First pictures of NVIDIA's CMP 30HX mining graphics card leak
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Last month, NVIDIA revealed new CMP HX graphics cards in its apparent bid to assert that its GeForce cards are only for gamers. The CMP 30HX is the cheapest of its CMP cards and should arrive before the end of the month. Videocardz has already leaked images of a Gigabyte model though, confirming that NVIDIA has removed any display connectors from the card.
Removing display outputs not only saves NVIDIA some money, but it should also ensure that crypto miners do not snap up cards that gamers would otherwise buy. RTX 30 series cards will still appeal to miners for their resale value though, in our opinion.
NVIDIA did not detail many specifications about the CMP series, but we do know that the CMP 30HX will be a dual fan card that requires one 8-pin power connection. NVIDIA rate the card for up to 125 W of power too, and has confirmed that it will contain 6 GB of VRAM. Additionally, the CMP 30HX is expected to have an Etherum has rate of 26 MH/s.
Ultimately, the specifications that we know of the CMP 30HX read like a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Videocardz asserts that AIBs have already started mass producing the CMP 30HX, and the CMP 40HX, so it is little wonder that few retailers have stock of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards.