- "The short answer is no," PC Gamer quoted a product manager at AMD as saying regarding a potential mining limiter during a call.
- That stance is in contrast to Nvidia, which last month installed a limiter to ensure its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics cards “end up in the hands of gamers” instead of cryptocurrency miners after gamers complained how mining demand was causing shortages.
- Of course, AMD may not have had much of a choice in not trying to limit how its chips are used. Not only is Nvidia's 24GB GeForce RTX 3090 the best GPU chip for mining but because AMD's drivers are all open source, there is a limit to the company's control over them, PC Gamer noted.
CORRECTION (March 23, 14:17 UTC) Corrects Nvidia card name to RTX 3060.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.