NVIDIA Eyes Ethereum Cryptocurrency Mining
February 18, 2021
GeForce GPUs are for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more. Yet NVIDIA GPUs
are programmable. And users are constantly discovering new applications for
them, from weather simulation and gene sequencing to deep learning and robotics.
Mining cryptocurrency is one of them.
With the launch of GeForce RTX 3060 on Feb. 25, NVIDIA is taking an
important step to help ensure GeForce GPUs end up in the hands of gamers.
Halving Hash Rate
RTX 3060 software drivers are designed to detect specific attributes of the
Ethereum cryptocurrency mining algorithm, and limit the hash rate, or
cryptocurrency mining efficiency, by around 50 percent.
That only makes sense. Their GeForce RTX GPUs introduce cutting-edge
technologies ó such as RTX real-time ray-tracing, DLSS AI-accelerated image
upscaling technology, Reflex super-fast response rendering for the best system
latency, and many more ó tailored to meet the needs of gamers and those who
create digital experiences.
address the specific needs of Ethereum mining, the NVIDIA CMP, or,
Cryptocurrency Mining Processor is a product line designed for professional
CMP products ó which donít do graphics ó are sold through authorized partners
and optimized for the best mining performance and efficiency. They donít meet
the specifications required of a GeForce GPU and, thus, donít impact the
availability of GeForce GPUs to gamers.
For instance, CMP lacks display outputs, enabling improved airflow while mining
so they can be more densely packed. CMPs also have a lower peak core voltage and
frequency, which improves mining power efficiency.
Creating tailored products for customers with specific needs delivers the best
value for customers. With CMP, NVIDIA can help miners build the most
efficient data centers while preserving GeForce RTX GPUs for gamers.