Thursday, June 15th 2017

New NVIDIA Specialized Pascal 1060-based Cryptocoin Mining GPUs Photographed

Pictures of the new Pascal 1060-based Cryptocoin-specific mining GPUs have surfaced on the Chinese tech site expreview.com. They look markedly different than their gaming variety, not only lacking any display outputs (as expected), but also lacking any fan or active cooling at all and merely having a passive aluminum heatsink to cool it. It is likely that it could expect external active cooling or high airflow cases to function properly.
The design also seems to sport a custom PCB, and a single PCI-e power connector, suggesting a reasonably low power draw. The site also hints at a 1080 "mining edition" GPU being in the works, but has no photographic evidence on that front.

Expreview appears to have a lot of them already set up in a good quality rack-miner style setup, so feel free to oogle over this article's photographs if you happen to be interested in the Cryptocoin "wave" as of late.Source: expreview.com
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37 Comments on New NVIDIA Specialized Pascal 1060-based Cryptocoin Mining GPUs Photographed

#1
bug
WithoutWeakness said:
You also get 75 watts from the PCIe slot. With a 6-pin power connector you get a total of 150W. With dual 6-pins or a single 8-pin you get 225W total.
One 6 pin is all you need. That's what my card has and it can boost around 2GHz, no problem. Anything else is just added to make it look like the (gaming) card is equipped for some funky overclocking.
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#2
Steevo
R-T-B said:
That's silly. GPU mining will become less profitable of course, but ASICs is not the reason, as one can just move to another ASIC resistant coin if one falls. It's happened time and again.



Man, I remember back in the bitcoin days memory size was basically irrelevant. Times have changed.



Doubt they'd overspec a 6-pin frankly. Especially considering a 6-pin can actually deliver way over 75W in practice. It's all about cost cutting, at any rate.
You realize you are arguing in my favor, that ASIC's will invalidate this product and then what, you wait to mine the next possibly profitable crypto currency that it might be good at? Or do you sell it to...... all those first gen ASIC's I'm sure still have their value and are running strong.
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#3
R-T-B
Steevo said:
You realize you are arguing in my favor, that ASIC's will invalidate this product and then what, you wait to mine the next possibly profitable crypto currency that it might be good at?
Yep.
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#4
Casecutter
Nvidia has several things going for it: They can build a card and power section that hash's on efficiency. When they can show they unearth coins perhaps not a quickly but "each coin" they find are cheap(er) to mine... that can prevail. Lower cost of energy used, and if Nvidia can sell two of these for a little over what one "overprice 580" it's win! Miner can hunt around for one big 580 shovel, or get two of these for $350 and perhaps unearth 20% less, but on +30% less electricity cost. It's like this; two little guys with two small shovels that are able to be outfitted and working today, can move dirt near as fast all while feeding and paying them 30% less verses the one big guy!

GP106 is obviously cheap(er) to make and Nvidia probably has more of an opening to more production at TSCM than RTG at GloFo. Also, Nvidia has cash and teams that could be thrown at this project/production, and have such solutions in the market in weeks (as we are seeing). We know the constrains on AMD/RTG.

While lastly if Nvidia get stuck with product when it all goes bust, they can spend the marketing $'s without batting an eye to dump such card for other specialize tasks like; Folding CUDA/OpenCL number crunching etc for cheap... and just move then out for more than the $30 it cost to make.

And they get in on the action even if not a big money make they steer the conversation to shine on them and a solution while thumbing AMD/RTG as can't meet market demand.
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
The 1080 model is rumored at 60mh/s in Ethereum that doubles a 580 after bios mods. While consuming 180w vs 130w for the 580. There is no lesser performance on the NV side in this. There will be no reason to do Polaris if this all rings true
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yotano211
cdawall said:
The 1080 model is rumored at 60mh/s in Ethereum that doubles a 580 after bios mods. While consuming 180w vs 130w for the 580. There is no lesser performance on the NV side in this. There will be no reason to do Polaris if this all rings true
If that claim is real the memory timing had to really needed modded. The 1080 only does in the mid 30s. They claim the 1060 version will do around 25mh/s which is around the normal 1060 and they now claim this new 1080 can do 50% more. I feel hot air on Nvidia's part.
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
yotano211 said:
If that claim is real the memory timing had to really needed modded. The 1080 only does in the mid 30s. They claim the 1060 version will do around 25mh/s which is around the normal 1060 and they now claim this new 1080 can do 50% more. I feel hot air on Nvidia's part.
I would be curious if it was no longer gddr5x and actually gddr5 with the extra Cuda cores. I could easily see that making a huge difference in performance. The 1070 can do 32 with next to zero effort. Tight timings on gddr5 and a 10 80's worth of cores could be 60mh/s I guess. I mean in games it doubles the 1060. 25+25 is 50 with faster ram or whatever tweaks I could see 60
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#8
ppn
Why would nvidia produce such cards for sale, and not mine coin themselves. 60Mh is 1ETH per month. ~350$
Why then not add 1 HDMI for future usability and resale value no less than 50%.
Why not use MXM form factor at 100W and put them in water loop.
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#9
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
ppn said:
Why would nvidia produce such cards for sale, and not mine coin themselves. 60Mh is 1ETH per month. ~350$
Why then not add 1 HDMI for future usability and resale value no less than 50%.
Why not use MXM form factor at 100W and put them in water loop.
Because nvidia isn't going to start mining.

Because nvidia doesn't give a rats behind about resale value to you.

Because these are being purchased for low cost.
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#10
9700 Pro
Specialized cards for toy money? That's the most stupid product I've heard for a while.
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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
9700 Pro said:
Specialized cards for toy money? That's the most stupid product I've heard for a while.
Hundreds of billions of dollars in the cryptocurrency market. In what way is this a stupid product?

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#12
Relayer
Chaitanya said:
Do miners really buy nVidia cards in first place? even back in days of Bitcoin it was AMD that was hit by miners and nvidia cards werent prefered at all. Even today its AMD GPUs hit by shortage not nVidia cards.
Which is why nVidia is doing this. They apparently have GPU's lying around to do this with.
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