NVIDIA’s built a flagship mining-focused GPU named CMP 170HX – this GPU was revealed last month, and it’s on sale by Dubai-based retailer Vipera. The current listed price of CMP 170HX is $4435, which makes it twice expensive as of GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.
NVIDIA’s CMP170HX is available overseas for the time being, and there is no surety if the mining processor will be listed officially within the CMP lineup. The retailer Vipera is selling these GPUs for $4,435.00 and claiming to have 866 units at the time of writing in their stock.
NVIDIA CMP 170HX with 164 MH/s Hashrate Goes On Sale at $4400
NVIDIA developed this mining-specific GPU as an answer to its crypto mining community. The tech used in these GPUs is GA100 Silicon which is finding new uses for new cards. GA100 Silicon is utilizing the same die that processes data on a costly A100 data center graphics card. The current process allows NVIDIA to utilize leftovers and assemble them into a functional product.
As far as technical details of NVIDA CMP 170HX are concerned, it allows “70 valid SMs, 4,480 CUDA cores“. NVIDIA’s A100 has 108 SMs, equivalent to about 6,912 CUDA cores operating with a 1140MHz base clock and a 1410MHz boost clock.
This CMP 170HX card provides a performance level of 164 MH/s in Ethereum mining. An online mining calculator could generate $331 profit per month while mining Ethereum at the current rate.
As far as the connection, a PCIe 4.0 x 4 connection is required for the performance of the CMP170HX and 8GB of HBM2e memory. All of these are on board and support a 4,096-bit interface for memory. The CMP card has a TDP of 250W and utilizes a single 8-pin power connection from PCIe.