June 26, 2022



Nvidia’s CMP 40HX mining card is near an RTX 3060 in efficiency, checks revealed. 

Apparently, a cryptocurrency mining firm is interested by Nvidia’s CMP playing cards. Lately, Hut 8 Mining Corp. invested $30 million in an order that’s anticipated to begin delivery in Could. Particularly, the Nvidia CMP 40HX mining card efficiency may fulfill the miners who presently need to go for hacks to make use of Nvidia RTX 3060. 

When Nvidia disclosed that it could be releasing a CMP line of silicon solely made for mining functions, the listed specs have been just a little disappointing. Certainly one of these is the three-month guarantee given with few AIB playing cards based mostly on the Nvidia CMP 30HX chip. Plainly Nvidia had created customized silicon somewhat than counting on inadequate shopper chips from the manufacturing strains to rework them into cryptocurrency mining processors. 

As per an Asus photograph of inside testing on one in all these playing cards, Nvidia’s AIB companions can improve their efficiency. Relating to the CMP 40HX mining card, the listed hash fee for Ethereum mining algorithms is 36 MH per second. Whereas Asus may hit 43 MH per second – a 20% improve over the claimed efficiency. 

Asus has gained this velocity by optimizing the reminiscence clock and timings since Ethereum mining algorithms are delicate to reminiscence bandwidth and latency and taking just a little benefit from a better core clock. Truly, reducing the clock can enhance energy effectivity to a sure diploma, thus the Asus CMP 40HX playing cards you see within the screenshot given above can obtain an influence consumption of 134-135, which is decrease than the TDP of 185 watts.

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One thrilling factor about these outcomes is that they nearly match the hash charges obtained with an Nvidia RTX 3060 when utilizing a leaked driver that may bypass the corporate’s mining limiter. We will anticipate that it’s going to end in extra buying of CMP 40HX by miners for $699 whereas the CMP 30HX can be retailed for $599. In each instances, Nvidia hopes to make a minimal of $150 million on orders of CMP playing cards positioned through the first quarter of the yr happening.