The green group is reputed to be repurposing its absolute first Ampere GPU, the A100, for cryptographic money mining.
The current cryptographic money gossip de jour has Nvidia possibly pulling the GA100 GPU from its most costly Ampere illustrations card, the Nvidia A100, and dropping it into an enormous CMP card designed explicitly for digital money mining. That would seemingly convey the most remarkable mining GPU the world has at any point known, and presumably the most costly as well.
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The gleaming AI-centered A100 is a $10,000 illustrations card and was the main Ampere GPU to come around. However, when you value a designs card at that level you’re definitely going to be limiting its capability to contact the most stretched out conceivable crowd and ostensibly a ton of those GPUs that would have been purchased by colleges and exploration organizations as of now have been.
All in all, what’s a multi-billion dollar organization to do with a lot of costly GPUs that it can’t move, or possibly move at the present time? Indeed, when its GeForce RTX 3090 cards are going for double their asking value you could likely pardon Nvidia for intuition it could make a mint off its more costly chips given the apparently unquenchable interest for GPUs.
This reputed new card will apparently be known as the Nvidia CMP 220HX, and retail for a regal $3,000. In spite of the fact that the probability is it will change hands for extensively more as excavators battle for the advantage of claiming a 250W card that is purportedly fit for nailing 210 MH/s.
The entirety of this must be treated as gossip at the present time, with a couple of ever-broken Twitter accounts (through WCCFTech), visiting among themselves concerning the expected specs of such a card. It was first estimated by kopite7kimi, with I_Leak_VN at that point reacting for certain expected subtleties.
So for what reason would the GA100 GPU have the option to offer such a great deal higher Ethereum hash rates than the GA102 chip inside the RTX 3090, which itself can convey 120 MH/s? The actual calculation flourishes with memory transfer speed and the silicon Nvidia dispatched with the A100 card contained five piles of high transmission capacity memory (HBM) just as ten 512-cycle memory regulators (whitepaper PDF cautioning).
HBM is the thing that permits the Radeon VII to be AMD’s crypto legend at the present time, in spite of the way that it was one of the most exceedingly terrible illustrations card bargains for gamers at dispatch.
That is likely the most compelling motivation behind the higher hash rate, instead of the genuine center arrangement itself. By all accounts, as a GPU you’re getting less CUDA centers with the A100 versus the RTX 3090. There are 6,912 CUDA centers in the A100’s rendition of the GA100 GPU (the full center has 8,192) and there are 10,496 CUDA centers inside the GA102 in the top GeForce card.
However, the GeForce variant of Ampere is equipped towards gaming, thus that center tally considers both the straight FP32 units and the common FP32/INT32 units. On the off chance that an activity simply needs skimming point computations, it can utilize every one of the 128 units in each GeForce Ampere SM, yet assuming it needs to run number counts, it can just approach 64 INT32 units in every SM.
Ethereum isn’t actually so wasted time with gliding point figurings, so successful multiplying of center checks makes no difference to digital currency mining as it’s more into whole number activities. Furthermore, on the off chance that you mull over that the RTX 3090 just has 5,248 INT32 units while the A100’s GPU houses 6,912 INT32 units.
Those extra 1,664 INT32 units, and the possible 1,555 GB/s of memory data transmission, will make any GA100-controlled CMP card a flat out mining beast. Despite the fact that all things considered, Nvidia is probably not going to pack a similar 40GB of HBM2 onto the card, however it’s actually going to accompany a colossal measure of data transfer capacity to approach if that is chopped down to 20GB, or even 10GB of HBM2.
Anyway, what effect will this have on the GPU market? Is this going to mean there’s more possibility of gamers really having the option to get themselves a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti when that gets delivered, while the excavators center around these CMP 220HX cards? Apparently no. Diggers actually love themselves some resale worth, and it’s additionally impossible that Nvidia could make enough of either to fulfill the consolidated requests of gamers and excavators.
The final product, at that point, is likely simply one more lift to Nvidia’s main concern. Keen play, if there’s a lot of A100 chips going extra, Jen-Hsun.