After months in which the video card market is in a real whirlwind with minimal availability with no improvement on the horizon - the chip developer is finally announcing a pair of steps that will try to put some order in demand between miners and gamers
It started with the desktop cards, and threatens to move quickly even to the mobile world - an endless demand for advanced video cards that allow cutting Digital coins (Ethereum at the forefront, with a record price of more than $ 2,000 per coin and an overall market capitalization of close to $ 250 billion) Content with all the required modern benefits.
Many movements began to accumulate across the web about the inaccuracy of the graphic core keys, NVIDIA And AMD, to act against the distorted market situation that allows a limited number of prominent organizations and stakeholders to accumulate inventories of coveted hardware while the rest are left disappointed with inventories running out in moments and prices that climb softly far above those officially recommended - and now it seemsNVIDIA Internalize the great problematic, and begin to implement a gradual plan that can (perhaps) restore the required stability to all consumers.
The first immediate move by the American company will come as part of the launch of theGeForce RTX The popular 3060 in a few days - with a special firmware-level block that will specifically limit the hardware calls that characterize cryptocurrency mining. The cardsRTX The 3060 desktops will be artificially limited to about half of their full mining potential, hoping this figure will make them much less attractive to miners - especially since there seems to be no practical way to impose similar restrictions on models Ampere The previous ones are already on the market, so these questions will likely continue to “suffer” and be the main goals for that evolving niche.
B-NVIDIA Declare that the artificial restriction mechanism is sophisticated and incorporates several elements of software and hardware that communicate with each other, but it is clear that this is a significant business potential for those who can find a loophole that will return the models to full capacity - so it is clear that with the official launch It is impossible to prove to the engineers of the chip developer that they are not in full control as they had hoped.
The second step of NVIDIA In the coming months is the launch of official models designed for reactors - this time not in the initiatives of certain marketing partners (who have tried to offer portless mining models for monitors in the past, without unequivocal success) but in cores where the video hardware was disabled at the silicon component level. Because end users will find it very difficult (and unprofitable) to try to make use of products for any use other than that intended for it further from the production line. The company plans to launch four mining models under the HX branding over the next four months, and although the declared mining performance is lower and less efficient than theGeForce RTX Modern - estimates are that prices and availability may atone for the gaps thanks to elements such as a reduced (or even non-existent) warranty period and limited software support.
It is hard to imagine that these steps will lead to an immediate solution to the problem of hardware availability in the video card market - portable and stationary models that have already been launched are expected to continue to be a significant attraction for those interested in Etherum and its derivatives. Average household. However, this is a very important development that may well improve the situation in the long run - if NVIDIA Continue to be careful and launch all GeForce gaming models with advanced and uncompromising artificial limitations for mining and at the same time improve and expand the range of HX models (with big names like GIGABYTE, Asus, MSI and-Palit Which are intended to cooperate with in the new venture this is probably possible) it is possible that we will reach a point where miners will indeed be more profitable to stick to the dedicated products without also coveting what is intended for gaming enthusiasts.
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