NVIDIA announces GeForce RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ti with limited mining performance for gamers
Demand for GPUs for gaming such as NVIDIA's RTX series is increasing in order to perform the calculations necessary for mining virtual currencies (virtual currency), and the market price continues to rise. NVIDIA has announced that it will release a model with limited mining performance for the GeForce RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ti, following the long-standing availability of the RTX 30 series to gamers.
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The GeForce RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ti is a graphics card for gaming , the second generation RTX series with 'Ampere' architecture and Samsung 8nm process, NVIDIA is the world's most advanced gaming graphics card and appeal. The RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 were launched in September 2020, and the RTX 3060 Ti was launched in December 2020.
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The specifications of GeForce RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ti are as follows.
|NVIDIA GeForce||RTX 3080||RTX 3070||RTX 3060 Ti|
|Manufacturing process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Number of CUDA cores||8704||5888||4864|
|Number of RT cores||68 (2nd generation)||46 (2nd generation)||38 (2nd generation)|
|Number of Tensor cores||272 (3rd generation)||184 (3rd generation)||152 (3rd generation)|
|VRAM||GDDR6X 10 GB||GDDR6 8 GB||GDDR6 8 GB|
|GPU core clock (rated)||1.44 GHz||1.50 GHz||1.41 GHz|
|GPU core clock (boost)||1.71 GHz||1.73 GHz||1.67 GHz|
|Memory clock||19 Gbps||16 Gbps||14 Gbps|
|Memory bus width||320 bit||256 bit||320 bit|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||320 W||220 W||200 W|
|Auxiliary power supply||8pin x 2||8pin||8pin|
However, due to the soaring prices of virtual currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the demand for RTX30 series graphics cards for mining purposes has also risen sharply. The market price of the RTX30 series has soared, and it has been difficult for gamers, who are the original target users, to obtain it.
Therefore, NVIDIA announced that the GeForce RTX 3080/3070/3060 Ti will take further measures in addition to the hash rate limit of Ethereum. The restricted model will be given the identifier 'Lite Hash Rate' or 'LHR' and will be shipped from late May 2021. The restrictions do not apply to models that have already been released.
NVIDIA said about this mining performance limitation, 'The GeForce series is made for gamers and packed with innovative technology. NVIDIA's RTX 30 series is a dedicated RT core specialized for real-time late racing. It is built on the second generation RTX architecture 'Ampere' with a Tensor core for AI acceleration, providing gamers and creators with amazing visuals and performance. '
In February 2021, NVIDIA announced that it would limit the hash rate of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ethereum. In addition, we are announcing the 'CMP (Cryptocurrency Mining Processor)', which is a GPU dedicated to mining.
NVIDIA announces processor 'CMP' for mining & limits mining function of 'RTX 3060' --GIGAZINE
The CMP specifications are summarized in the table below.
|Ethereum hash rate||26MH / s||36MH / s||45MH / s||86MH / s|
|Power supply||1 × 8pin||1 × 8pin||2 × 8pin||2 × 8pin|
|Appearance time||February-March 2021||February-March 2021||April-June 2021||April-June 2021|
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