Nvidia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Restrictions Already Bypassed

It’s pretty standard that for mining cryptocurrencies, the most efficient and cost-friendly way is to use graphics cards typically used for playing the most graphically demanding videogames. GPU producers such as Nvidia and especially the gaming community are obviously quite frustrated. Due to the mass mining of cryptocurrencies and using high-end graphics cards, their demand has already increased so much that their stocks have practically gone low, and consequently, their prices have jumped drastically. After all, these graphics cards were developed by Nvidia for gamers and not for cryptocurrency mining in the first place.

As the trend continues, Nvidia has prepared a new series of dedicated graphics cards equipped with the Cryptocurrency Mining Processor or CMP. Fans of cryptocurrencies will initially have two dedicated graphics cards available, namely the 30HX and 40HX. The new products will be available in the Q1 of 2021, and their capacity will be 26 MH/s and 36 MH/s.

At the same time, Nvidia has put special mining restrictions on newer driver versions, which reduces the efficiency of their GeForce RTX 3060 in cryptocurrency mining. Unfortunately, advanced computer geeks have already found a bypass for this limitation. In doing so, they achieved up to 50 MH/s from the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. It’s yet unknown how Nvidia will react to this.

Trey Gilardi

Trey had always been a PC enthusiast, which led him to graduate in computer science. He has been working with computers for the last 15 years. He is in love with video games ever since his first moves in playing Doom. Now, you’re more likely to find him wandering around Azeroth.

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