Mining software appears to have cracked Nvidia’s lite hash rate algorithm

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The team behind the mining software NBMiner claims to have partially cracked Nvidia’s anti-mining restrictions.

In June, Nvidia implemented an algorithm called Lite Hash Rate or LHR on all graphics cards in its RTX 30 series to curb crypto mining. The Limiter works at both the BIOS and driver level and detects mining algorithms to drastically reduce its mining performance by up to 50% of its original performance.

At the time, the company claimed that miners disrupted its supply chain and, as a result, increased the price of its graphics cards due to the low supply. Nvidia prioritized its gaming user base, stating that “this additional step will bring more GeForce cards into the hands of gamers everywhere at better prices”.

The latest version of NBMiner was said to have circumvented these limitations and increased the mining performance of these graphics cards by up to 70%. The update is available on both Windows and Linux terminals and supports the configuration of backup mining pools. While the software is free to download, the miners must pay the team a development fee of 1% to 3% of their mining earnings.

The NB team has been developing methods for increasing the performance of graphics cards for years and promised to develop further improvements in the future. It might not matter much, but it will once the highly anticipated proof-of-stake algorithm from Ethereum 2.0 kicks in.