Nvidia AIB partners have reportedly been informed about the GAxx2 GPUs with new anti-mining capabilities and Resizable BAR support enabled by default. Named LHR (Lite Hash Rate), the revised RTX 30 GPUs should start shipping in the middle of May.
We've already shared that Nvidia was planning to introduce crypto mining limiters to the RTX 3060 and the rest of the RTX 30 line-up, but now we have a shipping date window for the revised GPUs. The news comes from VideoCardz, which also stated that the first customers will receive the updated RTX 30 series cards by June. The revised GPUs are referred to as LHR chips. Non-LHR and LHR chips will have a different codename and PCI Device ID.
While we are likely to see the cryptomining limiter in revised RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 GPUs, Nvidia may avoid adding the limiter to the RTX 3090. Apparently, the reason behind this decision is due to the price of the card, and therefore lower profitability. Nonetheless, an updated RTX 3090 may feature a GAxx2 GPU to enable Resizable BAR support by default without the need for customers to change the vBIOS.
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KitGuru says: If Nvidia does indeed refresh the RTX 30 line-up with mining limitations in place, we may see more stock going towards the gaming market at last.