Earlier this month we reported that Nvidia might prolong the crypto mining limiter discovered on the RTX 3060 and upcoming RTX 3080 Ti to all fashions in its vary, together with present ones. This seems to be prefer it’s set to be the case, with Videocardz claiming Nvidia’s reached out to AIB companions to inform them of an incoming chip refresh in May for all RTX 3000 fashions, which can solely be appropriate with drivers limiting crypto mining and add Resizable BAR support out of the field.
This means that by the summer time, a lot of the new Ampere GPUs on the market ought to not have the opportunity to hit their extremely worthwhile hash charges, which might cut back the demand on graphics cards from crypto mining and assist ease inventory points which may continue until next year.
Nvidia will differentiate these new GPUs with the “Lite Hash Rate” time period, though it’ll solely be seen to AIB companions. Customers received’t simply have the opportunity to discover out whether or not they’re receiving one of many new cards from the packaging itself, which makes it tougher to search out a mining-capable mannequin.
Oddly, a supply to Videocardz claims Nvidia’s RTX 3090 shall be an exception, with the chip refresh solely including native Resizable BAR assist however not limiting hash charges on the cardboard. This is supposedly due to the mannequin’s lack of recognition amongst miners thanks to decrease profitability and its $1,499 MSRP.