MSI preps crypto mining variants of GeForce RTX 30 series

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 20 2021 @ 12:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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It seems mining versions of NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs are becoming a thing again. Cryptocurrency prices have spiked massively over the last couple of months and this is causing renewed interest in GPU mining. Last week NVIDIA's CFO said the firm was considering crypto-specific GPUs and now there's evidence that MSI is already working on mining variants without display outputs.

WCCF Tech reports entries have been found in the database of the EEC. Two variants are listed, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MINER 8G and the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MINER 8G OC.
With a custom power limit of 120W, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti can deliver a mining hash rate of around 50-60 MH/s. Since the graphics card is available in better quantities than the higher-end GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090 models, there's a good reason why the RTX 3060 Ti is going to be a popular product in the mining segment.
It's unknown how much the mining variant will cost.


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