Nvidia is halving the hash rate of RTX 3060 to make it less desirable to cryptocurrency miners

With the launch of the Nvidia RTX 3060 next week the green team is taking steps to reduce the desirability of the new mainstream GPU for cryptocurrency mining. Nvidia sees this as “an important step to help ensure GeForce GPUs end up in the hands of gamers,” so says Matt Wuebbling in a blog post published today on Nvidia’s site.

There has once more been a huge rise in interest around cryptocurrency mining, with the meteoric rise and rise of Bitcoin. That’s not something which makes a whole lot of sense mining with GPUs anymore, but surrounding alt coins, such as Ethereum, are much more effectively mined with a decent graphics chip. And their value has risen alongside the beefy bump in Bitcoin’s price.