Nvidia might be creating a new CMP HX card (220HX) based on its A100 accelerator, which is based on the GA100 silicon. And according to leaks by kopite7kimi and I_Leak_VN this new cryptocurrency powerhouse will be a “mining monster” and have a whopping hash rate up to 210 MH/s.
As, this Ampere graphics card will launch under Nvidia’s Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) series, so it won’t have something like any anti-mining hash rate software. Leaker kopite7kimi on Twitter, who has a solid track record with Ampere leaks, first broke the news that Nvidia is planning to convert its A100’s into a “mining monster”.
And after that, another leaker I_Leak_VN on Twitter claimed that the A100 will debut as the “CMP 220HX, with a whopping hash rate up to 210 MH/s.”
For comparison, Nvidia’s current fastest CMP card is the 90HX, with an Ethereum hash rate of 86 MH/s, while its RTX 3090 has a hash rate of 115-120 MH/s. The 220HX is expected to deliver twice the hash rate of a GeForce RTX 3090. Now you’ll be thinking that how is A100 going to deliver twice the hash rate of RTX 3090 and why Nvidia is offering it.
So know that the RTX 3090 uses “the GA102 GPU and has a 24GB of GDDR6X memory with a combined bandwidth of 936.2 GB/s.” While “the PCIe 4.0 version of the Ampere A100 uses 40GB of HBM2e memory, which operates at 2.4 Gbps across a 5,120-bit memory interface and boasts bandwidth up to 1.6TB/s.” And features a dual-slot design and passive cooling, so any heat issues won’t be there for miners. It also has a TDP of 250W, which is lower than the RTX 3090 i.e. 350W, helping to keep your electricity bill under control.
Nvidia’s CMP HX series’ pricing is still a mystery, but according to I_Leak_VN, the price of 220HX could be around $3,000 range.