Nvidia limits crypto-mining on new graphics card

Nvidia limits crypto-mining on new graphics card

Galax has released the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 General FG LHR, which have hardware protection against mining. 

The video cards are equipped with new GPUs with a built-in hardware limiter for mining Ethereum cryptocurrency.

Such graphics accelerators are not capable of providing maximum performance when used in a farm but will allow gamers to get the most out of game mode.

Galax has previously presented exactly the same models of FG series video cards but without the mining limiter. Versions come in packages that do not distinguish new items from the background of the previous versions. That is, the manufacturer does not in any way note the fact that the video cards are equipped with a mining limiter.

It is planned that the previously released GeForce RTX 3060/3060 Ti, as well as RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 will soon receive an update in the form of hardware protection against mining. At the same time, the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti will initially acquire such a function. It will automatically reduce the performance of video cards in cryptocurrency mining to the level of inexpensive solutions.

In the case of new cards, Galax speaks of 25 MH / s and 43 MH / s for the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, respectively. The normal performance of cards in mining is about twice as high.

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