NVIDIA To Combat Stock Issues By Releasing Mining-focused GPUs
When it comes to getting the latest graphics cards in the market, NVIDIA knows this is an issue for consumers, especially gamers. Usually when they they are available, there would be the issue of scalpers as well as miners who make it hard for the average person to buy them. Well NVIDIA aims to combat this by reducing the performance of their GeForce-branded hardware.
NVIDIA to release crypto mining-focused GPUs
The company is set to launch their RTX 3060 soon, specifically on the 25th of February and they’ve announced that they will push out drivers for them (the GPUs) that halve its performance at mining Ethereum. In case you are wondering on how exactly does it work, it is done with it identifying hashing algorithms used when mining the cryptocurrency and thus reduce the card’s performance.
NVIDIA has said that they will look to release a new lineup of graphics cards, which are specifically catered for mining. What’s the difference between them and normal cards? Well they won’t have any video outputs, packing lower peak core voltages and frequencies, as well as improved airflow to get the best performance for mining, or so they say.
It appears that there will be four cards that they plan to release (for mining), which includes the 30HX, 40HX, 50HX, and 90HX. The former two is scheduled to be released in Q1 while the rest is planned for a Q2 release. At the time of writing, the pricing for these cards are yet to be announced.
For more on the latest tech and gaming news plus reviews, stay tuned to Pokde.net.
Pokdepinion: To be honest, I’m really not sure if all those miners would opt for these new cards. I still think it depends on the stock that they’ll have in the market. Regardless, let’s just hope that these cards will keep them at bay and give the normal consumers a chance at the latest cards.