Nvidia’s Ampere Cryptomining Monster GPU Goes on Sale for $4,300


As spotted by hardware sleuth Komachi_Ensaka, Nvidia’s flagship CMP 170HX cryptocurrency mining GPU has gone up for purchase overseas. Vipera, a retailer in Dubai, reportedly has up 238 units in stock and is selling the CMP 170HX for a whopping $4,300.

Nvidia had launched the Cryptocurrency Mining Processor (CMP) lineup in an attempt to divert cryptocurrency miners’ attention away from its Ampere-based GeForce graphics cards. We later learned that Nvidia was repurposing Turing silicon for these CMP GPUs. The CMP 170HX, on the other hand, leverages the GA100 silicon, the same brobdingnagian die that powers the expensive A100 data center GPU. Once again, it’s just Nvidia’s smart way of recycling defective GA100 dies into something lucrative.


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