NVIDIA’s recently announced CMP graphics card series dedicated to cryptocurrency mining has been launched in the first quarter of 2021. These graphics cards are made to order, which means that orders must be placed before they can be delivered to customers, but unfortunately, Hong Kong Customs seized 300 batches of CMP 30HX graphics cards, which will be shipped to mining farms in China.
Hong Kong Customs seized 300 NVIDIA CMP 30HX cryptocurrency mining graphics cards to Chinese mining farms
In order to solve the problem of the shortage of GeForce gaming graphics cards, NVIDIA announced the CMP or Crypto Mining Processor series of products. The company is also trying to limit the hash rate of its latest GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, although we know the results of doing so. Nevertheless, the NVIDIA CMP lineup still allows crypto miners to directly order graphics cards purchased in batches, which will be mainly used for mining operations.
A report on MyDrivers showed that Hong Kong Customs seized a total of 300 NVIDIA CMP 30HX graphics cards. These graphics cards were labeled as smugglers and were reportedly shipped to mining farms in China. Please note that China is still implementing a ban on cryptocurrency mining operations in several provinces so that what happened here can be explained, otherwise, there is no other logical reason behind seizing such a large number of GPUs. Chinese miners are also the cause of Iran’s severe power outages, and they have caused power surges in Inner Mongolia while they tried to circumvent the mining restrictions imposed by the country.
NVIDIA CMP 50HX, 40HX, 30HX with Turing GPU
NVIDIA CMP 30HX, 40HX and 50HX are based on the Turing architecture with 12nm silicon wafers. The 50HX is based on the TU102 GPU-100 GPU, and its motherboard is very similar to the PG150 on the RTX 2080 Ti. It has 10GB of memory. 40HX is based on TU106-100 GPU and PG161 board. It has 8GB of memory. 30HX is based on TU116-100 and PG161 boards. It has 6GB of memory. Both 30HX and 40HX have been confirmed through driver updates. Both 50HX and 90HX are expected to be launched in the second quarter of this year.
As for the graphics cards themselves, they appear to be NVIDIA CMP 30X models with standard dual-slot and dual-fan designs. These cards have no display output and have aluminum finned heat sinks, which are actively cooled by fans. The recent listing price of CMP 30HX was more than US$723, but that was only a retailer. Compared to the price you pay for a single unit in a retail store, the direct selling cost of this graphics card will be much lower.
|model||Graphics card||board||memory||rated power||Ethereum hash rate||Availability|
|CMP 30HX||TU116-100||PG161 SKU 90||6GB||125 watts||26 MH/sec||March 2021|
|CMP 40HX||TU106-100||PG161 SKU 100||8GB||185 watts||36 MH/sec||March 2021|
|CMP 50HX||TU102-100||PG150 SKU 100||10GB||250 watts||45 MH/sec||Second quarter of 2021|
|CMP 90HX||GA102-100||PG132 SKU 100||10GB||320 watts||86 MHz/sec||May 2021|
|CMP 220HX?||GA100-***||To be determined||To be determined||To be determined||~210 MH/s?||To be determined|
News source: MyDrivers, Videocardz