NVIDIA, in an attempt to tackle the shortage of chips for graphics cards and with it the lack of stock to sell in stores, has announced the CMP or CryptoMining Processor line. The company, simultaneously, has also attempted to limit the hash rate of its latest GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards, although we all know that the attempt was left to that, in a simple attempt. Nonetheless, the NVIDIA CMP line allows miners a straightforward way to order bulk graphics to be used primarily in cryptocurrency mining operations.
300 NVIDIA CMP 30HX graphics seized by customs
Now a report has emerged in China that Hong Kong customs officials seized a total of 300 CMP 30HX graphics cards, labeling them as contraband units
It should be taken into account that China still has a ban in place in several of its provinces against cryptocurrency mining operations, which could explain why it is considered contraband material even though it is about ‘a legitimate request to NVIDIA. Chinese miners were also responsible for severe power outages in Iran and caused severe surges in Mongolia as they tried to bypass their own country’s limitations on mining.
Earlier we said it was a stroke of bad luck because 300 graphics dedicated to mining and purchased by cryptocurrency miners are potentially 300 graphics cards for games that they will not use and which would be available for the game. General public.
NVIDIA mining graphics, with Turing GPU
NVIDIA CMP 30HX, 40HX and 50 HX mining graphics are based on the Turing architecture with 12nm silicon. The 50HX is based on the TU102 GPU and has a PCB very similar to the PG150 seen on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti; It has 10 GB of dedicated graphics memory. For its part, the 40HX is based on the TU106-100 GPU and the PG161 motherboard, with 8 GB of dedicated memory. Finally, the 30HX is based on the TU116-100 GPU and the PG161 card, with 6 GB of dedicated graphics memory. The 30HX and 40HX have already been confirmed by controllers, and the 50HX and 90HX are expected to arrive in the second quarter of this year.
As for the graphics cards seized by Customs, they appear to be NVIDIA CMP 30HX models with a standard dual slot, dual fan design. As you might have seen in the images above, they don’t have a video output and so it is obvious that they are part of the NVIDIA CMP family, graphics which were priced at $ 723. per unit, so the seizure marked as contraband would be worth almost $ 217,000.
|Model||GPU||PCB||Memory||TDP||Hash rate (ETH)||Availability|
|CMP 30HX||TU116-100||PG161||6 GB||125 W||26 MH / s||March 2021|
|CMP 40HX||TU106-100||PG161||8 GB||185 W||36 MH / s||March 2021|
|CMP 50HX||TU102-100||PG150||10 GB||250 W||45 MH / s||Second quarter 2021|
|CMP 90HX||GA102-100||PG132||10 GB||320 W||86 MH / s||May 2021|
|CMP 220HX?||GA100 – ???||TBA||TBA||TBA||210 MH / s?||TBA|