Thursday, February 25th 2021

NVIDIA's New 30HX & 40HX Crypto Mining Cards Are Based on Turing Architecture

We have recently discovered that NVIDIA's newly announced 30HX and 40HX Crypto Mining Processors are based on the last-generation Turing architecture. This news will come as a pleasant surprise to gamers as the release shouldn't affect the availability of Ampere RTX 30 Series GPUs. The decision to stick with Turing for these new devices is reportedly due to the more favorable power-management of the architecture which is vital for profitable cryptocurrency mining operations. The NVIDIA CMP 40HX will feature a custom TU106 processor while the 30HX will include a custom TU116. This information was discovered in the latest GeForce 461.72 WHQL drivers which added support for the two devices.
Source: VideoCardz
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43 Comments on NVIDIA's New 30HX & 40HX Crypto Mining Cards Are Based on Turing Architecture

#1
thesmokingman
Nice and about darn time. They can maximize the crypto per/w, make 'em better than anything else and keep it off the the game market.
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#2
Zubasa
thesmokingman
Nice and about darn time. They can maximize the crypto per/w, make 'em better than anything else and keep it off the the game market.
Chances are these do nothing but makes it so that you can't even get a 1650 anymore.
Being 12nm vs 8nm means it is unlikely to be more efficient than Ampere, all these does is they can sell even more cards to miners.
Most importantly this just ensures that the cards won't be flooding the 2nd hand market after the mining bloom, driving the price of gaming cards down.
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#3
thesmokingman
Zubasa
Chances are these do nothing but makes it so that you can't even get a 1650 anymore.
Being 12nm vs 8nm means it is unlikely to be more efficient than Ampere, all these does is they can sell even more cards to miners.
lol, why bother right? Anything they do what's the point? Defeatist much?
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#4
Zubasa
thesmokingman
lol, why bother right? Anything they do what's the point? Defeatist much?
I mean, nVidia is wining in all fronts right now lol. Just look at their financial report.
Just make no illusion that they are trying to do anything against miners.
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#5
hat
Enthusiast
Burning up old, possibly partially disfunctional Turing stock? The last time I heard of mining cards, they weren't around for very long.
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#6
Gmr_Chick
Zubasa
Chances are these do nothing but makes it so that you can't even get a 1650 anymore.
Being 12nm vs 8nm means it is unlikely to be more efficient than Ampere, all these does is they can sell even more cards to miners.
Jesus, what do you expect them to do? I swear, even when a company tries to address an issue (but let's not pretend that Nvidia are our "savior" here, either), people STILL find something to complain about. The 1650 was and still is a shit card. Gamers didn't buy them then and they most likely won't be buying them now.
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#7
Zubasa
Gmr_Chick
Jesus, what do you expect them to do? I swear, even when a company tries to address an issue (but let's not pretend that Nvidia are our "savior" here, either), people STILL find something to complain about. The 1650 was and still is a shit card. Gamers didn't buy them then and they most likely won't be buying them now.
Just look at the price of even the older RX580s lol, gamers are crying and begging to buy overprice GPUs right now.
There was no issue for nVidia in the first place, they are swimming in money.
What they should do is basically nothing, they are just doing their job as a publicly traded company, maximizing profits.
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#8
thesmokingman
Zubasa
Just look at the price of even the older RX580s lol, gamers are crying and begging to buy overprice GPUs right now.
There was no issue for nVidia in the first place, they are swimming in money.
Maybe you need your own thread crying over the 580s and 1650s man?
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#9
Zubasa
thesmokingman
Maybe you need your own thread crying over the 580s and 1650s man?
LoL, why would I be crying over 1650s and 580s?
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#10
Gmr_Chick
Zubasa
LoL, why would I be crying over 1650s and 580s?
Because it totally sounds like you are.
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#11
Zubasa
Gmr_Chick
Because it totally sounds like you are.
Where in my post that make it sound like I personally needs a 580 or 1650?
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#12
Gmr_Chick
Zubasa
Chances are these do nothing but makes it so that you can't even get a 1650 anymore.
Being 12nm vs 8nm means it is unlikely to be more efficient than Ampere, all these does is they can sell even more cards to miners.
Most importantly this just ensures that the cards won't be flooding the 2nd hand market after the mining bloom, driving the price of gaming cards down.
Zubasa
Where in my post that make it sound like I personally needs a 580 or 1650?
Right there. And you changed your original post, nice.
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#13
Zubasa
Gmr_Chick
Right there. And you changed your original post, nice.
Making an observation that 1650s and 580s prices are insanely inflated but is available for now = I want a low end graphics card?
Perfect reading comprehension there.
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#14
watzupken
This sounds like good news. But I wonder if Nvidia is placing new orders for the older 14nm from TSMC or are they just trying to expend their existing inventory of Turing cards. If its the latter, then how long before they run out? Since Nvidia does not specifically mention which architecture they are using for the mining cards, does that mean that they will start using Ampere chips once Turing chip is exhausted? But I think it is still good news for us in the short term.
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#15
Gmr_Chick
I would think they're just trying to expend their existing inventory of Turing GPUs, would be my guess.
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#16
Isaac`
Dam this sucks means the 2000 series will be dead sooner
wont be able to pick one up for cheap
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#17
Metroid
I was sure it was an older nm, too much electricity x rtx 3xxx gpus.
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#19
Gmr_Chick
Isaac`
Dam this sucks means the 2000 series will be dead sooner
wont be able to pick one up for cheap
Right? I'd take a 2060/Super, if only to be able to have access to DLSS. The 16 series doesn't support it :(
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#20
nguyen
Gmr_Chick
Right? I'd take a 2060/Super, if only to be able to have access to DLSS. The 16 series doesn't support it :(
Just bought a 2060 for my friend's build for 300usd last month, RTX Turing is worth considering when Ampere is too overpriced, now they are selling 3060 for 800usd :roll:
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#21
R-T-B
hat
Burning up old, possibly partially disfunctional Turing stock? The last time I heard of mining cards, they weren't around for very long.
And they never will be or solve anything until they make a mining card that's actually better at mining.

This isn't it.
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#22
Vya Domus
These are actually worse at mining, still profitable but worse. In other words they're just supplying miners with more products, I wonder if next quarter they'll lie again with a straight face about "gaming revenue".
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#23
TheoneandonlyMrK
So 1650Ti and 2060 for they're beloved gamer's and 1070/80 plus a 3080 SKU for miner's.
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#24
R0H1T
Gmr_Chick
I swear, even when a company tries to address an issue
They're not trying to address any "issue" ~ they're just trying to mint more money off the crypto craze much like back in 2017.
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#25
Chomiq
Vya Domus
These are actually worse at mining, still profitable but worse. In other words they're just supplying miners with more products, I wonder if next quarter they'll lie again with a straight face about "gaming revenue".
"We are constantly listening to feedback from our community and have made decisions that helped improved the availability of Ampere GPU's to our most dedicated customers - mine... I mean, gamers! We love PC gamers! Especially those hardcore gaming enthusiasts in China/Pakistan/Iran. Boy oh boy do the like to mi... game on their GPUs"

Once crypto crashes again they'll be like "Well sh*t, here we go again":

bitcoinist.com/nvidia-chip-cryptocurrency-mining-q4-drop/

When you're riding the crypto wave you're selling GPU to gamers, but once your sales drop 30% it's suddenly because:
This was a turbulent close to what had been a great year. The combination of post-crypto excess channel inventory and recent deteriorating end-market conditions drove a disappointing quarter.
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