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Nvidia Accidentally Unlocked Mining When Updating RTX 3060 Graphics Card Driver

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The manufacturer of graphics chips, Nvidia, admitted that it mistakenly released a driver that allow you to bypass the mining speed limit on the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.

An Nvidia spokesperson confirmed that the latest driver update 470.05 was mistakenly released with code intended for use only by Nvidia developers, removing the cryptocurrency mining speed limiter.

The developer version of the driver included code used for internal development that removes the hashrate limiter on the RTX 3060 in configurations.

In February, Nvidia announced that the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card would be protected from miners. The driver halved performance if it noticed a typical mining load. The company said that the protocol cannot be hacked. This restriction was introduced in order to reduce the shortage of video cards in the market, caused by the increased popularity of cryptocurrency mining. The company explained that they want GeForce cards to be used by gamers.

But the protection was circumvented thanks to the specialists of Nvidia itself. The company posted a driver for developers with disabled protection from miners. The mistakenly released update was removed from open sources, but is already in full swing on the Internet. It turned out that the driver works without any modifications and allows you to increase the hashrate to 47-48 MH/s, against 20-25 MH/s, which occur when doing crypto mining.

Last week, there was information that the mining restriction can be circumvented. Read More: Nvidia’s Hash Rate Limiter Cracked By Crypto Miners Within Two Weeks

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Albert Brown
Albert Brown is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. Holds major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.


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