When NVIDIA announced the LHR mining performance limiter, the company hoped that GeForce series graphics cards would no longer be used for cryptocurrency mining. Shortly after the release of solutions with LHR, applications began to appear on the network that partially bypassed this limit, but now a Polish developer named Sergey claims that he was able to make an application that allows you to completely bypass LHR and expose users to 100% of the power of the video card for mining.
This application was discovered by colleagues from MeDrivers and Videocardz. It is claimed that it is able to modify the BIOS of LHR video cards, removing the mining limiter. Along with this, however, it is also necessary to install a hacked graphics driver, but this operation can also be performed automatically. The developer promises that in this way NVIDIA Ampere video cards will be able to mine:
|RTX 3080 Ti||Up to 115 MN / s|
|RTX 3080 LHR||Up to 100 MH / s|
|RTX 3070 Ti||Up to 69 MH / s|
|RTX 3070 LHR||Up to 57 MH / s|
|RTX 3060 Ti LHR||Up to 61 MH / s|
|RTX 3060 LHR V2||Up to 49 MH / s|
|RTX A5000||Up to 110 MH / s|
|RTX A4500||Not measured|
|RTX A4000||Up to 67 MH / s|
|RTX A2000||Up to 46 MH / s|
It is not yet known whether the program really works as Sergei promises, but the situation is not the most pleasant. A full release of the utility is scheduled for February 26 this year. It is also worth noting that with the current prices for video cards and the rate of cryptocurrencies, it will take almost 500 days to beat off the conditional RTX 3080 Ti even at full power, and therefore mining is still not the most profitable activity.