NVIDIA CMP 30HX images leak, giving first look at the crypto mining GPU

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Images of NVIDIA's upcoming crypto mining processor have appeared online for the first time.

The NVIDIA CMP 30HX is the cheapest and least powerful of the CMP processors. It is set to launch sometime in Q1, which ends this month.

Following its announcement, Videocardz has now shared the first images of the CMP 30HX. These images confirm that the crypto mining processors do not support video output, with the connectors removed from the cards.

Here's what we know about the NVIDIA CMP.

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CMP 30HX appearance

Images of the Gigabyte CMP 30HX released by Videocardz allegedly show off the processor's appearance ahead of its release this month.

As expected, the CMP does not bear a resemblance to the latest line of RTX 30 Series GPUs. Instead, it appears to be based on the TU116 board, found in the GTX 1660 Ti - which features similar specs to the CMP 30HX.

While the GTX 1660 Ti isn't exactly the most powerful GPU, the dual-fans and lack of display output should ensure the CMP runs efficiently for Ethereum mining.

You can see the images from here, or check them out below:

NVIDIA CMP 30HX front
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Source: Videocardz
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NVIDIA CMP 30HX
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NVIDIA CMP 30HX side
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NVIDIA CMP explained

In a bid to deter crypto miners from buying up its line of gaming GPU's, NVIDIA announced it was releasing a bespoke crypto mining processor- the CMP.

The NVIDIA CMP comes in four variants: 30HX, 40HX, 50HX and 90HX. Both the 30HX and 40HX are slated to release in Q1, with the 50HX and 90HX expected in Q2.

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Source: NVIDIA

NVIDIA's release of the CMP comes as it also implemented hash rate limits on its GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. This move was intended to push crypto miners away from the RTX 3060 and, hopefully, towards the CMP. AMD is also rumoured to be launching its own crypto mining processor.

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