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Nvidia releases beta Linux driver that bypasses anit-mining lock.
The simple hack reportedly requires a clean driver install with Nvidia's latest GeForce 370.05 Beta driver — some report the need to flash the GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with a hacked vBIOS, though in our testing that's not required. Nvidia apparently messed up something in this particular driver that renders its anti-mining algorithm completely useless.

Above, you can see Ethereum mining performance using the 461.81 drivers, topping out at around 28MH/s after tuning. (We set the power limit to 75% and boosted the memory clock by 1250MHz using MSI Afterburner.) With the 470.05 drivers, using the same power and clock settings, we're now getting a consistent 48MH/s. It's also interesting that power use didn't change between the drivers, coming in at around 118W in both cases.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, Nvidia will likely remove the driver and pretend that it never existed. Sadly, the news is everywhere, meaning that cryptominers will be back on the hunt for GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards.
Source: Nvidia Hacks Its Own GeForce RTX 3060 Anti-Mining Lock (Updated)


Edit: Also and tbh I should have looked further


Credit seems to come from ComputerBase and confirmation from HardwareLuxx

ComputerBase can confirm that only the beta driver GeForce 470.05 distributed by Nvidia to developers and via the Windows Insider Program ensures that the performance of the GeForce RTX 3060 in the Ethereum algorithm no longer drops. A BIOS update is not necessary.
— ComputerBase
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So they bring out the 3060... with a bios that limits the hashrate by half... then it gets broken by the same software...yea please tell me that Nvidia isn't helping miners again? Why cant these companies make a card that dedicated to just mining? I am sure they can make an affordable chip that would be able to handle a high hashrate and not interfere with consumer GPUs.
There's a new GPU for only miners by NVIDIA. But it's clear that NVIDIA wants sells more GPU at the miners :)
 
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