Future GPUs for games will have their limited warranty, the reason is that manufacturers cannot know what they will be used for. They not only increase mining prices, but also reduce warranty periods
Your gaming GPU was not intended for mine
Mining is a business for which gaming GPUs are not prepared, since to obtain the maximum ratio of “hashes” per second, it is necessary to force its operation to the maximum. What you are doing is increasing the VRAM clock speed to higher than normal clock speeds and voltages. The results? The lifespan of an element essential to the functioning of a graphics card is limited.
When you make a chip of any type, what you do is take it through a series of stress tests that tell the manufacturer the voltages and speeds at which it can operate over the long term. What is done is to test the chip at different clock speeds and different voltages, which were previously stipulated. This allows them to sell the best performing chips for a higher price and get a higher margin on them.
Thanks to consumer protection laws, no one can launch a product whose useful life is less than the warranty period established by law. This is why certain manipulations of the product are not covered by the warranty, since the product was not designed for such use, being cryptocurrency mining via GPUs one of these uses.
Gaming GPU with Limited Warranty for Mining
MSI has decided to cut the warranty on some of its graphics cards which were sold in Russia from three years to six months only. This reduction in warranty time in the land of the czars has a very simple explanation, there the warranty can be for the period decided by the manufacturer, but they are obliged to provide after-sales support on the product for up to ten years.
Guarantee, as the word says, is the manufacturer’s promise that the product will perform well for a certain period of time, provided the user makes correct use of it. We know that mining GPUs have limited warranties, especially since they mine 24/7.
Can mining related GPU warranty reduction occur at other manufacturers outside of Russia? Obviously this can happen, but they will not be able to go beyond what is established by the law of each region. What they cannot do is cut off a product’s warranty once it has been sold to the end user. It can therefore be seen that future editions of the RX 6000 and RTX 30 have a more limited warranty than those already on the market.