Unfortunately, for now, customers may not care that the GeForce RTX 3060 has limited performance in Etherea mining. It is still true for them that these are unavailable goods, or quite easily available, but only for those who are willing to pay a meaningless price of around 25 thousand and support their scalper. However, it follows that the cards can still be bought, but the question is under what circumstances.
We will also see if it will be seen whether the NVIDIA measure has any effect at all, ie whether the miners are less interested in the RTX 3060 than in other models. The problem is that it is only a measure against Etherea mining, which is the main currency that is mined using graphics cards, but there are others that have not been reduced. However, it is difficult to come up with any relevant numbers, after all, only what percentage of the new GeForce gets among the miners can be estimated at best.
The appearance of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti card has changed several times and now, according to the source, it will be equipped with a GA102-250 chip with 10,240 CUDA cores and instead of the originally planned 20 GB of GDDR6X memory on a 320-bit interface to 12 GB GDDR6X on a 384-bit interface.
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is also not intended to replace the RTX 3080, but NVIDIA should focus on the new card. This means that it could prioritize its production over the RTX 3080 and also hopes that the ETH mining power limiter will be a really strong repellent for miners, so she is quite sure that her “ETH nerfing” will not be overcome. We’ll see.
According to VideoCardz, the NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Ti is planned for April, so if this is true, we should see something tangible in the coming weeks, not just leaks of information on Twitter. However, the start in April is said to be valid from January.