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Nvidia's specialized P102-100 cryptomining cards leaked by Inno3D

The size of the card suggests it may be derived from the GTX 1070 SKU. (Source: Inno3D)
The size of the card suggests it may be derived from the GTX 1070 SKU. (Source: Inno3D)
The latest Inno3D leak confirms previous rumors about Nvidia separating gaming GPUs and mining GPU production. However, Inno3D's mining card is powered by a Pascal-based chip, so the rumored Turing chips based on Volta might not be released this spring, after all. The P102-100 cards seem to be twice as efficient compared to stock GTX 1080 models.

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Previous rumors were claiming that Nvidia is planning to launch its own cryptomining cards powered by chips derived from Volta and all Pascal-based card ceased production in early 2018, but the latest leak coming from Inno3D suggests that the aforementioned rumors got it partially wrong. Inno3D's leaked mining cards reveal that Nvidia is indeed planning to released more specialized cryptomoning GPUs, however, these GPUs are still based on the 2-year old Pascal architecture, so the GP102 chips were clearly not discontinued.

The upcoming cryptomining cards from Inno3D will feature Nvidia’s P102-100 chip, which is a modified variant of the standard GP102 Pascal GPU from 2 years ago. Since it is a dedicated mining card, there are no video inputs included. Here are the full specs:
•    3200 CUDA Cores
•    1582 MHz base clock
•    11 Gbps memory transfer speeds
•    5 GB GDDR5X video memory
•    320-bit memory interface
•    400 GB/s memory bandwidth
•    PCIe Gen1 x4 connector
•    8.46-inch length, 4.92-inch height
•    dual slot -> includes Twin X2 cooler with 5 heatpipes
•    250 W max TDP
•    2x 8-pin PCIe power connectors

The boost frequencies were probably omitted because cryptominers often choose to undervolt and overclock the cards themselves. Preliminary performance specs released by Inno3D include hashspeeds for Ethereum (~47 MH/s), ZCash (~660 Sol/s) and Monero (~879 H/s), which prove that the card is twice as fast compared to a stock GTX 1080. Inno3D's P102-100 cards are expected to ship next month, but no pricing information was leaked as of yet.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-03-13 (Update: 2018-03-13)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.