Nvidia’s update accidentally unlocked RTX 3060 Ether Mining

Nvidia released a software update that mistakenly bypassed the Ether (ETH) mining block and which prompted the firm to place on its own Geforce RTX 3060 graphics card.

The latest 470.05 driver update was mistakenly divulged with code that was intended to be used only by Nvidia developers and this was stated on Tuesday by Nvidia spokesperson and the 470.05 allowed the removal of the harsh rate limiter.

Furthermore, Nvidia spokesperson posited that code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations was used by a developer inadvertently.

To produce demand induced shortage caused by crypto miners, Nvidia decided to intentionally hamper the Ether mining effectiveness of its RTX 3060 series graphics card.  Also, when the card was being used to mine ether and cut its computational power in half from 50MH/s to 25 MH/s, a three handshake between the hardware, the software  and the computer firmware ought to be used to ensure recognized it.

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