A Korean TechTuber shared images of a desktop graphics card with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile GPU. According to BullsLab Jay, owners of this type of desktop card must have a “special driver”. Official drivers offered by NVIDIA cannot recognize this card, so it’s not a good choice for gaming.
Desktop graphics cards with mobile graphics chips, used for mining purposes in the past, have come to light. As you know, NVIDIA’s mobile versions (LHR) do not have cryptocurrency restrictions. We’ve seen various laptop GPUs in reports, such as the RTX 3070 mobile and RTX 3060 mobile. BullsLab Jay also says that the RTX 3060 mobile/desktop cards will offer almost the same performance as laptops, except for better cooling and an additional 10W power range.
Crypto mining suffered a serious crash with Bitcoin and its accompanying coins. With this process, the second-hand market started to fill up with used video cards. In recent years, the situation has become such that external GPUs used in laptops are integrated into desktop PCBs. But now everything has turned upside down. Cryptocurrency miners are now looking for ways to dispose of cards.