31.5.2021 | Nvidia Alters Their Graphics Cards to Become Less Useful to Cryptominers
Nvidia announced on May 19, 2021 that all newly manufactured RTX 3080, 3070 and 3060 Ti graphics cards will receive a reduced ETH hash rate, making them less useful to users who plan to use the cards to mine Ethereum cryptocurrency.
Nvidia’s head of GeForce marketing, Matt Wuebbling announced in a blogpost that the reduced hash rate will only apply to newly manufactured cards that include the lite hash rate label, meaning if you were lucky enough to get your hands on a card from the RTX 30 line previously, the reduced hash rate will not apply to you.
According to Nvidia, the new RTX 3080, 3070 and 3060 Ti cards with the lite hash rate identifier are slated to ship in late May. “We believe this additional step will get more GeForce cards at better prices into the hands of gamers everywhere.” Wuebbling added.