New Nvidia cards launching in June will have Low Hash Rate (LHR) branding, limiting hash rates to HALF what they are capable of. There are software, hardware, and driver locks built in to prevent mining. It seems like Nvidia is fed up and pulled the plug.
I think this is bad for the decentralization of the Ethereum network. If I buy an Nvidia GPU to play games and I also happen to be a supporter of Ether, I’d be in a great position to mine. We can say the same about CPUs and XMR.
It’s scary to think one company could have some very real powers over such a decentralized network. What happens if another chip shortage hits years in the future that causes CPU price gouging and AMD decides to do the same thing?
Why can’t miners and gamers just get along.