With the new update to the popular NBMiner, Ethereum miners can unlock up to 70% of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 LHR series GPU mining hash rate.
The latest update to the NBMiner mining software has unlocked 70% of the Ethereum mining performance in Nvidia’s Lite Hash Rate (LHR) series, up from 50% implemented by Nvidia in an attempt to prevent crypto miners from buying up the graphics cards instead of its target gaming customers.
While a boost to 70% is still not as powerful as the original mining performance of the Ampere RTX 30, it’s arguably better than its previous setting of 50%. That alone should convince miners to give the LHR series a try.
Ethereum miners can now set 68% as the optimal mining performance for these Nvidia 30 RTX LHR cards. Though they can set the rate even higher, it may cause the card to enter into a “lock state,” resulting in a lower hash rate.
The latest update only applies to Ethereum mining who uses the ethash algorithm. Good news for ETH miners, albeit for the short time, as the network shifts from the proof-of-work model to proof-of-stake, which effectively ends GPU mining for the cryptocurrency.
In March, Nvidia released the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) series for their RTX 30 cards where miners could use only 50% of the mining performances of these GPUs. However, due to the global silicone shortage, the company had to revise its mining performance at a lower speed.
As the graphics cards provided extreme mining efficiency, miners around the world added to the demand, making the shortage worse. Eventually, the company had to clamp down miners by introducing the Ampere LHR series that lowers the mining output without decreasing gaming performances.
With the new NBMiner update, Nvidia RTX 30 series is once again a viable option for Ethereum miners.