With a mining throttle, Nvidia wants to make the RTX 3080 Ti, which is probably planned for April, unattractive for crypto miners.
The RTX 3080 Ti from Nvidia should not be suitable for crypto mining.
After the RTX 3060, Nvidia is planning the next model of the amp generation with the RTX 3080 Ti. The card is expected to be delivered with 12 GB GDDR6X video memory, which is connected at 16 Gbit / s and is therefore on par with the RTX 3080 that is already available. In addition, the RTX 3080 Ti should have 10,240 shader units, so it would be just behind the RTX 3090, which can fall back on 10,496 shader units. The RTX 3080, which is similar in name, only has 8,704 cores, so it should work much slower. The performance of the RTX 3080 Ti could thus be roughly on par with the Radeon RX 6900 XT from AMD, which is actually offered for 999 euros – but is usually sold out or significantly more expensive. With 16 GB of RAM, however, the AMD graphics card would offer some advantages over the RTX 3080 Ti.
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the new RTX 3080 Ti, like the RTX 3060, should also have a throttle for cryptomining. The interaction of the card’s driver and firmware is intended to ensure that the hashrate when mining Ethereum is significantly lower than actually possible. This brake is intended so that crypto miners ignore the two graphics cards and thus more models are available for gamers. An official announcement of the RTX 30809 Ti can only be expected in April 2021. No information is currently available on prices. Nvidia would have to price the card between the RTX 3090 (1499 euros) and the RTX 3080 (699 euros).
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