YouTuber and crypto mining knowledgeable, CryptoDonkeyMiner, contacted this author earlier right this moment a few story we ran on December thirteenth, 2022. The story defined how a current firmware improve to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti LHR graphics card collection’ efficiency confirmed additionally an elevated hash price throughout Ethereum mining. Nevertheless, when using the identical firmware improve to flash the BIOS of a non-EVGA RTX 3080 Ti GPU model, you may see the identical efficiency improve (as excessive as 21%) throughout crypto mining.
Discovery finds Dell and Alienware NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs utilized in digital forex mining can improve mining efficiency one other 20 MH/s greater than beforehand reported
CryptoDonkeyMiner was the unique digital forex miner to find this system and never YouTuber Pink Panda Mining as we had reported. We proceeded to point out a video of Pink Panda Mining using an Inno3D 3080 Ti iChill X3 and proceeded to make use of the EVGA XC3 BIOS to entry the elevated efficiency, discovering that they have been capable of obtain 91MH/s from their card, which was a lot increased than initially achieved by the precise EVGA GPU the firmware improve was made to make the most of. Within the video, he said that he was utilizing the identical course of that CryptoDonkey Miner had initially used within the under video.
Within the e mail I obtained right this moment, CryptoMiningDonkey mentions that he has been profitable in getting as excessive as 110 MH/s on his NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU by flashing it with a DELL RTX 3090 BIOS.
Earlier right this moment, he posts to his group web page on YouTube:
CONFIRMED! Thus far works for DELL and ALIENWARE GPUS!
For people who have a DELL RTX 3080 TI or every other RTX 3080 TI with a tool ID that accommodates 2204 (See GPU Z System ID discipline), you need to have the ability to flash your card with this (3090 BIOS) https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/236871/dell-rtx3090-24576-210726 […] and get ETH hashrate above 110 MH/s. I attempted myself, nonetheless nvflash and HiveOS flash wont flash, as my ID is 2208. Because of Mohammad Fahham for informing me! Warning, as all the time, flashing your card might brick it, and so forth, home burn down and cat die.
In the event you get it to work, please write which mannequin you’ve gotten!
- nvflash64 -b backup.rom
- nvflash64 –list
- nvflash64 –index=5 –protectoff
- nvflash64 –index=5 Dell.RTX3090.24576.210726.rom
Take away 64 should you dont have the 64 bit model of nvflash. Change 5 with the index quantity from –list that matches your GPU.
He additionally posts the identical directions to the r/gpumining subreddit in this post.
That is large information for digital forex miners and lovers as being virtually 20 MH/s extra efficiency, permitting these keen to danger bricking their NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs by flashing one other producer’s BIOS to the cardboard extra profitable efficiency.
With a couple of firms creating GPUs strictly for the aim of crypto mining, in addition to the transition made by the Ethereum basis in direction of Ethereum 2.0, will this open up the flexibility for the remainder of us to have the ability to entry GPUs affordably with out having to buy pressured and used secondhand GPUs with questionable shelf-life? Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be a particular reply to this difficulty.
However hey. Good for him and his followers, proper?