A collection of missteps noticed the mining limiter on Nvidia’s RTX 3060 card first undone by artful hackers after which utterly eliminated by certainly one of Nvidia’s personal driver updates.
The most recent in a collection of leaks now suggests Nvidia’s subsequent main GPU launch — the RTX 3080 Ti — could possibly be shipped and not using a cryptocurrency mining limiter in any respect. Leaked screenshots first uncovered by VideoCardz.com present the 3080 Ti mining Ether with a hash charge of 118.9 megahashes per second — that’s greater than quadruple what the hamstrung playing cards had been initially presupposed to be able to.
It’s price noting that there was no affirmation that the GPU within the screenshots is identical one which Nvidia is prepping for launch. The leaked mannequin could possibly be a mannequin nonetheless round from earlier than the corporate determined to implement its mining limiters.
Additionally, Nvidia’s earlier missteps in releasing its anti-crypto playing cards have led to the corporate contemplating a whole overhaul of its 30 collection vary, so the efficiency of the cardboard in query might not essentially be consultant of the one that’s anticipated to hit cabinets in Might.
With a potential hash charge of 118.9 MH/s, the RTX 3080 Ti stands to be a really worthwhile card for Ether miners, even in Western nations.
China’s common electrical energy prices spherical out at $0.08 per kilowatt-hour per family, which means the GPU would stand to return earnings of round $378 per 30 days, or $4,611 per 12 months.
In america, the place electrical energy averages at round $0.13/kWh per family, the cardboard would nonetheless return wholesome earnings of $4,488 per 12 months, or simply over 2 ETH primarily based on present costs. The GPU is predicted to value round $999 upon launch, nonetheless, one other mad rush by cryptocurrency miners might see demand outstrip provide as soon as extra, once more leading to a better worth.