Starting in mid-May, NVIDIA graphics cards will be released with hash rate limitation.
It was suggested that a line in the patch notes shared for the recently released GeForce driver confirms that the new NVIDIA graphics cards will be released in mid-May and will feature hash rate limiting technology. On the same line, it is highlighted that the same line was linked to NVIDIA’s blog post in February confirming that GeForce graphics cards are for gamers, not miners.
The line is exactly like this: “This driver updates the hash limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and is required for products shipped as of mid-May. See the NVIDIA Blog for details: Link. ”
Let us remind you that the graphics card market is very active due to crypto money mining and the demand for the latest GPUs is made by miners, not players. As if the supply problems caused by the epidemic weren’t enough, the revival in cryptocurrency mining is causing new graphics cards to run out soon after they are released.
NVIDIA’s two-way solution to this problem is primarily to launch CMP cards specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining, while also limiting the mining capabilities of cards targeting gamers. On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3060, the first graphics card with hash rate limiter, lost this feature due to the accidental release of a developer driver that allowed miners to bypass the limiter.