Nvidia’s RTX 3060 12GB LHR GPU is a low mid-range gaming monster which is only 10% behind RX 6600 XT’s raw gaming performance. Nowadays, in this market condition you may find RTX 3060 12GB LHR for under $450 in e-tailers like NewEgg or Amazon. However, GPU shortage is inevitable for the next eight months due to Ethereum mining boom rages on. Here, miners go and grab every RTX 3060 and RX 6600 XT cards from the shelves to fulfill their crypto dreams.
Small YouTube channel called Mining channel Dr.Sergei has put out some eye opening mining performance for RTX 3060 fans who unfortunately got LHR version. The performance metrics in Ethereum could hit 32.5 MH/s at a cost of 103W according to NBMiner 39.0 using RTX 3060 LHR model. Best mining settings using MSI Afterburner settings for RTX 3060 LHR are -61% for the power, -194 for core clock frequency and +1326 for memory boost.
In comparison, RX 6600 XT gets 32.4 MH/s in Ethereum mining with the 56W power consumption compared to double inefficient 103W of RTX 3060 LHR card. Therefore, AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is priced at $480 officially and RTX 3060 can be found below $400 during promotions. Miners know which card is efficient for their pockets after power cost deductions.
Source: Mining channel Dr.Sergei