According to testing done by YouTuber, CryptoLeo, the GeForce RTX 3060 is still capable of generating up to $7 when mining secondary cryptocurrencies such as Octopus and Cortex. While this is somewhat less than what the card would have originally generated with Ether, it’s not bad at all.
The other day NVIDIA announced that it would be reducing the hash rate of its upcoming graphics card, the RTX 3060 by 50%, making it unprofitable for mining. Although this nerf is supposedly “unhackable”, it only limits the mining performance of the card in Ether, not all popular cryptocurrencies such as Octopus, Cukatoo, and Cortex.
It remains to be seen how this nerf will affect the supply of the RTX 3060 and whether miners are able to find a workaround. Regardless, it looks like the ones who already bought large quantities of the GPU can still earn a sizable revenue by mining Octopus or Cortex. The RTX 3060 is slated to launch on the 25th of Feb.