Ever since cryptocurrency mining became a hot business, miners have released the best GPUs to increase production, making it harder to find and buy GPUs. Fortunately, Nvidia has announced that the upcoming RTX 3060 GPU will include new software drivers that make it less desirable for cryptocurrency workers, while launching a new GPU dedicated to mining.
Nvidia says that the RTX 3060 GPUs, which will be released on February 25, will come with software drivers that detect when the GPU uses the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm. The GPU will limit the hash speed (the unit of measure for how quickly a GPU processes cryptocurrency), making the GPU about 50% less efficient for miners.
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“CMP products – which do not create graphics – are sold through authorized partners and optimized for the best possible mining performance and efficiency,” said Nvidia. “They do not meet the specifications required by a GeForce GPU, and thus do not affect the availability of GeForce GPUs for gamers.”
CMP also lacks shield outputs and has a lower peak voltage output, which improves mining efficiency.
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“With CMP, we can help miners build the most efficient data centers while preserving the GeForce RTX GPU for gamers,” said Nvidia.
Crypto miners, scalpers and just generally strong demand have made it incredibly difficult to find 30-series GPUs, such as the highly coveted RTX 3080, since September last year. As Bitcoin and Etherium value soared in October last year, with Bitcoin reaching $ 20,000 per Bitcoin, GPU demand increased even further, according to Tom’s hardware. Nvidia has previously stated in January that the availability of the 30-series GPUs will remain low in the coming months.
Demand for the RTX 3060, Nvidia’s most affordable $ 329 series card, is likely to continue the trend. Nvidia’s plans for mobile 30-series GPUs may dispel the problem, but it costs to buy an entire gaming laptop.
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