Earlier this week it was discovered that the Ethereum mining limiter put in place on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 had been hacked. What made it extra fascinating is the truth that Nvidia itself was liable for the workaround.
A driver replace accessible solely to these within the Nvidia Developer Program eliminated the limiter. The 470.05 driver permits a GeForce RTX 3060 to mine Ethereum at a full velocity of almost 50 MH/s (million hashes per second).
Nvidia has now come out and confirmed the motive force that disabled the crypto mining limiter. In a press release launched on Tuesday night, the corporate blamed the motive force add on an inside error. “A developer driver inadvertently included code used for inside growth which removes the hash fee limiter on GeForce RTX 3060 in some configurations,” Nvidia stated. “The motive force has been eliminated.”
Nvidia opened Pandora’s field on the GeForce RTX 3060
Even with the motive force being eliminated, the harm has been accomplished to Nvidia’s plan to maintain miners away from the GeForce RTX 3060. In truth, you may say it’s been blown proper up.
Everybody knew it was solely a matter of time earlier than the 470.05 driver made its option to the general public by way of third-party web sites. And that’s precisely what has occurred, although we aren’t going to hyperlink to them right here. With it accessible with out the necessity to enroll in any sort of program, those that are so inclined can simply arrange an Ethereum mining machine.
The one saving grace to this complete scenario is that the motive force nonetheless doesn’t permit multi-card mining. Although, there are definitely those that will discover a option to obtain that with the RTX 3060.
Nvidia wants to only hope a mistake like this doesn’t occur once more. The backlash from gaming customers and extra can be loud if a workaround like this comes when the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti releases. They higher have a firmer handshake in place this time round, that’s for positive.