Nvidia deliberately halves RTX 3060 hash rate to put off crypto miners

Nvidia is hoping to prevent cryptocurrency miners from bulk buying its upcoming GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs when it launches on February 25 by deliberately limiting the mining efficiency of the graphics card by around 50%.

This will hopefully make it less desirable for miners, leaving more stock to be bought by gamers. Nvidia’s latest graphics cards, including the RTX 3080, RTX 3090 and RTX 3070, have been extremely difficult to buy since their launch late last year, in part due to cryptocurrency miners bulk buying the GPUs to use for mining cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum.

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