NVIDIA Hash-Rate Limited GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards shipped to Internet cafes in China instead of gamers
New reports from Asian tech outlets reveal that NVIDIA is delivering its latest GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards to e-Cafes as a priority instead of the gamers they are designed for in the first place.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Lite Hash Rate graphics cards supplied to Internet cafes instead of gamers in China
We know that the first hash rate limiter release failed dramatically and NVIDIA has decided to relaunch its entire GeForce RTX 30 line with all new GPU benchmarks to combat the cryptomining craze. The first graphics card to be launched as part of this new lineup is the GeForce RTX 3060, but it looks like gamers would again find it difficult to remove the graphics card from retail shelves as e-cafes in China have bought large amounts of GPUs, making the overall stock drying up again.
It is reported by ITHome & MyDrivers that the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card with the GA106-302 GPU (formerly GA106-300), will ship next week, but there is bad news for gamers in all of this. Here are all the new NVIDIA Ampere GA ** 2 SKUs you can expect:
- NVIDIA RTX 3090 – GA102-300-A1 -> GA102-302-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3080 – GA102-200-A1 -> GA102-202-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3070 – GA104-300-A1 -> GA104-302-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti – GA104-200-A1 -> GA104-202-A1
- NVIDIA RTX 3060 – GA106-300-A1 -> GA106-302-A1
The report states that NVIDIA and its AIB partners have received a large number of orders for Internet cafes (cyber cafes) in the Asia-Pacific region and it appears that they will take priority over gamers from May to June. NVIDIA itself has reportedly recommended its AIC partners to prioritize the delivery of GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards to internet cafes and will provide its partners with strategic support.
We’ve seen games and internet cafes converted to cryptocurrency mining farms before with multiple NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards installed. NVIDIA will have the new mining hash rate limiter on the RTX 3060 graphics card, but if miners are able to bypass it again then nothing will stop the same cafes from taking advantage of the situation and using the cards again. for mining purposes in view of this. allows them to make bigger profits.
This would leave small amounts for players that could be gobbled up by scalpers to sell them at obnoxious prices in the third-party resale market. All of this means that retail channels will be affected across the globe and gamers would be hard pressed to find a card for themselves as it is delivered to a different segment of consumers. Currently, NVIDIA is only supplying the GeForce RTX 3060 with new GPU SKUs, while the rest of the SKU lineup is expected to start shipping in the coming months, more on that here.