One of the largest graphics card manufacturers Nvidia’s bleeding-edge product RTX 3060’s Ethereum mining capability accidentally unlocked by Nvidia’s own software update.
As you might already know about Nvidia’s CMP is made for professional ethereum mining. Since the RTX series is designed for gaming rather than mining ethereum, according to Nvidia it cannot be well performed at mining cryptocurrency.
However, Nvidia just missed something and it pushes off the limits of the RTX 3060 graphics card. Recently, the company released 470.05 driver update to the card and it was mistakenly released with the code intended for use only by the Nvidia developer team, which makes RTX 3060 much more powerful. It actually removed the hash rate limiter of the card.
According to a report by Verge, Nvidia confirms it accidentally unlocked RTX 3060 Ethereum mining. An Nvidia spokesperson said,
“A developer driver inadvertently included code used for internal development which removes the hash rate limiter on RTX 3060 in some configurations,”
However, Nvidia has now removed the driver. But the thing is this is a hardware device. Users can easily be found the driver online even it has been removed from the official Nvidia site. And Nvidia won’t be able to prevent RTX 3060 owners from getting the advantage of the mistake by Nvidia.