models, GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. The original version of the GeForce RTX 3060 has already been equipped with a mining limiter (albeit not perfect), so the company did not add LHR marking for the updated version. Nevertheless, some manufacturers decided to indicate this in order not to confuse potential buyers.
The GeForce RTX 3060 model performed by LHR has exactly the same level of performance as the initial option. Technically, both video cards are equipped with a mining limiter, however the LHR version of the video card uses another GPU – GA106-302. Thanks to this, the updated version has a different PCI Device ID. Previously detected way to bypass the mining limiter on the usual GeForce RTX 3060, together with the new version, will not work, since the updated model requires a new driver.
Galax in turn confirmed that as part of the updated GeForce RTX 3060 version of LHR uses the GPU with another labeling, in which you can make sure when I look at the photo below.
Previously, NVIDIA reported that all the LHR video card manufacturers of the AMPERE series should indicate in the name of the model presence of the mining limiter. Galax This requirement has completed both the GeForce RTX 3060 model.
Visually updated GeForce RTX 3060 from Galax does not differ from the previously released version without LHR. This model is called 1-click OC and is the least productive version of GeForce RTX 3060 among the released Galax. It offers an GPU frequency at 1777 MHz, which is similar to the reference value declared by NVIDIA itself. However, with the help of the XTreme Tuner, the video card can be configured so that each time the computer starts the computer, the GPU automatically accelerates to a frequency of 1792 MHz.