2017 NVIDIA GPU Update: NVIDIA's Crypto Mining Tuned Pascal GPUs Leaked; Price, Details, And More

By LJ Joseph, Posted: 06/15/17 06:37AM EDT
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Nvidia’s plan to release a “special” graphics card just for cryptocurrency mining. Leaks have surfaced recently showing four custom mining graphics card from Asus, Colorful and MSI.(Photo : NVIDIA/ Youtube Screenshot)

Earlier this week, it was reported that NVIDIA could be preparing Cryptocurrency specific GPUs that will be used for mining purposes. The NVIDIA Pascal architecture-based graphics cards have been further detailed.

NVIDIA Pascal Based GP106 and GP104 GPUs Cryptocurrency Mining Detailed

According to WCCF Tech, NVIDIA has prepared two GPUs that are specifically aimed at cryptocurrency mining. Both designs are based on existing Pascal GPU but are tuned towards mining so they deliver better efficiency at crypto mining compared to regular variants.

Lowyat reported that the GPUs include a GP104-100 and a GP106-100 card that will be offered by NVIDIA's AIB partners. It should be noted that all cards will ship with a 3 months warranty so that's 90 days and all cards will ship without any display connectivity.

The cards are planned for launch on 19th June although fans can expect different dates from different partners. It is stated that the P104-100 delivers 30% better performance per watt compared to the GTX 1060 3 GB model while the P106-100 delivers 10% better performance per watt compared to the GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB model.

NVIDIA P104-100 "GTX 1080" With 8 GB GDDR5X Price Revealed

The NVIDIA P104-100 model utilizes the same design as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. It delivers much higher efficiency and finely tuned for crypto mining purposes.

Power will be provided by a single 8-pin connector and TDP is rated at 180W. The base models will be shipping with a price of just $350 US while the one that is listed by Inno3D has a price of $370 US which is much lower than the $499 US price of regular gaming variants

NVIDIA P106-100 "GTX 1060" With 6 GB GDDR5 Price Revealed

The NVIDIA P106-100 model utilizes the same design as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060. It delivers much higher efficiency and fine tuned for crypto mining purposes.

Power will be provided by a single 6-pin connector and TDP is rated at 120W. The base models will ship with a price of just $200 US which is lower than the $249 US price of the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB gaming models.

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