They manage to hack the NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card in just two weeks from its launch


They manage to hack the NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card in just two weeks from its launch

It seemed almost impossible to hack NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3060, but in just two weeks a group of miners have succeeded.

On February 25, NVIDIA launched its new GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card , with an incredible addition: the Ethereum hash-rate limiter , a technology that prevents hacking and its use for data mining. Or so it seemed ... because in just two weeks it has already been hacked.

In just two weeks, a group of Chinese computer scientists has managed to hack the GeForce RTX 3060 and implement a mod to its architecture, allowing hackers to use it for cryptocurrency mining. The limiter so announced by NVIDIA has been of no use, something that could perhaps be expected but never in just two weeks .

It must be said that there is no great confirmation, and the information that we know to date may be fake . At the moment, a Vietnamese Facebook forum and an image on Twitter show the hack of the RTX 3060 , based on a modified driver that is installed on the motherboard.

How did they do it? Well, mainly, due to the similarities between the GPUs of the RTX 3060 and that of other models such as the RTX 3060 Ti or the RTX 3070. This GPU works at a speed of 45 MH / s, and now cryptocurrency miners are taking advantage of this functionality for your interests.

The image circulating on social networks shows a combined rate of 363 MH / s with the RTX 3060, although there is a possibility that it is a fake image, since perhaps the Ethereum limiter had not yet been activated when the screenshot was taken .

On the other hand, the Wccftech portal reports that a Facebook group has posted similar information, detailing the price of these modified RTX 3060s. '' RTX 3060 already has a mod controller . 50 MH / s range after passing the limiter. The price will go up to more than $ 867. ''

Regarding the scarce stock of these NVIDIA graphics cards , the company has stressed that it will be difficult to get one throughout this year 2021 . Although it claims that they will launch an exclusive line for cryptocurrency mining , which would give a respite to the ordinary stock in stores. 

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