According to various sources, Nvidia is reportedly working on a new CMP (Crypto Mining Processor) card based on its Ampere A100 GPU. As we know, the Ampere A100 is NVIDIA’s most powerful GPU to date and is currently dedicated to AI and HPC workloads. But, miners have proved that the real potential of the GPU lies elsewhere. It has the potential to become the fastest cryptocurrency mining GPU on the planet.
When Nvidia announced that it was declaring war against crypto miners and introduced the hash rate limiter on its newly released GPUs, all the miners were in disarray. But then the green team announced that it would release its own CMP lineup of mining GPUs. However, we already know that the hash rate limiter trick from Nvidia turned out to be trash.
The newly rumoured CMP CPU might be a CMP HX Cryptomining SKU based on its Ampere A100 GPU. For now, we don’t have any date or specs provided about the SKU. Still, given that almost all GPU mining algorithms are dependent on memory bandwidth performance, we can expect some huge numbers out of a CMP HX SKU-based on the flagship Ampere GPU. I guess we have to wait for the details on this ‘Mining Monster’ when Nvidia announces it officially.
Let’s talk about what currently Nvidia offers. We have the GeForce RTX 3090, an average mining performance of 115-120 MH/s in Ethereum using the Daggerhashimotto algorithm. It is based on the GA102 GPU and features GDDR6X memory with a combined bandwidth of 936.2 GB/s.
NVIDIA has officially announced that its fastest HX CMP GPU is the 90HX which has a mining performance of 86 MH/s and features GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR6X and on a 320-bit bus interface versus the 384-bit bus interface on the RTX 3090.
|Model||GPU||Board||Memory||Power Rating||Ethereum Hash Rate||Availability|
|CMP 30HX||TU116-100||PG161 SKU 90||6GB||125W||26 MH/s||March 2021|
|CMP 40HX||TU106-100||PG161 SKU 100||8GB||185W||36 MH/s||March 2021|
|CMP 50HX||TU102-100||PG150 SKU 100||10GB||250W||45 MH/s||Q2 Of 2021|
|CMP 90HX||GA102-100||PG132 SKU 100||10GB||320W||86 MH/s||May 2021|