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    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    A simple dummy HDMI attachment allows users to max out mining perf on multiple RTX 3060s.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    That worked really well then... not
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Not saying someone saw this coming, but some saw this coming.
    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Looks like you also need a monitor plugged in (or a dummy hdmi monitor plug).

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Apparently it also needs at least a 8x PCIe connection, limiting the motherboards you can use (some have a x4 connection on a secondary x16 slot which isn't going to cut it) and meaning you would need a full x16 to x16 riser to avoid the cards being packed together.

    I still haven't heard of a Linux driver yet that does this, so that is probably the biggest hurdle for deployment on mining farms for now.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    As has been said, this was kind of expected.

    The title of this story is totally click bait though and isn't accurate - the dongle does not in any way bypass the ETH limiter - that is all handled by the driver. All the dongle does is let the card think it's connected to a monitor, so allows you to run multiple cards (using the existing driver based "bypass") in one machine. You can't just get a retail RTX3060, plug in a HDMI dongle and "fix" your hashrates.....

    The quality of Journalism on Hexus is normally good enough to not need the Daily Express style click bait headlines, surely!

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Double up prices on yet another card incoming, it already happened with the 3090... I guess I will buy AMD from now on and eternity.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Double up prices on yet another card incoming, it already happened with the 3090... I guess I will buy AMD from now on and eternity.
    Their prices are sheets too.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    As has been said, this was kind of expected.

    The title of this story is totally click bait though and isn't accurate - the dongle does not in any way bypass the ETH limiter - that is all handled by the driver. All the dongle does is let the card think it's connected to a monitor, so allows you to run multiple cards (using the existing driver based "bypass") in one machine. You can't just get a retail RTX3060, plug in a HDMI dongle and "fix" your hashrates.....

    The quality of Journalism on Hexus is normally good enough to not need the Daily Express style click bait headlines, surely!
    But you need the dongle, don't you? We're obviously nitpicking the meaning here but if you can't do it without the dongle then I'm ok with the wording.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by wazzickle View Post
    But you need the dongle, don't you? We're obviously nitpicking the meaning here but if you can't do it without the dongle then I'm ok with the wording.
    It is kind of sloppy and incomplete though.

    You need the right driver to upload this policy into the video card, then the video card checks PCIe lanes are at least 8 and there is a monitor plugged in.

    ... and now that is in the wild, and I'm sure it is only a matter of time before the likes of HiveOS and SimpleMiner get the blob from this driver hammered into an existing Linux driver. I'm sure these limitations will annoy miners a bit, but given the amount of money flying around I can see old Threadripper boards getting bought up to get enough PCIe lanes to run a lot of 3060 cards on x8 risers.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Double up prices on yet another card incoming, it already happened with the 3090... I guess I will buy AMD from now on and eternity.
    Their prices are sheets too.
    Around half price for a 6900XT here in comparison to a 3090...

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Double up prices on yet another card incoming, it already happened with the 3090... I guess I will buy AMD from now on and eternity.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Around half price for a 6900XT here in comparison to a 3090...
    Assuming any stock availability. Good luck with that one.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Assuming any stock availability. Good luck with that one.
    Scan had stock of 6800s today. For at least 30 mins...

    @£1k

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Double up prices on yet another card incoming, it already happened with the 3090... I guess I will buy AMD from now on and eternity.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuorTek View Post
    Around half price for a 6900XT here in comparison to a 3090...
    Assuming any stock availability. Good luck with that one.
    Wont need to buy anything now, would be better currently if I wait untill I build my next system, for better performance out of everything, but yes ill queu for the card I need... though I am not paying twice as much for a few extra FPS, even though I do like NVIDIA and used their cards for years, but this mining thing is ruining everything.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    Was looking at ~£70 for a simple ethnet altcoin transaction between me and a friend this evening so I wouldn't anticipate prices coming down anytime soon tbh

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 ETH limiter bypassed by dumb dongle

    like we didn't know all these will come
    Nvidia and their promises

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