“GeForce Is Made for Gaming” – Nvidia cripples the RTX 3060’s Crypto mining performance

“GeForce Is Made for Gaming” – Nvidia cripples the RTX 3060’s Crypto mining performance

 Nvidia’s RTX 3060 graphics card is for gamers, not miners. Today, Nvidia has confirmed to us that they will be hobbling the RTX 3060’s Ethereum mining performance by 50%, making the graphics card less attractive to cryptocurrency miners. 

Nvidia has claimed that their RTX 3060 “software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm”, preventing the RTX 3060 from reaching its peak performance levels when mining Ethereum. To meet the needs of cryptocurrency miners, Nvidia will be creating CMP (Crypto Mining Processors) to help satisfy the market’s demand for mining performance. 

CMP products will lack display outputs and cannot output graphics, failing to meet the requirements of Geforce GPUs while meeting the requirements fo cryptocurrency miners. These products will be designed to maximise cryptocurrency mining efficiency while having no impact on Nvidia’s supply of Geforce/gaming products. 

With this move, Nvidia has made a bold statement that their Geforce products are for gamers, not cryptocurrency miners. However, it remains to be seen how effective Nvidia’s new drivers will be in hampering the RTX 3060’s mining performance. If Ethereum mining is hobbled, would the graphics card be profitable when mining other cryptocurrencies? 


This move will undoubtedly please a lot of gamers, who have been unable to purchase new gaming products for months, thanks to the unsatisfiable demand of cryptocurrency miners. Only time will tell if Nvidia’s crypto-blocking drivers will be effective with their RTX 3060, and we hope that Nvidia’s competitors will follow suit with similar actions. 

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