Last week there was news that the Ethereum crypto mining limiter installed in the RTX 3060 has been bypassed, but it was soon discovered that it was during the use of the Octopus algorithm with the Conflux alt-coin.
Luckily now there is new solid evidence to prove that the impossible has been done. The team at PC watch has claimed that they have bypassed NVIDIA’s Ethereum limiter, and it is an easy process. This what they said (translated using Google Translate):
“The specific method is not introduced here, but it does not require modification of the driver or BIOS, and anyone can easily do it with a little effort.”
This method does not involve any hardware changes, BIOS tweaking, or tricking drivers, and this can be a good news for crypto miners as they can expect an easy solution to bypass the mining limiter.
Moreover, HardwareLuxx has confirmed that EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC operating at its stock BIOS using NVIDIA’s GeForce 470.05 drivers also allowed the card maximum ETH mining rate of 41.213 MH/s. During the early testing of a Zotac RTX 3060, the mining rate dropped to 26 MH/s; just after a few minutes, it started mining; luckily, the 470.05 driver has no such limitations.
The second report proves that no special modifications are required to bypass the drivers, and all you need to do is install the 470.05 drivers.
If it is that easy to bypass the mining limiter in the RTX 3060, we can expect the same for the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, as it is rumored that it will be equipped with a mining limiter.