It seems like whenever the crypto market takes a little surge, every financial sector out there takes it as an opportunity, and don’t feel shy about jumping the gun to take full advantage of this proposed opportunity. Something similar happened with Nvidia deciding to reinstate the Ethereum mining hash limiter on its RTX 3060 GPUs which is kind of bumming for miners as they could disable the limiter in the previous release, thus mining Ethereum at full throttle but not this time. Now when Ethereum is doing great, and everything seems to be working fine, which means more mining action, Nvidia decides to bring the limiter back in hopes that miners will be forced to buy their cryptocurrency variant GPUs specifically designed for mining with no hash limiters at all.
Nvidia Coming with Serious Technicalities around the RTX 3060 Relaunch in Support of Gamers
In another spin tale, it is believed that Nvidia has done so because they as a company deeply care about the gamers, and as cards are scheduled to release in May, they don’t want these to run out of stock by miners and cryptocurrency enthusiasts as for this purpose they already have their fine line of crypto oriented GPUs. Another claim company has unveiled the specifics of how this time around, miners won’t develop a workaround disabling the mining hash limiter for Ethereum because the mechanism is now infused not only into the driver but into the BIOS and silicon chip of the graphics card as well.
Which one is it? Do they seriously care about gamers, or do they want to hard-sell their crypto-oriented graphics cards to the miners? One can only guess. However, the updated RTX 3060 cards will be bearing the same label as the previous ones because there is no change in terms of their functionalities and specifications as these remain the same. So, it seems miners are in for a huge disappointment because somehow, with the help of reverse engineering and such, they might have been able to take care of the driver and unlock the mining potential on this card. But with the BIOS and silicon chip is thrown into the mix, it just doesn’t feel that feasible, so they might have to buy a new graphics card from Nvidia’s crypto line-up.