The difficulties in chip production and the combination of mining have made video card stocks difficult. Especially NVIDIA RTX 30 series graphics cards are very efficient at digging Ethereum. For this reason, many players were unable to purchase the video cards introduced last year. Nvidia, however, wants to separate miners and players. The American manufacturer is looking to re-launch the RTX 30 series in a changing way.
The hardware-assisted mining restriction was first raised with the RTX 3060.
NVIDIA takes a new path with the RTX 30 series against crypto mining
After players reacted because they couldn’t find a video card, NVIDIA released a software restriction update for the RTX 3060. However, the green team later accidentally removed this update. Thus, the crypto mining restriction planned to come to the video cards was shelved in the first place. Nvidia, however, is determined to impose restrictions. The company is looking for a hardware overhaul this time.
NVIDIA has already announced CMP series graphics cards for crypto miners. Existing cards are based on Turing architecture for now, but in the coming months, we will also see CMP cards based on Ampere architecture. Nvidia, which works for crypto miners, will also update the GPU for the RTX 30 series.
The biggest reason NVIDIA is updating hardware is that it thinks software limitation won’t be enough. Despite the introduction of CMP graphics cards, many miners chose to buy video cards from the RTX 30 series. Because the miner with a video card from the RTX 30 series can conveniently remove the video cards in his hand after any decline in the crypto market.
The cards to refresh the GPU are as follows:
- RTX 3090: GA102-300 -> GA102-302
- RTX 3080 Ti: GA102-250
- RTX 3080: GA102-200 -> GA102-202
- RTX 3070 Ti: GA 104-400
- RTX 3070: GA104-300 -> GA104-302
- RTX 3060 Ti: GA104-200 -> GA104-200
- RTX 3060: GA106-300 -> GA106-302
GPU-defeated graphics cards will not experience performance degradation on the gaming side and ResizableBAR support will continue. Igor’sLAB said the new RTX 3080 Ti GPU has been shipped to partners. All cards are expected to be renewed in the second quarter of 2021.