The Ampere graphics card was also supposed to be less attractive to miners, but it appears that the chipmaker shot itself in the foot and inadvertently posted a driver that unlocks mining performance on the RTX 3060. Meaning, anyone can unlock full mining performance with a minimum of effort.
Well that was short-lived.
I had previously heard that chinese hackers had already bypassed the restrictions…
I’m am unclear if this is a second successful attack against the nvidia mining restrictions or if these are both one and the same?
Contrary to the PR statements, I’m quite confident that nvidia’s engineers knew it would only be a matter of time before the drivers would get hacked. As Thom already put it, well that was short-lived.