Nvidia admits that GeForce 470.05 driver removes the mining limit of RTX 3060 ETH
In order to prevent Ethereum and other cryptocurrency miners from snapping up RTX 3060 graphics cards at high prices, Nvidia has previously restricted the mining performance of this graphics card through a variety of protective measures.
There is also news that miners have cracked Nvidia’s restrictions to restore mining performance, but these rumors are still controversial and the authenticity is still uncertain.
However, at this time, the driver officially released by NVIDIA has lifted the mining restrictions. After being widely reported by the media, NVIDIA has officially issued a response to the incident.
“A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations,” says an Nvidia spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “The driver has been removed.”
The GeForce 470.05 driver introduced by NVIDIA this time is for developers, and this driver mainly helps developers support WSL CUDA.
After installing this driver, the performance of Ethereum mining will be restored from the originally restricted 21MH/S to 42MH/S, which means that it will almost return to normal full performance.
Nvidia has now confirmed this matter. The company stated that the developer drives the use of certain internal proprietary codes in the company to remove mining restrictions under specific configurations.
After discovering the problem, Nvidia quickly withdrew this version of the driver, but the driver has been spread on the Internet, so Nvidia’s withdrawal is no longer meaningful.
Fortunately, the developer driver has many restrictions and may not be sought after by miners. It is not clear whether these restrictions can be cracked.