NVIDIA reportedly removes Lite Hash Rate limiter with the latest driver

Published: Oct 13th 2022, 17:41 GMT   Comments

NVIDIA Lite Hash Rate is no more?

NVIDIA has reportedly removed LHR from its newest drivers, unlocking full mining potential on RTX 30 series. 

Cryptomining is not over, but it’s much less important that it was just 2 months ago, before Ethereum has moved to Proof of Stake. It looks like NVIDIA has finally decided to completely disable this technology on their RTX 30 GPUs, at least that’s what the reports from Reddit seem to suggest.

Redditor Timbers007 confirms that GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (which launched with LHR) is no longer affected by the limit. This is on the Windows operating system with Ethminer, cryptomining software that never had any unlocking ability. Provided screenshots shows ~112 MH/s mining speed, matching what unlocked miners such as NiceHash/NBMiner were already offering.

NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti mining performance with GeForce 522.25 driver, Source: Reddit/Timbers007

YouTuber Rapid Mining shows RTX 3060 v2 (model with LHR) reaching 47 MH/s with the newest driver, again confirming that LHR has been disabled.

NVIDIA RTX 3060 mining performance with GeForce 522.25 driver, Source: Rabid Mining

NVIDIA introduced LHR models in May 2021, but the algorithm was quickly bypassed by creative developers of mining tools. Eventually, LHR has been fully unlocked, which had an effect on GPU pricing, but not for too long. The LHR algorithm was a quick solution that impacted all memory intensive cryptomining workloads. NVIDIA had to re-release some graphics cards, but eventually, it was implemented into all RTX 30 series except the flagship RTX 3090 GPUs.

The LHR was reportedly removed from Windows and Linux drivers, which means that it will no longer be required to run miners with privileged user accounts for Ergo or Ethereum Classic mining, reports Redditor.

Source: Reddit, Rabid Mining via @I_Leak_VN

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