Hash rate performance for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti have been spotted. Expreview found that its new GeForce RTX 3060 LHR model features a hash rate of 21.77 MH/s, which makes it much less favorable for miners. A now-deleted Twitter post suggests that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti’s hash rate is a moderate 58.04 MH/s, confirming that the limiter is working on the new flagship despite it not being LHR branded. CUDA benchmarks have shown that it performs similarly to a GeForce RTX 3090, so its normal hash rates would be expected to exceed 100 MH/s.
Since there is no performance penalty in gaming, customers should see no reason to avoid the LHR series. That’s unless they were planning to casually use their graphics cards for mining. With the LHR series though, this will be neither easy nor profitable, but it is hard to guess what will happen in a few week’s time. Hopefully, this time around no one will find a way to remove the limiter, which now forces miners to focus on the RTX 30 graphics cards that were already sold. This should have an effect on graphics card pricing eventually.