Last month, Nvidia announced its new crypto-mining alternative GPU line-up with some basic details. Since then, new reports have shed some light on what’s to come, claiming that there will be both Turing and Ampere based CMP HX GPUs.
According to Videocardz, the 30HX, 40HX and 50HX mining GPUs will be based on the older Turing architecture, while the 90HX will be based on Ampere. Some of this information was confirmed by the recent Nvidia 461.72 graphics driver, which when datamined, revealed entries for the upcoming CMP 30HX and 40HX cards. Based on the GPU IDs, they appear to be based on Turing, with one using the TU116 found in the GTX 16 series and the TU106 found on the RTX 2060 and RTX 2070.
The latest Nvidia driver didn’t have the 50HX and 90HX on the list, but a source claimed the 50HX would be based on the TU102 GPU, the same powering the RTX 2080Ti. This then leaves the 90HX as the only Ampere mining card, which is reportedly coming with a GA102 GPU, the same graphics processor found on the RTX 3080 graphics cards.
The 30HX and 40HX graphics cards are expected to release in the first quarter of 2021, while the 50HX and 90HX should be available during Q2 2021.
KitGuru says: Do you use your graphics card for mining? Would you opt for a CMP HX GPU for the job over a GeForce model?