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The latest leak shows Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU mining Ether at 118 Mh/s. Ever since Nvidia announced it will ship its latest GPU’s with a built-in Ether (ETH) mining limiter, speculation and rumors around GPU’s with a built-in Ether (ETH) mining limiter.
There have been a number of leaks and rumors earlier, where Nvidia’s RTX 3060 was used by hackers and then removed by one of Nvidia’s own driver updates.
The recent leak suggests the latest Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU might be shipped without a cryptocurrency mining limiter. Screenshots shared by VideoCardz.com suggest the 3080 Ti mines Ether with a hash rate of 118.9 megahashes per second. This is more than quadruple what the hamstrung cards were originally supposed to be capable of.
Though the leaks do not confirm Nvidia will be launching this GPU. The images in the screenshot may be from the ones taken before the company decided to implement its mining limiters.
The company completely overhauled its 30 series range after realising its mistakes with the anti-crypto card. So it won’t be merely on the basis of performance the card in question will be the one to hit the shelves in May.
Even today Ether miners from Western nations prefer the RTX 3080 Ti and it is a profitable card for them with a hash rate of nearly around 118.9 MH/s.
With the cost of electricity being around $0.08 per kilowatt-hour per household in China, the GPU is bound to deliver profits of around $378 per month or $4,611annually.
While in the USA the cost of electricity is around $0.13/kWh per household and the card will fetch you a profit of around $4,488 per year, estimated at around 2 ETH (current prices). The cost of the GPU coming to around $999, which may arise as a result of the mad rush by cryptocurrency miners, pushing demand oversupply resulting in inflation in the price of the GPU.