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nVIDIA announced the launch of CMP, Cryptocurrency Mining Processors


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Interesting.  nVidia announces that they are launching a line of GPU's with mining specific processors, along with programming gaming and workstation GPU's to be detrimental to mining. 

 

I wonder how fast this rolls out

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/nvidia-launches-cmp-cryptocurrency-mining-processor-may-alleviate-gaming-chip-shortages/ar-BB1dNQHa

 

 

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/02/18/geforce-cmp/

 

 

(sorry, don't know how to link articles with thumbnails and previews.  Feel free to edit)

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These solutions need to be incorporated into the hardware itself in future revisions and releases or folks will just hack around the driver restrictions for cryptocurrency mining.

 

Also, it's good they are offering specific cryptocurrency mining hardware, which might appeal more to those crowds.

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This ^^

 

Unpopular opinion incoming. 😀

 

One of the reasons why something like Ethereum was designed to be asic resistant was so that the distribution of eth would be very wide and not consolidated with just a few people holding all the coin.  This implementation appears to only target the Ethereum algorithm, so other coins could still be mined.  The real question is what NVIDIA does moving forward. 

 

Locking hardware functions behind a closed driver, and or bios, for market segmentation never benefits the consumer, and is only done to increase the bottom line for the company.  This is nothing new for NVIDIA, since they've been doing this to professional users with their Quadro GPUs and drivers for years.  Same silicon, but 10x worse performance for many professional applications without a Quadro and the secret sauce in the drivers.

 

What's next throttling all CUDA, OpenCL, and ML functions, so that exactly zero GPGPU can be done on RTX cards?

 

 

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54 minutes ago, BWG said:

Maybe they should concentrate on producing more units while it's hot. Just sayin.

 

That is what they are essentially doing with this.  It allows them make cards with less parts and probably with parts that would not qualify to be used in gaming, professional, or enterprise products however are more then good-enough for cryptocurrency mining. 

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