We reported to you a few weeks ago that NVIDIA it could replace its current ones GPU of the RTX 3000 series with new models that integrate a limiter for mining of cryptocurrency Ethereum. Igor’s Lab colleagues recently posted a new video on YouTube in which they explained how the Californian company informed its partners on how to behave.
According to Igor’s Lab, NVIDIA is trying to figure out how to mark these new GPUs in order to make it easier for consumers to identify whether they are purchasing a product with the limiter or not. For now, it appears that NVIDIA’s partners are free to market the new cards as they wish, as long as it can be possible to identify whether it is a product that can be freely used for mining or not.
This is good news for gamers and miners alike, as letting consumers know if the Ampere board they are buying is limited for mining will produce less confusion. We currently don’t know yet how the products will be differentiated, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see words like “Limited Edition” or “Gaming Edition” on the packaging.
There are also players who want to dedicate their time to mining in order to recover part of the cost of the graphics card. Models like the RTX 3080 were capable of generating over $ 8 a day over the past few months, and for this reason, many people wouldn’t want to buy artificially limited GPUs. AMD, on the other hand, said it has no plans to introduce hash rate limiters, leaving end users to decide how to use their cards.
Going back to NVIDIA GPUs, previously several people were convinced that identifying the limited cards would require disassembling them to see the exact GPU model. This would have required, in any case, the preventive purchase of the products, rather demanding and difficult to complete, especially considering the current situation.
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