Nvidia's most powerful mining chip, the CMP 170HX, is now available to retail buyers, Tom's Hardware has reported.
According to the publication, the sales of the GPU have begun at the Dubai online store Vipera, where a batch of 230 devices are available.
At the heart of the CMP 170HX is the GA100 GPU based on the Ampere architecture, equipped with 4,480 CUDA cores and 8 GB of HBM2e memory with a 4,096-bit memory interface. The device provides up to 164 MH/s performance when mining Ethereum.
The mining processor comes with a locked vBIOS, so it does not allow overclocking or other software modifications. The device cannot be used as a regular graphics card either, as it lacks a screen connection.
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The power consumption of the CMP 170HX amounts to 250W, below the flagship GeForce RTX 3090.
The card is priced at $4,300. Prior to the start of sales, the device could only be purchased through auction for over $5,200.
To meet the demand for GPUs from miners, Nvidia has launched a line of five CMP (Cryptocurrency Mining Processor) chips. The performance of the youngest model in the series in Ethereum mining is 26 MH/s.