NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 LHR graphics cards were launched almost a year ago and now the series has been unlocked by NiceHash, offering 100% crypto digging speeds.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 LHR graphics cards now offer 100% crypto digging speed by unlocking QuickHiner on NiceHash
There have been many attempts to circumvent the LHR since its inception. The technology was used to discourage miners from buying graphics cards for games, but as we’ve seen, it didn’t help much, as getting 70-80% of the digging speed through NBMiner and QuickMiner updates still allowed crypto miners to extract decent winnings from GeForce RTX 30 series cards.
We are very excited to tell you that NiceHash QuickMiner (Excavator) is the first digging software to COMPLETELY UNLOCK (100%) NVIDIA LHR cards!
You can now make more money from any other digging software on the market if you use NVIDIA LHR graphics cards with NiceHash QuickMiner. Support for NiceHash Miner is coming soon.
This also makes it more profitable than digging directly to the pool, as other software is not able to free up the full capacity of your hardware.
Now that the digging craze is at its lowest, NiceHash has decided to offer an update to crypto miner QuickMiner, which is based on the Daggerhashimotto algorithm for digging Ethereum or ETH. As early as August 2021, the same software was used to unlock up to 70% of the hashrate, with upcoming versions unlocking up to 80% digging speed. With the latest update, crypto miners can now get 100% digging speed even when using an LHR graphics card. So the RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 LHR will produce the same hash frequency, although the latter is referred to as the “Lite Hash Rate” variant.
The following screenshot shows the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, offering a digging speed of 120 MH / s, which was around 90-100 MH / s before this update. 3080 Ti starts with LHR flavors only.
Every card except the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 series received LHR processing. But at the same time, mining may not be as profitable as it was a year ago. Cards like the RTX 3090 TI produce around 125-130 MH / s, which translates to $ 4- $ 5. This means that it will take only 400 days (more than a year) to pay off and this is without adding to the cost of electricity. The RTX 3080 produces about $ 3- $ 3.5, which will also take 250-280 days to recover. Although the cards have become much cheaper and are now returning to MSRP prices, it seems that it is simply not worth investing in digging hardware anymore, but those who already had LHR cards can now get faster digging rates and additional profits from their hardware.
To say now that the NVIDIA LHR experience was a failure from the start would be a bit wrong. While this prompted retailers and distributors to raise the prices of non-LHR cards, which allowed them to earn higher winnings, it also meant that miners stayed away from LHR-specific gaming cards in the beginning, although were available in limited quantities and were also greatly inflated in terms of prices. So overall, this seems to be the end of the NVIDIA LHR, and since digging isn’t as crazy as it used to be and the GPUs are back in stock, we can say goodbye to the feature once and for all.