We first heard about dedicated mining video cards a couple of months ago but so far there have been few sightings in the wild. One of the problems GPU makers and their add-in board partners have with the whole mining situation is that they're worried about what happens after the mining boom is over. They love the extra sales they're getting but there's worry about RMAs or a massive dump in the second-hand market.
These mining cards solve that issue, they come with a much shorter 3-month warranty and they have no display connectors so they can't be used for gaming. From what we understand, these cards are sold directly to big miners so it's unlikely you'll see them in retail stores. In fact, the low warranty makes it illegal to sell this to consumers in a lot of countries.
Today some new photos of Inno3D mining cards appeared over at VideoCardz. Inno3D has at least two P106-090 mining cards, one is a compact edition with a single fan while the other is a slightly larger card with a dual-fan cooling solution.
The GP106-090 GPU from NVIDIA is a cut-down version of the GP106, it has a 75W TDP with just 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, a 1354MHz base clock, 1531MHz Boost and 3GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 8000MHz. For comparison, the GTX 1060 features a 120W TDP, 1280 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs, 1506MHz base clock, 1708MHz Boost and 6GB GDDR5 clocked at 8000MHz.
Basically, the GP106-090 is closer to the GTX 1050 Ti in terms of specifications, but it does have the advantage of a bigger memory bus and faster memory.