NVIDIA representatives claim that miners will not remove or crack the performance limitation of GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards, as they said in a comment for PC Gamer.
NVIDIA announced a 2x performance cap when mining cryptocurrencies on the RTX 3060 on February 18. The limit will be turned on programmatically after detecting the activation of the mining algorithm. The company also developed the CMP HX processor, which is specifically designed for mining. Devices based on it will go on sale in the first quarter of 2021, and its improved version of this GPU will be released in the second quarter.
The release of the GeForce RTX 3060 is scheduled for February 25, 2021. The recommended price for the GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB is $ 329.99.
Ordinary users were enthusiastic about this news, but the miners, of course, are annoyed. In this context, there was talk that Nvidia may limit the performance in the mining and its other models; supposedly, this will help solve the situation with a shortage of video cards. But the company has denied these rumors.
In a comment to The Verge, an Nvidia spokesman said, ” We are not limiting the performance of the GPUs already on sale .”
So those who have already acquired previously released Nvidia video cards should not worry about their farms – the performance will remain the same.
As for the Nvidia CMP 3D cards announced yesterday, intended just for mining, they should not affect the release of gaming GeForce in any way. This follows from another comment from an Nvidia spokesman: “The chips used for the CMP cannot meet the GeForce specifications and do not affect the overall volume [production] or availability of the GeForce.”
There are two ways to interpret “non-compliance with specifications”: on the one hand, we can talk about new GPUs with some differences from the already presented Ampere GPUs. On the other hand, there is a possibility that rejected GPUs are used for CMP, which are not suitable for serial GeForce but are suitable for mining cryptocurrency. The second version is supported by an Nvidia representative’s confidence that the release of the CMP will not affect custom GeForce in any way. Indeed, there will be no effect if the rejected GPUs are used in the CMP.