NVIDIA RTX 3060 Mining Block Seems to Have Been Finally Hacked: Ether Hash Rate of 53 MH/s Unlocked?

After multiple fake reports, we might finally have a winner. NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 mining block seems to have been overcome by enterprising miners. The latest screenshot (shared by I_Leak_VN) shows eight RTX 3060s mining Ether with a hash rate of 53 MH/s, with a total uptime of 3 minutes.


The driver+BIOS block placed by NVIDIA limits the mining hash rate after roughly half a minute of running an Ether algorithm, cutting it in half. In the above screenshot, you can clearly see the 3060 mining Ether with an impressive hash-rate of 53 MH/s, higher than the Radeon RX 6700 XT and just a tad bit slower than the RTX 3060 Ti and the 3070.

Of course, there’s a chance that the hash rate still drops after three minutes of mining which is why we can’t be 100% sure just yet that the anti-miner block has been hacked. It might still be kicking in after four or five minutes of operation, making the 3060 unfit for mining Ether. As such, take this with a grain of salt until we have some solid proof.


Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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