Intel confirms it won’t limit cryptocurrency mining on its new Alchemist graphics cards

In a recent round table interview about its Arc Alchemist GPUs, Intel revealed that it won’t be employing any hardware or software limiters or locks to dissuade cryptocurrency miners. This could be seen as something of a missed opportunity for Intel, as Nvidia’s hash rate limiter has been welcomed by gamers, despite the numerous hacks to unlock it.

In Intel’s defence, these new GPUs are purely focused on gaming, not on trying to dissuade certain parties. As Intel’s Roger Chandler says, “we’re not designing this product or building any features at this point that specifically target miners.” So while there won’t be anything there to dissuade miners, there’s nothing that’s particularly attractive to them either.