ZOTAC announces RTX 3060 ‘Gaming’ series with updated GA106-302 LHR GPU
On Weibo, ZOTAC has officially confirmed it will be releasing its new RTX 3060 graphics card once again, except this time with a new cryptomining limiter.
The company does not explain the changes coming with the new chip, nor mentions LHR or cryptomining in general. However, this information is confirmed by Expreview who were first to publish this information.
According to the list of products published by ZOTAC, the company will be adding a letter ‘G’ or ‘GE’ moniker to its RTX 3060 lineup, which probably means Gaming Edition. We have already seen GALAX using a similar ‘FE’ moniker which meant ‘For Gamers’.
Future customers may need to pay more attention when purchasing new GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards if they wish to avoid LHR models. However starting from this month, no ‘old’ variants of Ampere GPUs will be produced. This means that the whole NVIDIA lineup will shift to models with the lowered hash rate in cryptomining.
|ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3060 LHR models|
|Old version name||New version name|
|–||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 PGF XGOC|
|ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Apocalypse OC||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Apocalypse GOC|
|ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 X-GAMING OC||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 X-GAMING GOC|
|–||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Thunderbolt Edition GE PRO|
|ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Thunderbolt Edition HA||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Thunderbolt Edition GE HA|
|ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Thunderbolt Edition HB||ZOTAC RTX 3060-12GD6 Thunderbolt Edition GE HB|
|–||Zotac RTX 3060-12GD6 Destroyer GE PRO|
|Zotac RTX 3060-12GD6 Destroyer HA||Zotac RTX 3060-12GD6 Destroyer GE HA|
[Zotac RTX 3060 graphics cards officially launched the new version of the GPU chip]
In order to distinguish from the previous models using the old version of the chip, Zotac will change the model name of the graphics card that uses the new version of the chip. The details are as follows:
Zotac RTX 3060 graphics card with the new version of the chip will be available soon, so stay tuned.