Thursday, May 13th 2021

GALAX Debuts GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti Cards with Hash-rate Limiters

GALAX today debuted a new line of GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards that come with NVIDIA's latest hash-rate limiter that make the cards unsuitable for crypto-currency mining. The cards look identical to the SKUs already launched by the company based on these GPUs, but are based on revised LHR (low hash-rate) versions of "GA104" or "GA106" ASICs that feature the hash-rate limiter. The oldest (launch) drivers for the RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti won't work with these cards, you'll need the latest driver on the NVIDIA website. Today's announcements come in the wake of last week's introduction of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 LHR graphics cards by GALAX.
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15 Comments on GALAX Debuts GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti Cards with Hash-rate Limiters

#1
dirtyferret
Excellent, I can't wait to not being able to find these cards online other than scalper units for 3x their MSRP.
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#2
bug
dirtyferret
Excellent, I can't wait to not being able to find these cards online other than scalper units for 3x their MSRP.
You will notice there is no advertised MSRP ;)
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#3
Metroid
lol, as soon as the crypto market crashes nvidia and its partners will beg to miners to buy their gpus again and funny will be will not be more miners, 99% miners will be gone because there will be no profit at all, actually in the bear market people were mining for 3 years without any profit at all.
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#4
1d10t
Hash rate limiter with no scalper proof technology.
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#5
Legacy-ZA
Metroid
lol, as soon as the crypto market crashes nvidia and its partners will beg to miners to buy their gpus again and funny will be will not be more miners, 99% miners will be gone because there will be no profit at all, actually in the bear market people were mining for 3 years without any profit at all.
You, miners, put way more value on yourselves than is due, nVidia will manage just fine without you screwing their gaming customers, you will get your mining cards, stay away from gaming cards, you miners are a plague, there are many other cryptos with better tech, faster, cheaper, etc. without using Proof-of-Work.
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#6
docnorth
Unfortunately mining is mostly a matter of tax evasion. I hate to say it, but only the tax office can save us gamers (personally I barely play games, the kids do).
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#7
Hemmingstamp
docnorth
Unfortunately mining is mostly a matter of tax evasion.
Are you speaking for yourself? You can mine within the tax threshold, declare it, and not pay anything. But if your mining and think you can avoid watchful eyes down a phone line you're living in lala land. Gamers come second where money is concerned.
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#8
Upgrayedd
Metroid
99% miners will be gone because there will be no profit at all, actually in the bear market people were mining for 3 years without any profit at all.
Sooooo are they gonna mine or not? Cause you just said 2 different things.
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#9
bug
Hemmingstamp
Are you speaking for yourself? You can mine within the tax threshold, declare it, and not pay anything. But if your mining and think you can avoid watchful eyes down a phone line you're living in lala land. Gamers come second where money is concerned.
How do you keep under the threshold if you don't know the price of what you mine before the month is over? Plus, I don't think all countries have a threshold.
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#10
Hemmingstamp
bug
How do you keep under the threshold if you don't know the price of what you mine before the month is over?
By reading the taxation threshold in the country you reside.
Advice from a good accountant doesn't hurt either.
bug
I don't think all countries have a threshold.
I'd like to know which one's don't. I think everyone would.
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#11
Tardian
docnorth
Unfortunately mining is mostly a matter of tax evasion. I hate to say it, but only the tax office can save us gamers (personally I barely play games, the kids do).
It is REALLY easy for revenue authorities to find crypto mining outfits.
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#12
Chomiq
Tardian
It is REALLY easy for revenue authorities to find crypto mining outfits.
It might be easy but they have to at least try to find them in the first place. 100m from my block there's illegal casino dressed up as closed liquor store. They're operating for over a year now, police knows about it, equivalent of IRS didn't do a thing about it. Is it really hard to have someone stake out a closed store that has people going in and out and you can clearly see PC's running casino games when they open the doors?
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#13
bug
Chomiq
It might be easy but they have to at least try to find them in the first place. 100m from my block there's illegal casino dressed up as closed liquor store. They're operating for over a year now, police knows about it, equivalent of IRS didn't do a thing about it. Is it really hard to have someone stake out a closed store that has people going in and out and you can clearly see PC's running casino games when they open the doors?
Agreed. It it REALLY hard to find something when you're not even looking.
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#14
Hargema
Legacy-ZA
You, miners, put way more value on yourselves than is due, nVidia will manage just fine without you screwing their gaming customers, you will get your mining cards, stay away from gaming cards, you miners are a plague, there are many other cryptos with better tech, faster, cheaper, etc. without using Proof-of-Work.
I don't think we should forget who brought NVIDIA and AMD to prominence before crypto miners even became a thing.
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#15
Hemmingstamp
Hargema
I don't think we should forget who brought NVIDIA and AMD to prominence before crypto miners even became a thing.
Both have already forgot.
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