Nvidia’s LHR graphics cards are specifically designed to deter crypto mining, but that hasn’t stopped enthusiasts from developing workarounds. While circumventing the green team’s lite hash rate measures previously came with caveats, a new BIOS modification tool threatens to unlock the full mining capabilities of limited RTX 3000 series cards.
Spotted by MyDrivers, the new “Nvidia RTX LHR v2 Unlocker” removes hash rate limitations on both GeForce RTX 3000 and RTX workstation cards. According to the tool’s creator, Sergey, it’s “simple, intuitive and requires no advanced knowledge” to use, all while boasting the ability to flash and modify a new GPU BIOS.
The LHR unlocker relies on specifically tailored drivers, which automatically download after installation. Naturally, this means that unless the process is reversed, the cards won’t be suitable for PC gaming, but will be fully capable of mining cryptocurrency. In terms of performance, Sergey’s Github page claims that unlocking an LHR RTX 3080 could result in a hash rate increase of up to 100MHps, surpassing the abilities of Nvidia’s dedicated 90HX mining GPU.
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