False Alarm! It seems that the Nvidia RTX 3060, contrary to recent alleged developments, has maintained its ‘unhackable’ status.
News broke yesterday that chinese hackers had, within a mere two weeks of launch, bypassed the Ethereum hash limiter of Nvidia’s latest GPU. The primary source of the development was the following image from Twitter. Additionally, a Vietnamese facebook group was also claiming to have overcome the RTX 3060 with a ‘mod driver’ already in place.
The image going around Twitter shows a system running eight RTX 3060 cards, all operating at just over 45 MH/s for a combined 363 MH/s total. However, claims were being made that this could have been faked easily. The screenshot could have been taken the picosecond before the card’s Ethereum hash rate limiter kicked in and halved the mining performance.
The original source from Twitter has now confirmed that the algorithm in the image is not one of Ethereum mining. It is the algorithm called Octopus, for the conflux-alt coin.
Officially, Ethereum is the only cryptocurrency that the RTX 3060’s hash limiter blocks so mining other currencies should not be an issue. So, it is still an open season for many cryptocurrency buyers looking to build their mining grids.
The Nvidia RTX 3060 has seen quite the rocky launch. With the device selling at unreasonable prices already, there’s still no telling how fast hackers will actually be able to crack the device because sooner or later, it’s going to happen. All things considered, let’s hope gamers aren’t forgotten in this fight for GPUs.
Nvidia Corporation is a multinational technology company incorporated in Delaware and based in Santa Clara, California.
Known for producing some of the best Graphical Processing Units (GPU) in the market, the company also provides parallel computing solutions to researchers and scientists worldwide. Not to mention, they also produce mobile computing chipsets in the form of Tegra Mobile Processors. The company was founded on April 5, 1993; almost 27 years ago, and competes with AMD (Mainly in GPUs), Intel, and Qualcomm (Processing Chipsets).