To combat LHR crackdown, Chinese OEMs are repurposing NVIDIAs GeForce RTX 30 Mobility GPUs as desktop-grade mining cards

To combat LHR crackdown, Chinese OEMs are repurposing NVIDIAs GeForce RTX 30 Mobility GPUs as deskto

PC manufacturers in China and South Pacific have begun to transform NVIDIA''s GeForce RTX 30 Mobility GPUs into mining-ready desktop graphics cards. This move has been down non only to bypass LHR restrictions but also a recent crackdown that re-enables LHR on the standard desktop GPUs.

As desktop graphics cards, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobility GPUs end up in the crypto mining market.

I_LEAK_VN has posted pictures and retail listings of several repurposed graphics cards. Asian OEMs are upgrading several NVIDIA RTX 30 series mobility GPUs, mostly the NVIDIA RTX 3070M & RTX 3060M, to meet demand of the cryptocurrency segment. While the demand has died significantly, there are still some people who are investing in the ecosystem and upgrading their existing setups.

Hands-on "RTX 3070M" card https://t.co/ouCgCxvlwQ pic.twitter.com/Hhk9i026Fa

I_Leak_VN (@I_Leak_VN) May 26, 2022

This is the case of putting an NVIDIA Mobility GPU (GeForce RTX 30 series) onto a desktop-grade PCB with a desktop-grade cooler. The mobility GPUs have the same die so compatibility on existing PCBs will not be that difficult to achieve although they do not have all of their core specs which are inferior to their actual desktop offerings.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 desktop graphics card is based on the GA104 GPU, which includes 5888 cores, 8 GB memory, and a 220W TDP. The RTX 3070M for mobility platforms comes with a higher-spec''d GA106 GPU, but a 115W VRAM at 80W, whereas the desktop version comes with the same GA106 GPU, which has fewer 3584 cores and a higher 12 GB memory capacity at 170

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070M graphics card will generate around 65 MH/s in Ethereum. This will bring you around $1.20-$1.30 in earnings per day. Also, since these cards aren''t based on the LHR design, the recent driver-level crackdown by NVIDIA (via Videocardz) will not impact them. Although the GeForce 512.95 WHQL driver actually enforces a halve-ash rate on LHR cards, it is

The GeForce RTX 30 Mobility lineup is delaying any LHR SKU. The new drivers also enforce LHR so that even the minings app that is offering 100% LHR unlocks cannot offer the full hash rate. Now one thing about these cards is that they will have a resale value compared to traditional headless mining cards since they come with display outputs. However, such cards will wreak havoc on the crypto business.

We would urge our readers to avoid purchasing these cards because there''s no guarantee of how much these are used already. The entire crypto system within the DIY segment has drastically reduced, but these cards haven''t been redesigned for a while now, and prices have really decreased due to a lack of demand.

I_Leak_VN, Taobao News Sources

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