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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.

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.

Sources: @harukaze5719, Wccftech

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10 Comments

  1. Yup. What can you really say, other than I’m surprised it’s only 7 and not 74.

    And look at that, it’s our good buddy Zotac. Probably bought direct.

  2. [QUOTE=”Space_Ranger, post: 31898, member: 52″]
    Color me shocked!
    [/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 31897, member: 96″]
    Yup. What can you really say, other than I’m surprised it’s only 7 and not 74.

    And look at that, it’s our good buddy Zotac. Probably bought direct.
    [/QUOTE]
    Hey, he even went so far as to use color-matching power cables! Wonder if those came from Zotac too.

  3. Looking at that wallpaper it looks like he co-opted the nursery to install it in too… Gotta keep the kiddos warm, and I’m sure the gentle soothing sound of the fans keeps them nice and calm.

  4. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 31914, member: 96″]
    Looking at that wallpaper it looks like he co-opted the nursery to install it in too… Gotta keep the kiddos warm, and I’m sure the gentle soothing sound of the fans keeps them nice and calm.
    [/QUOTE]
    I noticed that too.

  5. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 31939, member: 87″]
    I noticed that too.
    [/QUOTE]

    He probably put it in there after the divorce.

  6. [QUOTE=”Riccochet, post: 31903, member: 4″]
    Straight to China with those cards. That’s where most of them will wind up.
    [/QUOTE]
    Label on the box is in Chinese so most likely meant for that market.
    Probably not much point for Zotac to sell them anywhere else at this stage, save a bunch on shipping by just selling locally.

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