The first attempt to slow down cryptographic mining capabilities with the modelsRTX 3060 A pitiful failure - but it seems that the green chip developer has not yet said her last word on the subject, and plans to return to war with a whole line of revised versions
NVIDIA is not really thrilled that many of the cardsGeForce Its used by consumers for mining Digital coins, Mostly Ethereum, with no connection to gaming or digital content creation for which they were originally developed and created - but does it really have the ability to prevent them from doing so? So far, the answer to this is stuttering and unclear at best.
Although the chip developer introduced a dedicated mining model family and announced a (supposedly) sophisticated protection mechanism at the firmware level in home GeForce models that would detect cryptographic mining operations and work to significantly limit hardware performance for them - but in the reality test this idea collapsed in a short time. For reports on some original methods for artificially overcoming the restriction on GeForce RTX 3060 cards, we have received an acknowledgment thatNVIDIA Itself has erroneously publicly distributed a driver version that does not contain the restriction. In other words, the demand of experienced miners for the new intermediate cards of NVIDIA Was no less large (and perhaps even larger in terms of price in relation to value) than the demand for the models.Ampere Advanced - by several orders of magnitude above the existing practical supply.
There were many in the network who hurried to take the opportunity to smirk a little at the expense of the giant company and rejoice in Ida, but now we get evidence that the last word among this firm has not yet been said. According to the reputable site igorslab.de, the marketing partner of NVIDIA These days we are really looking for updated revisions for all the GA104, GA102 and GA106 cores that are used in all the models of theAmpere Launched in the stationary market so far - which will be completely similar in their features and capabilities to what exists in contemporary cards on the one hand, but will include the cryptographic mining protections and will not work with past driver versions on the other.
The delayed GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, with the GA102-250 core, will be the first product in the improved generation of NVIDIA Designed to automatically detect and limit coin mining performance, but the plan seems to be to quietly launch new protected versions of all RTX 3000 models on the market as early as next month - and if that program succeeds it looks like the next significant supply of video cards to stores across The world for miners would be less profitable to snatch for themselves the bulk of those inventories (which would give more Gamers The chance of renewal will slightly reduce the differences in demand and supply and may also contribute to a gradual reduction in prices that regularly exceed the official recommended values).
We have no doubt that we will see more attempts by representatives of the mining world to overcome and outwit the limitations - but it is encouraging to see that NVIDIA Does not give up but continues to invest efforts in the subject, now that it has a separate brand for reactors, an orderly strategy for separating the areas and a clear economic interest in enforcing the matter with piety. Do too AMD On the way to making a similar move? We'll see.