NVIDIA CMP 170HX cryptomining GPU is available for $4435

Vyncent Chan
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NVIDIA CMP 170HX cryptomining GPU is available for $4435

NVIDIA announced the NVIDIA CMP lineup alongside the GeForce RTX 3060 which was the first of the Lite Hash Rate (LHR) graphics cards. While they have only announced up to the NVIDIA CMP 90HX, there is apparently an NVIDIA CMP 170HX, and it will cost a whopping $4435 (~RM18 405), according to a listing by a Vipera, a retailer in Dubai.

NVIDIA CMP 170HX: 164MH/s, 250W TDP



Interestingly, the NVIDIA CMP 170HX is based on the GA100 GPUs, so it definitely isn’t a GeForce RTX 30 series GPU that didn’t pass muster, but instead it is the ones that didn’t meet the specifications for the datacenter NVIDIA A100 GPU. The NVIDIA GA100 isn’t even manufactured on the same process node as the GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs, as it is made with TSMC’s 7nm process node.

The NVIDIA CMP 170HX’s GA100 die is a heavily cut-down version, with it only featuring 70 SMs, versus the full 108 SMs you get with the NVIDIA A100. But what’s more interesting is probably the fact that it packs 8GB HBM2e memory, fed via a wide 4096-bit memory interface. This allows for massive memory bandwidth at a significantly lower power consumption than GDDR6X, evident with the 250W TDP of the NVIDIA CMP 170HX, and its single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

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