Nvidia has announced that the new RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3060 Ti cards will now fea­ture lim­its designed to restrict poten­tial cryp­tocur­ren­cy min­ing. This was pre­vi­ous­ly report­ed by a num­ber of hard­ware-focused sites, but this announce­ment is offi­cial­ly from Nvidia.

It a blog post released by the com­pa­ny, it con­firmed the cards will be labeled with an “LHR” mark­er on the box so poten­tial buy­ers are aware it has a “lite hash rate.” Cards pre­vi­ous­ly sold by Nvidia will not have their hash rates reduced, which may push the cost of these cards even high­er on the sec­ondary market.

Not long ago, Nvidia includ­ed a lim­iter on its RTX 3060 card, which released back in Feb­ru­ary. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny acci­den­tal­ly released a dri­ver that bypassed the mea­sures and end­ed up boost­ing the card’s hash rates. Whoops.

These LHR mea­sures are part of a big­ger effort by Nvidia to de-incen­tivize cryp­to min­ers from grab­bing all the cards up for this pur­pose. This has left a huge gap for every­one else who wants one to upgrade their gam­ing PC. The cryp­to min­ing com­bined with the mas­sive short­age of semi­con­duc­tors has led to this deci­sion by Nvidia, but it’s unknown if these mea­sures will be effective.