The RTX empire strikes back
NVIDIA opposes 100% LHR unlocking on its GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards.
The latest 512.95 driver no longer allows bypass of the LHR crypto limiter on the RTX 30 series. Installing the new driver will revert all Windows-based mining software to the “original” hash rate, which is typically 50 to 70% depending on the algorithm and software.
However, the new driver does not permanently re-enable the LHR. Miners can simply install the older 512.77 driver that comes with the full LHR unlock. So this isn’t exactly a big deal, it just means that casual miners, so the least troublesome part of the mining community, will need to decide if they want to mine or play around with the latest drivers.
Lite Hash Rate was NVIDIA’s desperate attempt to dissuade miners from buying their cards. Unfortunately, the crypto mining community was quick to crack LHR and the 70% hash rate unlock happened pretty quickly after the first LHR cards were released. However, the full LHR unlock has been available for only two weeks.
The 512.95 mining block has been confirmed by a YouTuber Juliano Caju. Your RTX 3060 card is limited to 25 MH/s ETH hashrate with ‘nbminer’, which is much slower than the unlocked driver’s 46 MH/s.
NVIDIA LHR in 512.95 vs 512.77 drivers, Source: Juliano Caju
source via lucas peperaio:
Please note that the video is in Portuguese, but you can use the live translation.
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