Nvidia announced that will be reducing the hash rate of newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, 3070 and 3060 Ti graphics cards so they’re less desirable to miners. GeForce products are made for gamers — and packed with innovations. The RTX 30 Series is built on our second-generation RTX architecture, with dedicated RT Cores and Tensor Cores, delivering amazing visuals and performance to gamers and creators. Because NVIDIA GPUs are programmable, users regularly discover new applications for them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep learning and robotics. Mining cryptocurrency is one of them.
Halving Hash Rate
To help get GeForce GPUs in the hands of gamers, Nvidia announced in February that all GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards shipped with a reduced Ethereum hash rate and that will also taking additional measures by applying a reduced ETH hash rate to newly manufactured GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards. These cards will start shipping in late May.
Clear Communication to Gamers
Because these GPUs originally launched with a full hash rate, the new Nvidia cards will be labeled as the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti cards with a “Lite Hash Rate,” or “LHR,” identifier. The identifier will be in retail product listings and on the box. Note that this reduced hash rate only applies to newly manufactured cards with the LHR identifier and not to cards already purchased.