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Nvidia Pascal GPU cryptocurrency mining solution pictured

by Mark Tyson on 9 June 2017, 11:01


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Earlier this week we covered news from Taiwan tech industry insiders regarding purpose-made cryptocurrency mining 'graphics cards'. The report said that both AMD and Nvidia were readying stripped down graphics cards aimed at currency miners. Such cards would aim to better serve the miners, and free up stocks of graphics cards that are being built for PC enthusiasts and gamers.

It seems that AMD cards are favoured by crypto currency miners for their strong GPGPU performance for the price. However, the news stated both AMD Radeon 400 series Polcaris GPUs and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060-100 GPUs were being built onto add-in boards for the mining market. To keep the prices down these boards would not feature needless frills such as video output ports said the DigiTimes report on Monday.

Now we have seen, thanks to VideoCardz, what is said to be the first purpose built Pascal GPU mining solution featuring 'headless' GP106-100 add-in cards. This is the GPU equipped on consumer GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards, aimed at mid-market PC gamers.

In the system shown 8x GP106-100 add-in cards are equipped in a system which also includes an Intel Celeron Mobile processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 64GB mSata SSD, and 9x cooling fans. A 1600W PSU is recommended for your mining activities, and the system will consume about 1000W with the elongated motherboard fully populated and cranking out currency.

Hash rates for the above system, when mining various currencies, as provided in the graphics unearthed by VideoCardz, are as follows:

  • Ethereum - approx 200MH/s (1000W)
  • ZCash - approx 2500Sol/s (1050W)
  • Monero - Approx 4400H/s (700W)

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maybe if you use solar to power it then the investment would make sense just incase the ‘Coin’ would loose value.
Hmmm…. if these cards can still do full cuda processing I could see these being useful for 3D rendering via the gpu not just mining bitcoins.
maybe if you use solar to power it then the investment would make sense just incase the ‘Coin’ would loose value.

Getting a feed-in tariff boost for your mining would be rather amusing.
I have never really understood dedicated cards, why don't the manufacturers simply use their own cards to mine the coins?
It's the same reason people set up shop in Dawson at the start of the gold rush selling pans and shovels- in the long it's generally more profitable to sell the equipment than to take the risk mining :)

Most of the ASIC hardware suppliers do a best if both-they use their new hardware to mine whilst it's very profitable and the sell then to the public and Chinese miners as soon as the viability drops.