A single line within the patch notes for the most recent GeForce driver (by way of Sweclockers) confirms that the rumoured new playing cards will land mid-Could and have Nvidia’s hash rate-limiting expertise. The identical line goes on to hyperlink to Nvidia’s weblog put up from again in February that reaffirms that its GeForce graphics playing cards are for avid gamers, not miners.
This driver updates the hash limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060 12GB and is required for product shipped beginning mid-Could. Consult with the NVIDIA Weblog for particulars: Hyperlink.
In case you have been avoiding the continued nightmare that’s the graphics card market, demand for the most recent GPUs is frustratingly excessive fee now, and never simply amongst avid gamers. A resurgence in cryptocurrency mining alongside ongoing provide issues brought on by the pandemic has meant that new graphics playing cards are offered out mere seconds after launch.
Nvidia’s two-pronged resolution to this downside is firstly to launch CMP playing cards which are constructed particularly for cryptocurrency mining, whereas additionally limiting the mining capabilities of playing cards geared toward avid gamers. That is the concept, however the first card to get the hash fee limiter, the GeForce RTX 3060, was undone by Nvidia’s personal hand, when it unintentionally launched a developer driver that allowed miners to bypass the limiter.
The hearsay is Nvidia will probably be rolling out its hash fee limiter throughout extra playing cards very quickly, with new PCI Machine IDs suggesting that a number of playing cards will incorporate its new limiter and that it will not simply be new playing cards being launched to any extent further, however all freshly minted GeForce GPUs.
That single line within the patch notes for the WHQL Recreation Prepared 466.27 driver seems to substantiate these rumours, and likewise provides us a mid-Could timeframe to concentrate on. This driver additionally has help for Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Version, Resident Evil Village, and Mass Impact Legendary Version.
Hopefully, this additionally signifies that we’re about to get an inflow of latest graphics playing cards as nicely, though, like everybody else, Nvidia continues to be going to be affected by the industry-wide provide points. A minimum of these new playing cards should not be fairly so interesting to crypto miners. Fingers crossed.