How to distinguish between LHR and FHR nvidia graphic card?

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After NVIDIA released their Ti range of consumer graphics cards, there were many misunderstandings regarding Lite Hash Rate (LHR) graphic card and Full Hash Rate (FHR).

RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, 3070 Ti, and 3080 Ti graphic cards are LHR since NVIDIA released them. It is important to note that RTX 3090 is an FHR card, whereas RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3080 are potentially FHR.

Some tech news outlets reported that miners could turn LHR-based RTX 3060 cards to FHR with leaked NVIDIA drivers.

MODELTYPE
RTX 3090Only Full Hash Rate
RTX 3080 TiOnly Lite Hash Rate
RTX 3080Full Hash Rate or Lite Hash rate after late May 2021
RTX 3070 TiOnly Lite Hash Rate
RTX 3070Full Hash Rate or Lite Hash rate after late May 2021
RTX 3060 TiFull Hash Rate or Lite Hash rate after late May 2021

If you buy a graphics card released after July 2021, it is most likely an LHR model. In fact, all NVIDIA cards sold after July 2021 are LHR models.

You can spot LHR cards by looking at their retail box. You should be able to find LHR printed on the retail package. It was mandatory by NVIDIA for all OEMs to put LHR identification on all graphics card retail boxes.

The best way to make sure you are not getting an LHR card is to ask a retailer/supplier before you buy. Give them the model number You want to buy, and they will tell you precisely if the card is LHR or FHR.

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