Reputation mill: Nvidia may consider a new entry in the Crypto Mining Processor (CMP) line, one that is likely to be the fastest cryptocurrency miner in the world. Rumor has it that the very first Ampere GPU, A100 designed for AI, HPC workload and cloud computing, will power a new CMP HX card.
The news comes from regular hardware leaker kopite7kimi. They tweeted that the new CMP HX card based on the A100 will be a “mining monster”, even though no hash prices or performance figures were revealed.
Nvidia’s current fastest dedicated crypto mining card, the 90HX, has an Ethereum hash rate of 86 MH / s using the Daggerhashimotto algorithm, while the RTX 3090 has an average mining performance of 1
I think we will meet a new CMP HX card based on the A100.
– kopite7kimi (@ kopite7kimi) March 21, 2021
The RTX 3090, which uses the GA102 GPU, has 24 GB of GDDR6X memory with a combined bandwidth of 936.2 GB / s. The PCIe 4.0 version of the Ampere A100 uses HBM2 memory and has a bandwidth of up to 1.6 TB / s. also has a TDP of 250W, lower than the GA102’s 350W, making it more efficient.
If Nvidia adds an A100 GPU-based product to the CMP HX line, there will probably be a few issues, the most important being the price. The PCIe 4.0 version of the A100 has an MSRP of $ 12,500. While you can’t find an RTX 3090 for its $ 1,499 MSRP these days, miners are still more likely to opt for the cheaper playing card. It is also the seemingly endless global chip shortage that throws a key.