NVIDIA Fucked Up Big Time – GeForce RTX 3060 Ethereum Mining Restrictor Already Bypassed Using Insider NVIDIA Drivers

So much for that “secure handshake” between silicon and drivers.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple months which I can’t honestly blame you considering how dark and gloomy this whole industry is currently, NVIDIA quote on quote “released” the GeForce RTX 3060 which was the first RTX 3000 series graphics card to have received a major nerf to its ETH mining capabilities.

Described as being more severe than a mere driver lock, the RTX 3060 would actually be severely restricted when it came to mining Ethereum by as much as 50%  however you could just as easily mine something else on a different algorithm and still make bank while using the RTX 3060.

Now however it would seem that users have already bypassed the ETH mining restriction for the GeForce RTX 3060, but how did they overcome this “detrimental” hardware lock set by NVIDIA?

An NVIDIA BETA driver actually removed the restriction entirely…..

I fucking shit you not, an insider BETA driver removed the Ethereum mining restriction entirely, NVIDIA couldn’t even go more than two weeks with the facade of pretending to care about its GeForce Goyims™

The news broke out as PC Watch JP had reported the ETH hash rate of the GeForce RTX 3060 having seemingly doubled when utilizing NVIDIA’s BETA preview drivers providing solid hash rates of over 48 MH/s which at the time of writing this will probably net you over $5 USD daily from Nice Hash.

As NVIDIA trips over itself and the story made the rounds fellow jews outlets reported on the very issue and thus confirming it as well, such as HardwareLuxx and ComputerBase who’ve shared before and after hash rate performance figures comparing the insider BETA 470.05 and the 461.81 driver.

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Stating the obvious, from ComputerBase’s screenshots you can clearly see NVIDIA’s anti ETH mining restriction hit extremely quickly on the Gayme Ready version 461.81 driver crippling the RTX 3060 down to as low as 25 MH/s in a matter of moments while the BETA 470.05 driver maintains its hash rate of ~41 MH/s during a prolonged test confirming that NVIDIA has quite literally removed its own restriction by mistake.

There’s no BIOS tampering or flashing required, bypassing NVIDIA’s restriction is entirely possibly from installing insider NVIDIA BETA drivers which can be downloaded here.

How NVIDIA managed to fuck this up I haven’t the slightest damn clue. Now that there’s an official driver out there in the wild installed on many systems it can simply be passed around in secret allowing literally any RTX 3060 graphics card to mine at full chat, those Chinese and Pakistani mining farms are having a field day with this one.

Despite the nerf to mining ETH the RTX 3060 was already extremely profitable mining something else, hence why the POS costed over $450 during launch. As a whole the RTX 3060 is a disgusting graphics card being massively overpriced and offers identical performance one could’ve had two years ago for less money.

The only remotely good quality about the RTX 3060 was the half-arsed mining “restriction” which turned out to be a complete and utter joke and now NVIDIA accidentally fucked that up too so now you can actually mine Ethereum on the card making it much more profitable in the process.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is truly “The Ultimate Play”.