With the RTX 3060 about to hit the market, NVIDIA has already anticipated quite a bit of what it wants to do with its line of gaming GPUs: limit performance to mine. But the system you are going to implement will theoretically not work with existing RTXs and given the number of cards miners have, the driver ban is easy to ignore as you only need to install an old one. .
Will NVIDIA release Ampere 2.0 cards in the style of the RTX SUPER line?
It looks like user reviews are having an effect on NVIDIA. The HX line of graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining is a balm with which the company hopes to return to normal stock in stores for its players.
But that won’t happen without the restrictions for minors and these will only be available from models launched after the name< strong> RTX 3060
There are two aspects to this hypothesis: the first is the one discussed just above, a new line of graphics cards, whether or not they are from the RTX SUPER line, or end up being called some other way, like the addition of Ti to their honor, for example. While the other assumption is that there would be no changes in the nomenclatures and with it other technical specifications, other than that NVIDIA would silently implement improvements to its GPUs to block mining with its RTX 3000 range. for games.
The demand and the weight NVIDIA would put on IBDs
AIBs might not agree very much with the first hypothesis, since they have secured GPU sales due to lack of stock, but new models would require new R&D tests, new requirements for PCBs and more. of course, something new in terms of radiators or lighting systems as such to justify the price hike that would entail a bit.
Simply put, NVIDIA’s new SKUs involve new GPUs by AIB, so the mixed option is also starting to sound strong like a third possible hypothesis never seen before: renaming GPUs with a suffix or new name to differentiate them from the Current RTX 3000 so AIBs only had to include new firmware, keeping the same GPUs they currently sell and only changing the BOMs on the cases and so on.
There is even talk of possible names outside the hypothetical RTX SUPER range: RTX 3075, RTX 3085 and RTX 3095. Is this a solution that makes everyone happy? Will it be effective against miners since HX GPUs are slower than RTX H / s? Does the price of cryptocurrencies always compensate for the fact that there is less hash performance?
We don’t know, but what seems certain is that the mining industry is already working to get around NVIDIA’s restrictions with the RTX 3000. So if they are successful, these HXs will only be a stopgap measure for a while. some time, but they will always allow more. Graphics cards reach gamers, not minors, which is a first step forward, albeit temporary.