It’s official, NVIDIA is introducing the Lite Hash Rate by default on the RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060. These new cards will be available on the market at the end of May.
The latest GeForce RTX 30s are always hard to find on the market, and when they do, the prices soar. The problem is that these cards are used by many cryptocurrency miners around the world, preventing players from accessing them, even though the global shortage of electronic components continues and impacts production (like that of the PS5).
In order to limit the demand of minors, NVIDIA had implemented a software restriction in order to limit the hashrate of ETH with its latest generation of graphics card, but it was quickly bypassed. This is why the founder had announced end of April that the next RTX 30 would immediately integrate a new hardware clamping system, which it will not be possible to circumvent this time. NVIDIA has just made official these new graphics cards!
The whole range concerned
The GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti and RTX 3060 sold from the end of May will integrate the LHR, for Lite Hash Rate. This device would allow, according to the words of the manufacturer, to divide by two the speed of the hashrate, which should make these graphics cards a lot less interesting for miners. In order to differentiate these new GPUs from the old ones, the LHR cards will be labeled as such, with the identifier « Lite Hash Rate » specified on the packaging.
Besides this famous Lite Hash Rate, these graphics cards change absolutely nothing to the RTX 30 that we already know. As for cryptocurrency miners, they should soon be entitled to a dedicated graphics card, the CMP, so as to reserve the RTX range for gamers.