Nvidia has been trying to discourage crypto mining by adding LHR locks to avoid users from receiving a 100% mining hash rate. However, the community and applications like NiceHash has been trying to unlock these LHR to achieve the best possible results.
In the past few months, crypto mining applications have unlocked 70% of the LHR algorithm. But, the question arises, have developers like NiceHash managed to unlock the maximum potential of the Nvidia drivers?
NiceHash Quickminer can unlock LHR cards to 100%. In other words, you can earn more profits compared to any other mining software in the market, if you use LHR Graphic Cards with NiceHash Quickminer.
NiceHash Quickminer can help your graphic cards to their complete potential to help you mine more cryptocurrency. But the ability to earn more depends on the LHR cards you use.
In this article, we’ll go in-depth on everything you need to know about NiceHash Quickminer and how you can use it with 100% LHR unlock on your PC.
How to enable 100% LHR in NiceHash Quickminer?
You don’t need to do anything to enable 100% LHR in NiceHash Quickminer. The software will automatically detect the LHR graphic card and unlock it within a few seconds.
A GPU tends to start locking once you begin the Quickminer software and will keep doing that occasionally. In such cases, you can try increasing the LHR unlock ratio by optimizing your profile.
Every GPU is different, so users with higher profiles will have to face frequent GPU locking, getting more than five locks per hour. Therefore, try lowering your profile settings or selecting a manual profile if you experience your GPU getting locked often.
Which GPUs support the NiceHash Quickminer 100% LHR unlock?
Currently, all GPU variants other than the LHRv3 variants can use Quickminer with 100% LHR unlock. The LHRv3 GPUs like 3050 and 3080 12GB fall to 90% while crypto mining with the software.
The LHRv3 GPUs are the latest GPUs launched by Nvidia and consist of brand new LHR locks. Therefore, software developers like NiceHash will need time to figure out how to unlock the GPU for crypto mining.
Otherwise, Quickminer users can use their GPUs for crypto mining and achieve the best possible results compared to any other mining software.
What performance can you expect from the LHR GPUs by using NiceHash Quickminer?
You can expect around 100 MH/s from the NiceHash Quickminer by using the best LHR GPUs like the Nvidia RTX 3080. These numbers come from the Benchmark.pl team, according to whom, it’s a massive increase from the 85 MH/s in the previous version.
To be more specific, here’s is the performance you can expect by using NiceHash Quickminer with Nvidia 30 Series LHR GPUs:
|RTX 3060 LHR||~ 50 MH/s|
|RTX 3060 Ti LHR||~ 60 MH/s|
|RTX 3070 LHR||~ 60 MH/s|
|RTX 3070 Ti LHR||~ 81 MH/s|
|RTX 3080 10GB LHR||~ 98 MH/s|
|RTX 3080 Ti LHR||~ 120 MH/s|
Can you use 100% LHR NiceHash Quickminer on Linux?
No, you can’t use NiceHash Quickminer with 100% LHR on Linux. You can only use it on Windows operating system, and it only supports the DaggerHashimoto or Etash algorithm.
Currently, Linux users can use the NiceHash OS, which features around 70% LHR unlock. It’s easy to use, and you can set it up with the help of the NiceHash flash tool.
Which cryptocurrency can you mine with NiceHash Quickminer?
You can only use NiceHash Quickminer on the Excavator with 100% LHR unlock for Ethereum mining and XMRig for CPU mining. In other words, you can’t mine Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies with the 100% LHR unlock feature yet.
With Quickminer, users should have the latest Nvidia drivers and use overclocking with OCTune to get the best possible results on the Excavator. NiceHash is working to release updates to their software to bring more crypto mining options to their users soon.