MSI announced the company’s Nvidia CMP 50HX Miner graphics card, which caters to the needs of Ethereum miners. CMP 50HX is part of Nvidia Cryptocurrency mining processor The (CMP) lineup aims to put more GeForce products into the hands of gamers by providing dedicated mining graphics cards for miners.
CMP 50HX Miner runs 3,584 CUDA cores and 10GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory on a 320-bit memory interface. The graphics card works perfectly with the PCIe 1.0 x 4 interface.We suspect that Nvidia is Recycling Turing molds for CMP mining The graphics card, although the chip manufacturer has never confirmed our suspicions.If we have to make educated guesses, the CMP 50HX may use a simplified version of the TU102 chip, which powers popular Turing models, such as GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
CMP 50HX Miner is equipped with 1,350 MHz base clock and 1,545 MHz boost clock. In terms of performance, we already know that CMP 50HX provides an Ethereum hash rate of up to 45 MH/s. MSI confirmed this data, emphasizing that the hash rate quoted is suitable for the DAG algorithm, and that Epoch 394 cools well at room temperature.
CMP 50HX Miner uses MSI’s dual slot Aero cooler with dimensions of 268 x 114 x 36 mm. This is a typical blower design in which a single cooling fan sucks in cold air from the outside and expels hot air through the I/O panel. The cooling fan itself uses double ball bearings, which are more durable and quieter than ordinary bearings. In cryptocurrency mining operations, silence is not important.
The CMP 50HX Miner even has a backplane to provide additional rigidity to the PCB. MSI claimed that the graphics card used a custom PCB, but did not share other information about the matter.
The CMP 50HX Miner has a power consumption of 225W and requires two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. As a product for mining cryptocurrency, the CMP 50HX miner lacks display output. Instead, MSI leaves a large opening for hot air to leave the card.
As there is no official announcement, the pricing and availability of MSI’s Nvidia CMP 50HX Miner are currently unknown.