GALAX launches GeForce RTX 3080/3070 LHR series with nerfed Ethereum mining performance

Published: May 8th 2021, 09:05 GMT   Comments

GALAX officially confirms the LHR series, releases three cards

This is the first time we get to see how new LHR series are being advertised by board partners. 

GALAX RTX 3080/3070 LHR (FG Series), Source: GALAX

According to GALAX, the LHR stands for ‘Lower Hash Rate’. We have previously heard that it might refer to ‘Lite Hash Rate’, but in the end, it shouldn’t really matter, because it means the same thing. What should matter is that the Ethereum mining hash rate has been confirmed to be lowered on these cards.

GALAX does not necessarily want customers to notice that these cards are not the non-LHR series, the packaging of these custom cards appears to be identical to the models already released. However, the new cards received a slightly different moniker of ‘FG’. Galax does not explain what this means yet.

The specification pages confirm the GPU variants being used by RTX 3070 LHR and RTX 3080 LHR models, as well as the estimated hash rate produced with these cards.

The hash rate to  LHR models appears to be half of the current RTX 30 series offer. Do note that those numbers do not account for typical mining optimizations, which can easily increase those numbers though power limiting or memory overclocking.

At this point, we are not sure if other board partners are to will follow GALAX and at least try to name these cards in a different way. We decided to list those cards separately in our database, this should help you find the models with limited hash rate once they become available.

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA102-202 Base Clock : 1440 MHz
Cores : 8704 Boost Clock : 1740 MHz (+1.8%)
TMUs : 272 Memory Clock : 19 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 10 GB GDDR6X 320b

Specs provided by VideoCardz.NET Database
GPU : GA104-302 Base Clock : 1500 MHz
Cores : 5888 Boost Clock : 1725 MHz
TMUs : 184 Memory Clock : 14 Gbps
ROPs : 96 Memory : 8 GB GDDR6 256b

The current NVIDIA roadmap would look like this:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Roadmap
Q3 2020Q4 2020Q1 2021Q2 2021
GeForce RTX 3090
PG163/PG132 SKU 30
GeForce RTX 3090
PG163/PG132 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
PG132 SKU 18
GeForce RTX 3080
PG133/PG132 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3080
PG133/PG132 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
PG141 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3070
PG142 SKU 10
GeForce RTX 3070
PG141 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
PG190/PG142 SKU 20
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
PG190/PG142 SKU ??
GeForce RTX 3060
PG190 SKU 60
GeForce RTX 3060
PG190 SKU 51

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