Nvidia says it received’t nerf the Ethereum mining efficiency of current GPUs

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This morning, Nvidia introduced that it could artificially scale back the efficiency of its upcoming $329 GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card in terms of one particular job: Ethereum cryptocurrency mining. As bizarre as that information may sound, it was music to the ears of some players — who’ve been attempting and failing to get their palms on graphics playing cards for months because of the nice GPU scarcity, and blaming miners for a part of that.

You could be questioning: what does this imply for different GPUs? Nvidia isn’t speaking about its plans for future graphics card simply but, however the firm tells The Verge (in no unsure phrases) that it received’t nerf current GPUs. “We aren’t limiting the efficiency of GPUs already bought,” says a spokesperson.

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