CMP for miners, GeForce for gamers
Nvidia has stated that its Cryptocurrency Mining Processors (CMPs) will be available in four variants: 30HX, 40HX, 50HX, and 90HX, with each number approximating the device’s hash rate in MH/s. The 90HX variant has the highest Ethereum hash rate (86 MH/s), while the 30HX variant has the lowest hash rate (26 MH/s).
The products will be available from select Nvidia partners such as ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, Palit, and PC Partner. The 30HX and 40HX variants will be available in Q1 2021, while the 50HX and 90HX will become available in Q2 2021.
Nvidia has emphasized that it wants to create a clear distinction between its gaming and mining client bases. The CMP line of GPUs lacks display outputs, has improved airflow, and has lower peak core voltage and frequency to improve mining efficiency. Meanwhile, its non-mining RTX 3060 card will come with software which detects and cuts the hash rate by half.
By doing this, the firm hopes to improve the availability of its GeForce products, which are geared towards gamers, while its CMP lineup will fulfill miners’ needs.