The Lite Hash Rate (LHR) algorithm has been entirely hacked, which restricts the crypto mining capability of some Nvidia RTX 30 graphics cards.
NiceHash verified they’ve created a workaround that allows users to mine the Ethereum token on GPUs without being constrained by Nvidia’s limits.
NiceHash is the business behind the QuickMiner software and Excavator miner, according to Tom’s Hardware. Other people and organizations have naturally attempted to circumvent the LHR cap on Nvidia GPUs with their own software. Tom’s Hardware, for example, mentions one called NBMiner, which was able to unlock up to 70% of performance.
However, a program with 100 percent ETH crypto-mining capability has yet to appear. Until now, that is.
According to Tom’s Hardware, they tested NiceHash’s newest QuickMiner version and confirmed that it unlocks 100% Ethereum mining speed for multiple Nvidia RTX 30-series video cards.
QuickMiner now supports the DaggerHashimoto (Ethash) algorithm, which is reported to be compatible with almost all Ampere-based Nvidia GPUs. However, neither the GeForce RTX 3050 nor the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB versions will deliver 100 percent performance. This restriction is attributed by Tom’s Hardware to the stated installation of an improved LHR algorithm (LHRv3) for both of these boards.
In any event, Tom’s Hardware tested the software on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition and discovered that it “soon” surpassed the 100 mega hashes per second (MH/s) threshold. In comparison, the website said that the prior LHR restriction would yield a maximum of 77 MH/s.
NiceHash believes crypto aficionados could theoretically increase the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti LHR rate to about 120 MH/s, albeit this would necessitate massive overclocking, which might be unstable and risky if you’re unfamiliar with the procedure.
The website’s sample was a Founders Edition version of the GPU, and it emphasized that heating the GDDR6X memory to 110 degrees Celsius was not something it was ready to do.
QuickMiner’s “Medium” optimization option, on the other hand, yielded “consistent hash rates of roughly 108 to 110 MH/s – still at 108 degrees Celsius on the GDDR6X, incidentally.”
Previously, someone produced a program that promised to evade mining constraints on Nvidia GPUs, but it was quickly shown to be malware-spreading software.
Meanwhile, LAPSUS$, the organization responsible for Nvidia’s 1TB hack, announced that it had found the algorithm responsible for LHR restrictions. However, the gadget was being sold for $1 million. Let’s hope no one accepted their offer.