Although the shortage of GPU is due to the fact that everyone has been locked at home recently, the demand for games has increased and the production capacity of chips is insufficient, a large part of the reason is also because of the mining of cryptocurrency, so many people should go to the consumer market. The products were “cut off” by the miners, further expanding the imbalance between supply and demand. In order to determine the market demand, NVIDIA develops a dedicated mining graphics card on the one hand, and on the other hand, firstly drives artificial restrictions on the mining power of the RTX 3060 graphics card. Now, NVIDIA has expanded the mining limit to more products.
Newly produced players who are scheduled to be listed in May to RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 Ti will reduce mining efficiency. Consumers can be identified by the “Lite Hash Rate or LHR” label on the box. In the blog post, NVIDIA stated that they believe this will help reduce the price of GeForce graphics cards purchased by players everywhere, while the graphics cards already purchased will not be affected.
But not so much for the sake of players, NVIDIA’s move may also be to promote miners to specialized CMP series products. NVIDIA estimates that this series of mining dedicated cards will bring quarterly revenue of 150 million U.S. dollars, which is three times the original estimate.