Since Nvidia decided to bring the newly redesigned RTX 3060 graphics card with a hash rate limiter, it was not confirmed whether Nvidia will redesign other RTX 30 series GPUs. It was most likely that they would do something similar which Nvidia has confirmed through its official blog post.
Nvidia said, “To help with this, our GeForce partners are labeling the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti cards with a “Lite Hash Rate,” or “LHR,” identifier. The identifier will be in retail product listings and on the box.”
So, currently, these are the only three graphics cards that are redesigned with the Hash rate limiter, however, with the release date of RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti so close, we hope that Nvidia also brings the hash rate limiter in these at the very start otherwise they would most probably get into the hands of miners.
Currently with the cryptocurrencies seeing a huge dip in their rates might be a good sign for gamers. People who were trying to enter the game now might keep away from it as the situation is volatile and pose a big risk in investing money into Bitcoin, Ethereum and other similar cryptocurrencies. Also, with the hash rate limiter, they will make less profit but we still need to wait to see if this really works.
Last time Nvidia itself ‘mistakenly’ released a driver update that led the miners to bypass the limiter. This time, however, Nvidia has made Game Ready Driver version 466.27 WHQL compulsory to work on the new graphics cards and the new GPUs will have a new ID loop.