NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 “Lite Hash Rate” series to begin shipping mid May

Published: Apr 28th 2021, 10:12 GMT   Comments


We received an update on the upcoming GAxx2 NVIDIA GPU series featuring a new cryptomining limiter. 

NVIDIA has provided an update to its partners in regard to upcoming xx2 chips. Those GPUs will feature a new cryptocurrency mining limiter and most likely RezisableBAR support without a need for a vBIOS update.

NVIDIA is expecting GA1XX-xx2 chips to start shipping in the middle of May, which means that first customers may receive their cards in June. Our sources have been quite clear that NVIDIA has no plans to differentiate LHR chips from existing models. All cards will feature the same product names and the only way to distinguish LHR from non-LHR chips is by looking at the GPU. Eventually, graphics card monitoring tools should be able to recognize which version is used. After all, GAxx2 GPUs will have a different PCI Device ID and they will require a new driver. The tools should also report on ReBAR support.

It’s worth noting that Lite Hash Rate is not a marketing term, but rather a term used to describe new GPUs to board partners. NVIDIA has been quite clear that those chips will offer the exact same performance in games as the cards already on the market (that’s not taking ReBAR performance uplift into account).

With the ‘quiet launch’ of the RTX 30 LHR series, the supply of Ampere GPUs is expected to improve. NVIDIA has not yet provided an explanation of what exactly has been changed that would limit mining performance on the new chips. The previous attempt to introduce a software limiter with RTX 3060 has spectacularly failed after NVIDIA ‘accidentally released a driver without it. This SKU will also receive a new version with a reintroduced crypto limiter.

One of our sources says that RTX 3090 might be the only card that will not feature the crypto limiter, which is simply not needed as mining profitability on this SKU is low due to the high price of the card itself. However, this SKU is still expected to receive a new GA102-302 GPU, which suggests it might simply be a ReBAR update.

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

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy