Nvidia graphics cards that are optimized for mining are hitting the market and these graphics cards feature faster memory and will perform better when mining. Here we have the specifications for the Inno3D P102-100. We have also included some reference numbers to give you an idea of what kind of results you can get from the graphics card.
These numbers are for reference and we do not know whether these cards are overclocked or are running at stock speeds. The specifications of the card are as below:
- GPU: P102-100
- CUDA Cores: 3200
- Base Clock: 1582 MHz
- Memory Clock: 11 Gbps
- Physical Memory Size: 5 GB
- Memory Type: GDDR5X
- Memory Interface Width: 320-bit
- Memory Bandwidth: 400 GB/s
- Bus Support: PCIe Gen1 x4
- Card Size: 21.5 cm length, 12.5 cm height, dual slot
- Max TDP: 250 Watt
- Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin PCI-E
The reference hash rates are as follows:
- ETH: ~47 MHS
- ZEC: ~660 Sol/s
- XMR: ~879 H/s
We have heard Nvidia talk about mining and according to the company, mining is here to stay whether we like it or not. The company has also predicted that the prices of graphics cards will continue to rise throughout 2018. According to the company:
All new cell phones coming out by Apple and Samsung (and others) last year started using the same memory as graphics cards. Apple and Samsung are willing to pay more for this memory to make sure they get it first and all of it that they need. This has created a shortage of memory for the much smaller companies like MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, and EVGA to make graphics cards.
It seems that not only graphics cards but other PC hardware components will be getting expensive starting 2018. If you have already made your gaming PC then you are very lucky indeed.
Let us know what you think about these Nvidia graphics cards that are optimized for mining and whether or not you think these will make prices of gaming graphics cards any better.