We all knew about the LHR versions of the RTX 30 Series, and after Galax, Gigabyte and AORUS have also introduced LHR ‘Lite Hash Rate’ versions of their GeForce RTX 3060 cards. The following graphic cards have been upgraded with the Ampere GA106-302-A1 GPU, which does not allow crypto mining: RTX 3060 Elite OC, RTX 3060 Gaming OC, RTX 3060 Vision OC, and RTX 3060 Eagle OC / Non-OC graphics cards.
Last week, Galax also listed its own GeForce RTX 30 LHR ‘Lower Hash Rate’ graphics cards, which included: RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. Since these cards are not expected to arrive until June; hence they were removed.
The question arises, how will users identify these cards. Gigabyte is listing these cards as Rev 2.0 on its website and is using LHR’s ‘Lite Hash Rate’ description in the list of the key features. However, there is no specific product code or Rev 2.0 label on the packaging.
The LHR treatment is a minor inconvenience, but you should not forget the fact that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and other cards are designed for gamers first, and there is a reason behind the LHR versions. We can also expect LHR treatment for other cards by mid of 2021.