Nvidia says GeForce RTX 3060 is for gamers, not crypto miners – CNET

Nvidia says GeForce RTX 3060 is for gamers, not crypto miners – CNET


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Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 video card launched on Feb. 25.

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Nvidia says it’s taking steps to make sure its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card ends up in the hands of gamers. The RTX 3060 will be able to detect aspects of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm and limit its hash rate by around 50 percent, the company said in a blog post last week. This will make the GPU less efficient at mining the digital coin. 

“We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more,” wrote Matt Wuebbling, Nvidia’s vice president of global GeForce marketing, in the blog post. “Yet Nvidia GPUs are programmable. And users are constantly discovering new applications for them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep
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