NVIDIA Launches Mining Focused CMP HX Lineup, Designed to Make RTX GPUs Available to Actual Gamers

NVIDIA is launching a new GPU lineup called CMP – Cryptocurrency Mining Processor, aimed at Ethereum mining specifically. This is being done in an effort to make RTX GPUs available to actual gamers/content creators, with separate mining hardware lineup that should help in clearing the roadblocks in the stock allocation of RTX GPUs.

NVIDIA CMP HX For Mining Cryptocurrency

NVIDIA is acknowledging just how dire the situation has become regarding new GPU launches not going smoothly, and with the RTX 3060 releasing soon, it makes sense to announce the CMP.

RTX 3060 Hash Rate Halved To Make Way For Gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (32)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

Speaking of the RTX 3060, which is bound to be an easier gateway into mining thanks to its lower cost, NVIDIA is making some smart moves.

RTX 3060 software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm, and limit the hash rate, or cryptocurrency mining efficiency, by around 50 per cent.

Enter NVIDIA CMP HX – Made For Miners

NVIDIA CMPs are mining-focused GPUs with features specifically dialled for that operation only. This includes the lack of display outputs, lower peak voltages and frequency. They are also designed with more airflow in mind, which are (in their words) ‘configured to allow a greater number of GPUs to be controlled by one CPU’.

Ethereum Hash Rate26 MH/s36 MH/s45 MH/s86 MH/s
Rated Power125 W185 W250 W320 W
Power Connectors1x 8-pin1x 8-pin2x 8-pin2x 8-pin
Memory Size6 GB8 GB10 GB 10 GB
Starting AvailabilityQ1 2021Q1 2021Q2 2021Q2 2021
NVIDIA CMP HX Specs and Availability

The NVIDIA CMP HX lineup will available to purchase from third-party retailers including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, and PC Partner. The first of these new GPUs are expected to launch by April at the latest. You can learn more about them here.

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