Cryptocurrency miners have defeated Nvidia's Lite Hash Rate (LHR) technology

Nvidia's LHR technology is no longer a barrier for crypto miners

Cryptocurrency miners have defeated Nvidia's Lite Hash Rate (LHR) technology

Nicehash's Quickminer software has a full LHR bypass for Nvidia graphics cards

Nvidia's anti-mining Lite hash Rate (LHR) technology has been defeated, allowing cryptocurrency miners to "unlock" the full Ethereum mining performance of Nvidia's latest RTX 30 series graphics cards. Nicehash, with their Quickminer application, has fully unlocked the mining potential of most of Nvidia's latest GPUs, making LHR enabled RTX 30 series graphics cards just as effective as non-LHR RTX 30 series products.

LHR is an anti-mining technology from Nvidia that was designed to reduce demand for their graphics cards from non-gaming users. When users of LHR enabled RTX graphics cards mined Ethereum, Nvidia's LHR tech would kick in and dramatically increase the graphics card's performance. This made Nvidia's GPU less appealing to cryptocurrency miners, but it did little to alleviate Nvidia's GPU shortages.

Thankfully, rising energy costs and increase cryptocurrency mining difficulty have impacted the profitability of cryptocurrency mining, making the purchase of new graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining a poor business prospect. While Nicehash's full LHR bypass will increase the profitability of Ethereum mining on LHR enabled GPUs, it is not enough to cause another GPU shortage.

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Cryptocurrency miners have defeated Nvidia's Lite Hash Rate (LHR) technology

Nicehash has eliminated LHR for most, but not all, RTX 30 series GPUs

Nicehash has noted that Nvidia's RTX 3050 and RTX 3080 12GB graphics cards are not affected by their new LHR bypass. This suggests that Nvidia's newest GPUs utilise a newer version of their LHR anti-mining technology. Nicehash has stated that these graphics cards use LHRv3 (LHR version 3).

When describing their LHR unlocking tool, Nicehash only stated simply that it is "a kind of magic". 

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08-05-2022, 19:02:50

Dawelio
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When users of LHR enabled RTX graphics cards mined Ethereum, Nvidia's LHR tech would kick in and dramatically increase the graphics card's performance.
I'm pretty sure you mean "decrease" right?... Otherwise the entire technology would be completely useless if it would increase the graphics card's performance when mining.Quote

09-05-2022, 09:49:11

Piskeante
Who cares??
Mining is going to die in just about 6 months, and by this, the only ones that will get more profit by increasing the hashrate will be this guys that came last buying gpus at scalping prices for greed.

This is bad news, jesus christ....Quote

09-05-2022, 11:21:08

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Piskeante View Post
Who cares??
Mining is going to die in just about 6 months, and by this, the only ones that will get more profit by increasing the hashrate will be this guys that came last buying gpus at scalping prices for greed.

This is bad news, jesus christ....
Fellow crypto miners will be interested still. Just because it doesnt apply to you doesnt make it bad.

People have said mining will die for years yet its still here... Even if it declines, it wont die.Quote

09-05-2022, 11:33:08

KingNosser
I think the other part to remember is just cause things will change on one form of crypto doesn't mean that miners won't switch to something else if it's profitable and so the cycle continues, bitcoin and eth are far from the only cypto's in use after all.

being honest idk why nvidia bothered to nerf it to start with and they got egg on there face by stating it wasn't possible to be hacked they had litterally done that in days, so a pointless effort.Quote
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