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Well at least the driver to bypass the limitation didn't make it to miners *before* the cards make it to consumers this time around. So the card scalpers might have to sell to gamers instead of miners, which inherently slows them down and removes a bit of the incentive of individual sales vs some miner buying willing to buy 100k of cards all at once.
But I'm still unconvinced this won't be circumvented like, immediately. And if it's not, we should see if the driver or method used negatively impacts gaming at all because we just don't know what they're doing so even if it's tempting to go ahead and buy, I think at least a few days of cautions for independent reviewers to test this is advisable.
Understand, that "miners" buying nVidia Cards 500 at a time, is the offense.... because nVidia is not selling them directly to the public, but out the back door of their own Company, directly to miners.
Two sets of rules & retail channels... One for Gamers, the other for miners....
Coincidentally, AMD does not sell directly to miners.