Last week, we announced that GALAX has released GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 LHR series graphics cards that feature NVIDIA speed limiters. Now GALAX has released the GeForce RTX 3060 & 3060 Ti LHR graphics cards.
GALAX launches its LHR cards under the name FG, and MSI could potentially release its LHR cards under the name PLUS
The GALAX GeForce RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti graphics cards are custom-made and nothing on these cards changes except the basic graphics code of the graphics processor, which has been updated to GA104-202-A1 (LHR) for the RTX 3060 Ti and GA106-302- A1 (LHR) for GeForce RTX 3060.
With these new GPUs, graphics cards will be limited to 50% hash frequency in cryptocurrency digging algorithms, making them unprofitable in such cases. GALAX has published official data on the extent to which the hashing rate limiter will limit Ethereum’s mining productivity:
- RTX 3080 LHR: 43 MH / s
- RTX 3070 LHR: 25 MH / s
- RTX 3060Ti LHR: 25 MH / s
- RTX 3060 LHR: 20 MH / s
It also looks like MSI is preparing to update its lineup with the new LHR cards. MSI appears to use the nickname PLUS to indicate which cards have an NVIDIA hash limiter. However, AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and 6800 have penetrated the PLUS series in the EEC, but AMD does not plan to introduce a hash rate limiter.
Like the Galax, MSI does not include an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 LHR card in its PLUS line. Listed below are all LHR Amepre GPU SKUs and includes 3090:
- NVIDIA RTX 3090 – GA102-300-A1 -> GA102-302-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3080 – GA102-200-A1 -> GA102-202-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3070 – GA104-300-A1 -> GA104-302-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti – GA104-200-A1 -> GA104-202-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3060 – GA106-300-A1 -> GA106-302-A1
The new GALAX GeForce RTX 3060 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR graphics cards are titled the FG series. We still don’t know the meaning of the name, but we’ve learned that the cards are being prioritized for e-cafes in China, and it will be difficult for real gamers to get the cards until 2H by 2021, according to the latest reports.