Nvidia reduces the power of RTX 3080 and 3070 when mining Ethereum virtual currency

   Nvidia recently continued to reduce the ability to mine Ethereum virtual currency for the new generation of GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards.After Nvidia reduced the virtual currency mining performance on the RTX 3060 released in March, the new line of graphics cards will be labeled "Lite Hash Rate" or "LHR" to let users know that these graphics cards will be limited. digging ability. “The hash rate reduction will only apply to newly manufactured graphics cards with the LHR label, not to previously purchased cards. We believe this move will bring GeForce graphics cards at better prices to gamers.” – Nvidia's sales  team leader said.
   The new RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 graphics cards will begin shipping this month, with the LHR designation displayed on the product box upon purchase. Nvidia also said that it only limits the ability to hash data, but does not reduce performance.
However, the company previously accidentally released a test driver that unlocked this hash limit for the RTX 3060, greatly increasing the performance of the card. Although another update has replaced it, some users are still keeping the previous version.
   Nvidia's launch of the hash rate reduction LHR identifier is the company's attempt to limit the scarcity of cards and the high prices caused by mining users. Gamers have been trying to get their hands on these cards, but since they've all been hunted down, GPU shortages have increased in recent months. Nvidia is recommending Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) for the "miners", these cards will have good and efficient mining performance, but the graphics will not.