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News Nvidia Hacks Its Own GeForce RTX 3060 Anti-Mining Lock

Vae_Victis

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Here the article: https://www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/nvidia-hacks-own-geforce-rtx-3060-anti-mining-lock

Apparently the latest beta drivers released by Nvidia messed up the RTX 3060 anti-Ethereum mining limiter. Simply installing the new drivers with a clean installation will bump hash rate when mining Ethereum from 28 MH/s to 48 MH/s.

For those who won't be arsed to open the article, this is not a rumor from some East-Asian Facebook account. The website tested this and confirmed it's true.
 

STARSBarry

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Here the article: https://www.tomshardware.com/amp/news/nvidia-hacks-own-geforce-rtx-3060-anti-mining-lock

Apparently the latest beta drivers released by Nvidia messed up the RTX 3060 anti-Ethereum mining limiter. Simply installing the new drivers with a clean installation will bump hash rate when mining Ethereum from 28 MH/s to 48 MH/s.

For those who won't be arsed to open the article, this is not a rumor from some East-Asian Facebook account. The website tested this and confirmed it's true.

I am sure this is an "accident" after the mediocre reception of the none TI 3060. You can go to retailers like overclockers right now online and just buy them, apparently the value for gamers compared to the 3060 Ti is so bad people are just waiting for that to come into stock, and really with the difference in performance score now coupled with the reveal that paring a 5600x with a AMD GPU will boost performance due to Nvidia driver overhead, can you blame them?
 
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So unhackable that a driver disabled it. Give it a few weeks and I'm sure someone will work out how to patch the driver so you don't have to use a beta version.
chappelle show lol GIF
 

fermcr

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NVIDIA just wanted good pro gamer PR... after getting that, now they release the driver to unlock those cards for full mining.
 

llien

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Its clear nvidia did this on purpose for some reason.
Regardless, the thought that driver level "protection" is a real protection baffles me.
Even without "big money could be made" aspect, someone would have hacked it just for fame.
 
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Stay the fuck away from ARM.
Absolute dogshit tier company.

it’s kinda like FIFA players hating EA.
 

Vae_Victis

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And now you won’t be able to buy a 3060 lol

Nobody is buying it anyway. Nvidia "accidentally" leaked this driver so at least the miners would now buying up this shitty card.
It was already beyond impossible to find one at RRP in Europe, if you looked a lot and were very lucky you might snatch one for ~€700, usually re-sold.

Now I think by the end of the week they'll go the way of all the other 3000, so basically impossible to buy for less than x3-4 the RRP.
 
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