A scorching new rumor is teasing that NVIDIA may use its flagship Ampere A100 GPU for what can be the greatest crypto mining GPU ever made… with a loopy quantity of hash price mining energy.
NVIDIA has made a few iterations of its A100 GPU with the A100 made in SXM type issue, after which the corporate launched a PCIe-based model of the cardboard that was passively cooled. Talking of the NVIDIA A100 PCIe accelerator, that card will set you again $10,000 — so these new Ampere A100-based crypto mining playing cards can be hella costly, however man they’d be mining monsters.
The NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPU is an unimaginable GPU feat, with 19.5 TFLOPs of single-precision compute energy, and an insane 40GB of HBM2 reminiscence with 1.6TB/sec of reminiscence bandwidth. That reminiscence bandwidth is the important thing to mining energy, and also you would not even want 40GB of it… it may be reduce right down to a single 8GB HBM2 stack.
If the 40GB model prices $10,000 then a crypto-focused A100 GPU within the CMX HX household of crypto mining GPUs ought to price radically much less.