Special case mining graphics cards: The GPUs of the new CMP series, which are specially designed for mining cryptocurrencies, are not part of the gaming division. Like the mining lock on RTX 3000 cards, according to Nvidia, they should ensure that more Geforce models end up in the hands of players:
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Meanwhile, sales with the mining models are still low compared to the gaming division: Nvidia says 155 million US dollars for the first quarter. Revenues of $ 400 million are expected in the second quarter. The mining GPUs fall into the »OEM & Other« division.
So Nvidia is currently making almost twenty times more revenue in the gaming sector. But it should not be forgotten that the Geforce cards can also be used for mining crypto currencies.
No clear separation possible
Nvidia cannot say how large the proportion of gaming graphics cards are that are not used for this purpose and instead for mining. This is also shown by the following statements by CEO Jensen Huang as part of the »Earning Calls
“It is difficult to estimate exactly how much and where cryptomining is taking place. We can only assume, however, that the vast majority is taking place through professional miners, especially when the scope of mining is increasing as dramatically as it was recently.” “
Huang then emphasized once again that the CMP cards would provide more Geforce models for gamers because they cannot be used for gaming and mean better chip yield and production without affecting the Geforce models .
However, the CMP cards are also viewed critically among gamers, among other things due to the fact that, unlike Geforce models, they no longer serve any purpose after they have been used for mining and cannot end up on the used market. The following video from the well-known Youtube channel Linus Tech Tips shows this as an example:
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How do you assess the situation? Can the CMP cards sooner or later bring about a noticeable improvement in the situation in the gaming sector? Feel free to write it in the comments!