With Nvidia’s reworked Ampere Silicone which breaks down on etheric mining, Galax has re-published the brand Geforce RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 Black General graphical cards.
From packaging to the aesthetics of the card, the current graphics cards with the anti-mining limiter are similar to the previous revisions. Nvidia has reportedly requested its AIB partners to separate the fresh models from the previous ones in order to prevent confusion amongst customers according to the previous rumors. It was rumored that the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) nickname is the new series’ internal codename.
We don’t know for sure whether Nvidia has clear directions to label new graphics cards instead of whether they are free to sell the graphics cards at will. In the case of Galax, the manufacturer adds to the brand name the “FG” termination. The suffix may indicate something, or it may simply be a random number of letters selected.
Of course, manufacturers would need new product pages for revised graphics cards to be updated or released. For instance, Galax specifically mentions the use of GA102-2002 (LHR) silicone by the GeForce RTX 3080 Black General[FG], with a peak of around 43 MH/s in Ethereum mining results.
On the other hand, the GeForce RTX 3070 Black General [FG] now uses the GA104-302 (LHR) with a limited hazard rate of 25 MH/s for Ethereum.
On the highway, Nvidia is sending its Ampere silicone partners in mid-May, so that we can see a possible release no later than June. To this day, the only SKU to be received with antimining are the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060. The GeForce RTX 3090 has supposedly been abandoned by Nvidia, because the flagship is simply too costly to be a main player in the tournament. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti has, instead, shown that it has been a mining monster in an earlier leak. Thankfully, the coming graph of Ampere
Fortunately, the approaching Ampere graphics card should also be equipped with the reworked Ampere silicon if the rumblings are to be believed.