The cryptomining limiter that NVIDIA introduced into its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards appears to be getting more useless by every passing day. As spotted by hardware enthusiast and occasional leaker @harukaze5719, at least one miner has figured out how to bypass the check that prevents multiple GeForce RTX 3060 GPUs from being used as part of a single mining rig with the clever use of dummy HDMI plugs, PCIe risers, and NVIDIA’s special driver. It isn’t clear what motherboard the miner used; the PCIe riser trick reportedly only works with this particular model.
He used PCIe 3.0 x16 riser (x7) and all with dummy display output— 포시포시 (@harukaze5719) March 31, 2021
src (KR) : https://t.co/DNwInBZf3h
The entire rig is fully functional with all 7 RTX 3060s mining at full capacity which uses about 1020W of power. The 50 MH/s allows the miner to generate $32 a day with power costs included and will recoup his investment in approximately 105 days assuming that he paid the MSRP for the Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC 12GB which is $479.99.