Wednesday, April 28th 2021

NVIDIA Silently Relaunching RTX 30-series with "Lite Hash Rate" Silicon Edition

Remember that story regarding NVIDIA relaunching a new RTX 3060 SKU that actually does limit the hash rate for Ethereum mining workloads? Well, not only has it been cemented, but it also has been expanded. Reports are coming in that all but confirm that NVIDIA is on its way to provide its partners with updated silicon that should put mining performance of their RTX 30-series cards into a less palatable price-performance territory for would-be miners. That, in turn, should bring them closer to NVIDIA's CMP (Crypto Mining Processor) cards instead - and as wanted by both the company and consumers.

According to the sources, the new graphics cards will be indistinguishable from those that are still in transit or in stock (all two of them worldwide, of course). NVIDIA is internally describing the revised silicon as "Lite Hash Rate", and that is the message they communicate with AIBs. Apparently, the new "Lite Hash Rate" graphics cards will range throughout the entirety of NVIDIA's already-released RTX 30-series portfolio, from the ill-fated RTX 3060 up to the RTX 3080 Ti - the only absent graphics card is the RTX 3090, apparently, which could mean that NVIDIA is confident enough on that graphics card's cost being too high to be attractive to miners - especially when you consider how much more they are going for above the MSRP that was half-heartedly slapped on it. The new chips carry an update to their SKU identification - the GA102-200 chip that powers the RTX 3080 is being revised to GA102-202, as will all other chips made "lite" in this way. Expect the new cards to start hitting retail come June.
Source: Videocardz
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80 Comments on NVIDIA Silently Relaunching RTX 30-series with "Lite Hash Rate" Silicon Edition

#76
moproblems99
Vayra86
Segmentation into what, cards for mining and cards for mining?
Or cards for ai and mining and cards for games and mining. Sums it up. I am curious how they are going to do this in silicon without butchering similar workloads

Definitely interested to see what they put in their heuristics to detect dags, etc
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#77
moproblems99
sepheronx
I wish you all the best luck with the card. And please let me know what happens.
Sale at performance pcs so I picked up a new rad and quantum block.
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#78
Parn
xorbe
Trading electricity and heat for money, while not actually bringing anything of actual value to the planet, should simply be illegal.
Maybe some of us could try to launch a signed petition to the government against crypto mining?

Honestly with so many rich fat cats supporting the crypto around the world, I do not think the government of any major countries would ban mining and make it illegal. After all it's those uber riches who make the laws/rules, not us peasants.
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MentalAcetylide
Parn
Maybe some of us could try to launch a signed petition to the government against crypto mining?

Honestly with so many rich fat cats supporting the crypto around the world, I do not think the government of any major countries would ban mining and make it illegal. After all it's those uber riches who make the laws/rules, not us peasants.
Yes, I've likened it to 2.5 lbs of food for a single day's wages, 13.5 lbs of animal feed for a day's wage, but don't harm the price of luxury items.
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