NVIDIA Launching "CMP" Cards For Professional Mining, Limits RTX 3060 Mining Potential
NVIDIA is launching the CMP - the Cryptocurrency Mining Processor -- that will be a line of hardware focused on professional mining with an emphasis on Ethereum.
NVIDIA CMP products will not support graphics but are NVIDIA GPUs optimized for the best mining performance and efficiency. These initial mining-only cards are to be the NVIDIA CMP 30HX, 40HX, 50HX, and 90HX products with Ethereum hash rates from 26 MH/s to 86 MH/s and power consumption between 125 Watts and 320 Watts. The NVIDIA CMP mining cards will debut this quarter for the low-end SKUs and next quarter for the higher-end 50HX and 90HX hardware.
Besides wooing miners with these mining-optimized accelerators, NVIDIA hopes the CMP line-up will lighten the demand on GeForce graphics cards currently sought by miners.
In another attempt to ease up supply of GeForce products for gamers, NVIDIA also announced they will be limiting the mining hash rate with their forthcoming GeForce RTX 3060. With the GeForce RTX 3060 launching next week, they will have their drivers artificially limit the performance when Ethereum cryptocurrency mining is detected. This will be an artificial 50% performance limitation if mining is detected.
More details on the NVIDIA CMP and their RTX 3060 mining change via this NVIDIA blog post.