The Nvidia GTX 1060 might be making a comeback as yet one more GPU designed with cryptocurrency mining in thoughts.
That’s in keeping with PC Gamer, which experiences that GPU maker Palit has registered 12 P106 playing cards with the Eurasian Economics Fee (EEC). The unique Nvidia P106, which was first launched 4 years in the past, was designed solely for mining Ethereum utilizing the identical Pascal-based GPU that powered the Nvidia GTX 1060 – the GP106 GPU.
PC Gamer notes that Palit’s unique P106 playing cards had barely totally different product codes, with these newly registered variations sporting an identical designation to the GTX 16-series playing cards. Nevertheless, it’s unlikely the playing cards shall be up to date to a brand new GPU structure, the report notes, in any other case we’d be seeing a “P116” itemizing reasonably than “P106”.
Somewhat, it’s extra doubtless that Palit is solely trying to capitalise on the cryptomining increase by promoting off beforehand unsold P160 playing cards.
Nvidia has just lately jumped on the cryptomining bandwagon itself with the discharge of its new line of Cryptocurrency Mining Processors (CMP), as a method to take the strain off the GeForce market to be able to attempt to strive treatment the continuing inventory points affecting its newest RTX 3000-series GPUs.
The CMP playing cards, which shall be based mostly on Nvidia’s last-generation Turing structure, shall be ineffective for avid gamers since they’re going to lack any show output. The corporate additionally mentioned that CMPs may even have a decrease peak core voltage and frequency in a bid to scale back their operating prices.
In time period of hash charges, it appears to be like just like the P106 will be capable of maintain its personal in opposition to the newly-unveiled CMP playing cards. Nvidia’s lower-spec GPU comes with a hash Tate of 26MH/s, whereas the getting old P106 has a listed hash fee of 24MH/s.
After all, as famous by PC Gamer, EEC listings are not at all dependable, so whereas this means that the P106 might be making an sudden comeback, we’re but to see any concrete particulars.