It’s been over a year since we’ve seen LHR cards, but it wasn’t until now that crypto mining software was able to fully exploit the full potential of NVIDIA’s RTX 30 LHR GPU.
The main task of the LHR cards was to decrease the performance of the NVIDIA RTX 30 crypto mining cards with GPUs by almost 50%. NVIDIA itself unlocked the LHR algorithm when it accidentally published the non-LHR driver. Shortly after, NVIDIA patched the LHR algorithm and released a second version of the RTX 3060 GPU. Now all RTX 30 cards have LHR variants except the 3090 series.
The LHR algorithm was unlocked to 70% in August last year by the NiceHash developers. Therefore, it took a little over 9 months to figure out the locking mechanism of the LHR software and then disable it for most of the SKU. Now, all these months later, the LHR software is finally unlocking 100% on all RTX 30. Only the RTX 3080 12GB and 3050 make an exception and they will probably come with a new LHR algorithm.
Via NiceHash, VideoCardz