Tuesday, December 26th 2017

GIGABYTE Intros P104-100 4G Mining Graphics Card

GIGABYTE today rolled out the GV-NP104D5X-4G, a mining graphics card based on NVIDIA P104-100 mining processor. Derived from the "GP104" silicon, the P104-100 is configured with 1,920 CUDA cores on this card, paired with 4 GB of GDDR5X memory across its 256-bit wide memory interface. What's more interesting, although the GP104 features a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 bus interface, the card has only x4 wiring, although the slot interface itself is of x16 length. The GPU core clock speed for the GV-NP104D5X-4G is 1607 MHz, with 1733 MHz GPU Boost, and its memory is clocked at 10 GHz (GDDR5X-effective). The card draws power from a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, and has no display outputs. It's cooled by a rather simple aluminium fin-stack heatsink, ventilated by three fans, carried over from the company's latest WindForce 3X cooling solution. Unlike its consumer GeForce graphics cards, this card is backed by only a 3-month warranty. The card will be significantly cheaper than the GTX 1080 or GTX 1070.
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18 Comments on GIGABYTE Intros P104-100 4G Mining Graphics Card

#1
Chaitanya
Hasn't the demand for mining cards gone down recently? I have seen most GPU SKUs back in stock and at nearly pre-mining craze prices.
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#2
dj-electric
No sane cryptominer (oxymoron to some, i know) will buy a GPU that he can't sell later
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#3
Outback Bronze
How does it game??

Edit: Probably not great as its 4x
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#4
SomeOne99h
I don't get, "this card is backed by only a 3-month warranty"
If it has this warranty, why would it even be a good idea to have it for mining?!
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#5
trog100
if the price is right i think i would buy it if intending to build a miner rig..

ruining 24/7 is like three years of normal gaming use for most people the warranty reflects this..

if things go right there would be no need to sell it..

i am mining and i recon my sanity is vaguely okay.. he he

trog
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#6
GreiverBlade
"Dj-ElectriC said:
No sane cryptominer (oxymoron to some, i know) will buy a GPU that he can't sell later
[warning-joke]obviously ... since it's the main income for them .... buying, mining a few penny burning down the card for month, reselling at retail price[/joke]
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#7
DidoD
Maybe can be used in SLI as a second card?
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#8
Outback Bronze
"DidoD said:
Maybe can be used in SLI as a second card?
Doubt it.

Sli needs 8x
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#9
punani
"Outback Bronze said:
How does it game??

Edit: Probably not great as its 4x
Try to hook up your display to it first :rolleyes:
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Outback Bronze
"punani said:
Try to hook up your display to it first :rolleyes:
lol, doh of course..:rolleyes:
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#11
Ubersonic
So it's basically a GTX1070 with no video outputs, no warranty and..... no redeaming features lol.

Why don't manufacturers understand that using a chip for a mining card instead of a gaming cards to stop miners hoovering up the gaming cards is self defeating because they are removing a gaming card from the pool before it even hits shelves lol.


"Outback Bronze said:
How does it game??

Edit: Probably not great as its 4x
It's a PCI-E 3.0 4x slot, so the same performance as a PCI-E 2.0 8x slot, performance loss would be unnoticable by a human for a GTX1070 but I doubt your going to have much luck gaming with no video output :p
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#12
GreiverBlade
"DidoD said:
Maybe can be used in SLI as a second card?
"Outback Bronze said:
Doubt it.

Sli needs 8x
ohhhh PHYSX DEDICATED CARD!!!! wait ... plain stupid, drat .... awww mining is the only destiny for that poor card ...
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#13
R-T-B
"Dj-ElectriC said:
No sane cryptominer (oxymoron to some, i know) will buy a GPU that he can't sell later
No sane cryptominer plans on selling later.

"Ubersonic said:
Why don't manufacturers understand that using a chip for a mining card instead of a gaming cards to stop miners hoovering up the gaming cards is self defeating because they are removing a gaming card from the pool before it even hits shelves lol.
Given some of these ASICS have been shown to have faulty display output sections, don't be so certain of that.
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#14
GreiverBlade
"R-T-B said:
No sane cryptominer plans on selling later.
then almost none of them are sane ... because lately on 95% of the card i got second hand, for various rigs for friends (upgrade, budget build etc), were mining card, even worse some were completely useless and artifacting like mad or not even taking a light OC beyond stock clock (even at second hand ... it's unacceptable :laugh: ) luckily i got low price on most but some i saw were close to retail price :)

i saw a 1070 mentioned "light mining for 5 month" at 549chf which was launch price for me (i got mine at 526chf, well ... 1chf and 525chf insurance compensation .... )

oh well ... Cryptocurrencies ... :rolleyes:
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#15
dj-electric
"R-T-B said:
No sane cryptominer plans on selling later.
This is uh... far from correct. I know many people in crypto communities and... no exceptions, all of them were interested in the selling value of the hardware.
It is actually an integral part of the GPU choice. We're talking about 30-50% investment return. So, that's where the sanity comment came from.
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#16
trog100
i have ten 1070 cards currently producing just over 30 dollars per day or 210 dollars per week or 840 per month.. these figures are on the low side.. they can go up to $1000 dollars per month..

does anybody have a good (sane) reason why i would want to sell them..

trog
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#17
R-T-B
"Dj-ElectriC said:
This is uh... far from correct. I know many people in crypto communities and... no exceptions, all of them were interested in the selling value of the hardware.
It is actually an integral part of the GPU choice. We're talking about 30-50% investment return. So, that's where the sanity comment came from.
The keyword is "sane"

No one makes money that way. At least not big money. And few to no GPU-farms do this. Guaranteed. I worked for one here in the Pacific Northwest so I'm not just guessing on this.

https://toom.im/

Might be applying for work there again soon at this rate.
then almost none of them are sane
You'd be correct. Ever hear the saying "You never make money following the herd?"

Also I wouldn't be so quick to blame mining for your woes. Mining is not near as much "card rape" as people believe. The hardware of today can take it no problem for YEARS let alone the months since that 1070 probably got listed.
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#18
trog100
RTB.. i think it was john cleese (ponty python) that said this.. the world isnt sane with small pockets of insanity.. its actually insane with small pockets of sanity.. :)

trog
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