GPU shortages are running rampant in the market, and the reason is not limited to silicon shortages or scalpers. Mining for crypto has seen a high progression, and this is the result often an enthusiastic customer may not be able to find a GPU. This also had a strong impact on the used GPU market.
Nvidia has tried to control and bring a balance to the situation by releasing updates in software that cripple the performance of RTX 3060 and discourages users from using it for mining purposes. While doing this, the company has also released dedicated cards which can be used efficiently for the purposes of mining crypto.
The model CMP 50HX has CUDA cores amounting to almost 3584. It runs in 10 GB of RAM, which must be DDR6, and requires a memory bus of 320 bits. It is not clear which architecture is used as a basis for CMP 50HX, but it can be observed that the chip used is Turing-based.
While evaluating performance, this device has been found to deliver a 45MH/s hashing rate for Ethereum. This can be done under the temperature of the room if adequate cooling is provided.
Hardware features that are specific for mining
This device doesn’t have a cap when it comes to performance on the basis of the artificial driver. The CMP cards have been optimized to work best when it comes to mining, and it helps in achieving the desired hash rates. The card also has been built by NVIDIA such that it can operate when the given environment has one CPU, which is being used to control the cards which are large in number. It’s not the same in the case of GPUs.
The CMP cards are being designed for a more fitting purpose of mining such that they function the most optimum under the environment of mining which often is very demanding. In the case where the MSI card was being used, the lack of a panel on its rear enabled the company to repurpose the design and empower it with a giant exhaust, and it was much needed. The fan has been created with a design known as a dual bearing. It will help this fan run for year without stopping even for a single second. This same cannot be promised for GPU, which are built for the purpose of games whose farms are designed so they can operate in short bursts. Another issue that was considered big was the consumption of power. Mooning demands critical use of energy which has to be smartly measured because the process of mining should not become more expensive than its market price.
Various companies such as MSI, Palit, EVGA, and so on have officially assured their support for CMP cards.
Some other uses apart from mining.
GP-GPU cards are already sold by NVIDIA. One can avail them in the form of cards named Tesla cards. It is to be noted that they have been renamed NVIDIA Data Center GPUs. One may find difficulty finding a difference that might be fundamental between the GPUs for data center and GPUs for mining. But it is assumed that the GPUs for mining will not have the tensor cores, which effect the machine learning capabilities. This is because this feature is not particularly used in the process of mining.
There is high anticipation that CMP cards would be cheaper than the cards used for the data center. If this happens, users can find it very easy to achieve a variety of computational tasks that only demand CUDA cores to perform, making them also an attractive product to people who may not be strictly involved in mining.
These products will not be involved in being used for graphic projects, and they would mostly be sold through sellers who have authorization. These devices have high optimization when performing when it comes to mining, and they do not have the required specifications of Geforce GPU. This is the solution that NVIDIA has thought of in order to tackle the availability of GPUs for gamers.
CMP also lacks display outputs, which has enabled the air to flow at an improved rate when the mining is taking place, which helps in it being packed more densely. The voltage of the peak core of CMP is far lower than its frequency, which does not help the game but does improve the efficiency of the owner of mining.
NVIDIA believes in creating products tailored to meet the specific needs of customers s that they receive the best value. With CMP, miners can build data centers that have high efficiency and do not occupy the GPU market, which is primarily for gamers. NVIDIA can be trusted to deliver quality products that ensure breakthrough performance.