We already know about the LHR cards in the RTX 30 series and now for the first time one of NVIDIA’s board partners, GALAX has advertised the new LHR series.
Previously it was known that LHR might be the acronym for Lite Hash Rate but as per GALAX, it stands for Lower Hash Rate. The acronym isn’t important as it defines the same thing.
The cards share the same packaging as the non-LHR series which shows GALAX does not want customers to differentiate between the LHR and non-LHR cards. However, the packaging does have a FG tag which GALAX hasn’t explained yet.
The GPU specifications page confirms the mining hash rates of RTX 3070 LHR and RTX 3080 LHR models.
Apparently, the hash rates of LHR cards appear to be half of what non-LHR RTX 30 cards offer. These rates do not account for the mining optimizations which can increase the rates.
Currently, it is unknown if other board partners will follow the footsteps of GALAX or give these cards a different name.