NVIDIA limiting hash rate of GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs and launching CMP

    NVIDIA limiting hash rate of GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs and launching CMP

    NVIDIA limiting hash rate of GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs and launching CMP

    Posted: 18 Feb 2021

    We are gamers, through and through. We obsess about new gaming features, new architectures, new games and tech. We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more.

    Yet NVIDIA GPUs are programmable. And users are constantly discovering new applications for them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep learning and robotics. Mining cryptocurrency is one of them.

    With the launch of GeForce RTX 3060 on Feb. 25, were taking an important step to help ensure GeForce GPUs end up in the hands of gamers.

    Halving Hash Rate

    RTX 3060 software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm, and limit the hash rate, or cryptocurrency mining efficiency, by around 50 percent.

    That only makes sense. Our GeForce RTX GPUs introduce cutting-edge technologies such as RTX real-time ray-tracing, DLSS AI-accelerated image upscaling technology, Reflex super-fast response rendering for the best system latency, and many more tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who create digital experiences.

    To address the specific needs of Ethereum mining, were announcing the NVIDIA CMP, or, Cryptocurrency Mining Processor, product line for professional mining.

    CMP products which dont do graphics are sold through authorized partners and optimized for the best mining performance and efficiency. They dont meet the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, dont impact the availability of GeForce GPUs to gamers.

    For instance, CMP lacks display outputs, enabling improved airflow while mining so they can be more densely packed. CMPs also have a lower peak core voltage and frequency, which improves mining power efficiency.

    Creating tailored products for customers with specific needs delivers the best value for customers. With CMP, we can help miners build the most efficient data centers while preserving GeForce RTX GPUs for gamers.

    Source: GeForce Is Made for Gaming, CMP Is Made to Mine | The Official NVIDIA Blog
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    18 Feb 2021

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    I thought crypto mining was illegal or on its way to being illegal. Or is this Game Stop part deux?
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    This is very wrong. The mining cards have zero value once mining is unlivable and will end up as E Waste. Way to go NVIDIA.
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  3. Posts : 2,068
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    Linus ripped Nvidia a new one over this BS annoucement.
    NVIDIA pretends to care about gamers. - YouTube
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    Sad reflection of society when a private purchase is available for public use,without consent.
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    Yep I seen the linus video and his points make sense. His point about the cards not flooding the used market at end of boom may well signal Nvidia's true intentions.
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