The company’s latest 470.05 beta driver has automatically unlocked performance and boosts the hashing rates for Ethereum mining for most RTX 3060 cards.

Mirrors can easily be very easily found online of the driver and the company will not be able to prevent RTX 3060 owners from continuing to use these drivers.

Originally, the company has restricted the RTX 3060 mining performance to steer crypto miners away from purchasing the cards. Despite this, the makers of GPU were confident that its restrictions couldn’t be defeated. In fact, they even claimed that it wasn’t just a driver holding back performance.

It’s not just a driver thing,” said Bryan Del Rizzo, Nvidia’s head of communications.

Nvidia confirms it accidentally unlocked rtx 3060 ethereum mining

The ongoing feud between cryptocurrency miners and gamers often has both sides frustrated, with GPU manufacturers squarely between the two sides. Now, Nvidia’s most recent introduction of the RTX 3060 seems to favor the cryptocurrency miners, after an apparent gaffe rendered protection moot.

The RTX 3060 was shipped with mining protection that, Nvidia stated, was implemented to ensure that gamers received cards from the current generation. This has been done to curry favor with gamers, frustrated after multiple launches of the Ampere series only went to cryptocurrency miners.


Few have been able to retrieve the Ampere generation due to a myriad of supply problems.

Confirms it accidentally rtx ethereum mining

Nvidia made a big deal about reducing the hash rate of Ethereum mining on its new RTX 3060 graphics card last month. A special system was supposed to make the RTX 3060 undesirable for cryptominers, but Nvidia has now confirmed that it has accidentally unlocked those restrictions with a new driver.

“A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations,” says an Nvidia spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “The driver has been removed.”

While Nvidia has now removed the driver, the genie is out of the bottle. Nvidia’s latest 470.05 beta driver automatically unlocks performance for most RTX 3060 cards, boosting hashing rates for Ethereum mining.

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‘NVIDIA confirms the ETH limiter on RTX 3060 was removed accidentally’

A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations.

The driver has been removed.

— NVIDIA

Multiple-GPU configurations are possible but only when cards are inserted into the motherboard slots and have dummy monitor plugs.

the driver works for ASUS, Palit, EVGA, GALAX, Gigabyte, and MSI cards.

Those alt-coins use different algorithms and their hash rate has never been limited by NVIDIA.

Fast forward to this week and we have a least three different sources now claiming that the mining restrictions have indeed been broken, but users should not expect doubled hash rate just yet.

PC Watch has today confirmed that the ETH mining restrictions have been broken. The editorial team has confirmed after contacting related parties. The site reports that no modifications to the driver or BIOS are required, which indicates that the restrictions might have been broken on a mining software level.

[…] The editorial department was able to confirm the fact that restrictions could be circumvented by interacting with related parties.

Last month, Nvidia made a huge deal about them reducing the hash rate of Ethereum mining. They did this for their all-new RTX 3060 graphics cards which is a special system supposed to make the RTX 3060 undesirable for crypto miners.

However, the company has only recently confirmed that with a new driver they have accidentally unlocked those restrictions.

Nvidia spokesperson, in a statement, said “A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations. The driver has been removed.”

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While the company has now successfully removed the driver, the damage is already done.

Nvidia made a big deal about reducing the hash rate of Ethereum mining on its new RTX 3060 graphics card last month. A special system was supposed to make the RTX 3060 undesirable for cryptominers, but Nvidia has now confirmed that it has accidentally unlocked those restrictions with a new driver.

“A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations,” says an Nvidia spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “The driver has been removed.”

While Nvidia has now removed the driver, the genie is out of the bottle. Nvidia’s latest 470.05 beta driver automatically unlocks performance for most RTX 3060 cards, boosting hashing rates for Ethereum mining.

Or how about with dummy plugs:Tom’s Hardware

Crypto Miners Fool Nvidia’s Anti-Mining Limiter With $6 HDMI Dummy Plug

Bypassing the “unhackable”

In general I think any type of “downgrading” or “nerfing” or “disabling” is always a bad idea, at least in software – I’m not just talking about NVidia. But also NVidia. For years they were never supporting the current release of Fedora, they were always some two version numbers behind. But now things broke all the time, because the current Fedora always ships with a gcc version that couldn’t be used with CUDA.
Now people either a) fudged the version number in a config file, and that was pretty unsafe, but in most cases still worked well, b) needed to several serious contortions to their installations to install an old gcc (hacks, manual installs, copra repos, asf.).

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The protections reduced the hash rate of Ethereum with the RTX 3060, making it an unideal component for cryptocurrency miners.

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This is no longer the case, as an Nvidia developer driver was accidentally released that removes the hash rate limiter. Nvidia readily states that the release of the developer driver is accidental, and has removed the driver from the shops. Nothing removed from the internet is truly gone: the driver has been uploaded to third-party websites.
The hash rate limiter was claimed to be immovable by Nvidia, which similarly boasted the hash rate limiter did not affect performance for the graphics card.

The protections were defeated within its first month on the market, by Nvidia’s own hand.

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