Last month ahead of the RTX 3060 launch, Nvidia announced that it would be limiting mining performance in future GeForce graphics cards and releasing a new set of ‘CMP’ cards for crypto miners instead. Now, the first images of an Nvidia CMP graphics card have leaked.
There are going to be multiple Nvidia CMP (Crypto Mining Processor) cards available. Images obtained by VideoCardz give us our first look at the CMP 30HX, more specifically, a custom-cooled Gigabyte model with a dual-fan cooler:
The CMP 30HX is the entry-level crypto mining card, which will be based on a TU116-100 GPU with 6GB of VRAM and a 125W TDP. There are two other Turing-based CMP cards coming as well, with one Ampere based CMP card acting as the flagship.
This particular Gigabyte CMP30HX does not have any display outputs, so it can’t be resold as a gaming card on the second-hand market. Currently, Nvidia is planning to launch the first CMP cards this month, starting with entry-level cards and working up to the CMP 90HX, which is due in May 2021.
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