New Nvidia P102-100 GPU For Cryptominers Leaked, Has 3200 Cores And 5 GB of Memory
It’s no secret that graphics cards have been extremely scarce as of late due to the popularity of using GPU’s for cryptocurrency mining. We’ve seen that vendors released special versions of their graphics cards aimed towards crypto miners in the past, and it looks like that Nvidia is working on a new GPU that will focus on this market, the P102-100.
These special mining versions of the GPU’s lack display connectors, for example, and should be able to operate more efficiently in mining digital currencies compared to their regular counterparts. The Nvidia P102-100 GPU was leaked by information provided by sub-vendor Inno3D.
The P102-100 GPU is based on the GP102 that we’ve previously seen in the GTX 1080 Ti as well as the GTX Titan Xp graphics cards, but do come with a number of differences. The P102-100 has less memory, fewer memory channels as well as lower shader cores. The PCIe bus interface now only supports 4 lanes at maximum. Omitting these can ensure a lower price point without sacrificing mining (hashing) performance.
In total, 3200 of the 3840 available shader cores will be activated, as well as 5 of the 6 memory controllers compared to the chip’s regular variant. These mining GPU’s will come with 5 gigabytes of GDDR5X and will come with a TDP of 250 watts. In terms of mining performance, expect a hash rate of 47 MHS for ETH, 879 H/s for XMR and 660 Sol/s for ZEC.