The cards that Nvidia will develop exclusively for miners have begun to reach their first owners, even if they are delayed. However, restrictions on mining have begun to be imposed in some regions.
The mining-focused cards, announced by the GPU giant as a solution to the graphics card stock shortage, started to set out for cryptocurrency farms.
The CMP HX series cards, which Nvidia initially targeted for the first quarter of the year, began shipping, albeit with a delay. However, bans on cryptocurrency mining farms have been put into effect in China.
Cheap electricity miners gathered together
China, which is estimated to have consumed 65% of the electricity required for mining in the world, used to be one of the regions where miners preferred to set up a farm due to its cheap electricity. After the ban imposed by the administration, the miners who spread to the surrounding countries are apparently still trying to continue digging in China.
The 300 Nvidia CMP 30HX graphics cards captured by the Hong Kong administration during the customs process are an indication of this. The cards whose images are shared use the same GPU as the GTX 1660 Super, while the TU116 uses 1408 CUDA cores.
While models with 6 GB GDDR6 memory cannot be output, they will not be able to be flashed and converted to any player card later.
Although the game was played by taking images from the GTX 1060-based miner cards produced on the motherboard in the last period of the previous miner crisis, Nvidia quickly blocked this path.