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Nvidia’s new gaming software puts brakes on mining cryptocurrency

Artificial constraint highlights struggle to keep up with demand from cryptocurrency miners

The newest graphics cards from the gaming processor designer Nvidia will be artificially constrained in their ability to mine cryptocurrencies, the company has announced, as it desperately tries to manage a year-long inability to satisfy demand.

The RTX 3060, a high-powered PC peripheral designed to let gamers get the best performance from their machines, will ship with software that makes it half as effective at mining the cryptocurrency Ethereum as it could be.

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