One week in the past, NVIDIA introduced a devoted lineup of mining GPUs referred to as the Crypto Mining Processor (CMP HX) Series. The corporate mentioned that the “headless” playing cards are focused on the “skilled mining” market and that “they do not meet the specs required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, do not influence the supply of GeForce GPUs to players.”
Nonetheless, what was unknown was what GPU structure NVIDIA determined to make use of for the CMP HX playing cards. Some code sleuthing via NVIDIA’s most up-to-date 461.72 drivers shed some gentle on at the very least two members of the CMP HX household. Based mostly on the facility consumption figures, the 6GB of reminiscence, and 26 MH/s hash fee, it seems that the CMP 30HX relies on the TU116 (Turing) GPU, whereas the CMP 40HX with its 8GB of RAM, 185W TDP, and 36 MH/s hash fee is reportedly primarily based on the TU106 GPU according to VideoCardz.
The CMP 30HX and CMP 40HX are each alleged to be launched this quarter and will not have an effect on the supply of the extremely sought-after GeForce RTX 30 Collection graphics playing cards (much more so provided that they function faulty GPUs). That is excellent news for players already pissed off by the dearth of Ampere-based playing cards out there within the retail channel.
The CMP HX household solely consists of the naked minimal for cryptocurrency mining, which signifies that it would not have show outputs (i.e., DisplayPort, HDMI). In different phrases, NVIDIA is utilizing lemons to make lemonade by taking faulty chips that may have probably been solid into the trash bin and placing them on a cutdown board to promote at a revenue to crypto miners.
Many players are partly blaming crypto miners for GeForce RTX 30 Collection shortages, and maybe the discharge of those CMP HX Collection will assist alleviate that pressure. NVIDIA’s current crypto mining block in BIOS/drivers for the GeForce RTX 3060 is one other technique that NVIDIA makes use of to offer players a combating likelihood towards crypto miners. Nonetheless, it stays to be seen if NVIDIA’s BIOS block will probably be pushed out to different members of the GeForce RTX 30 Collection sooner or later.