MSI releases two CMP 30HX mining cards, and presents its CMP HX series product line

The Taiwanese company has just listed the MSI CMP 30HX Miner and MSI CMP 30HX Miner XS graphics cards on its website. New models of custom NVIDIA CMP graphics cards are on the way, in this case, it is MSI that presents its proposals.

MSI lists the CMP 30HX graphics cards with special designs for Ethereum mining

Due to the shortage and high demand for cryptocurrency mining, NVIDIA launched the CMP HX graphics cards. These graphics cards were optimized precisely for Ethereum mining by removing unnecessary elements like video outputs. As far as we know, the 30HX, 40HX, and 50HX models would be based on the Turing architecture and the 90HX on the Ampere architecture.

MSI has only listed two models of graphics cards based on the CMP 30HX on its website so far, although it’s possible that more will be listed in the coming days and weeks. Both models lack video output, as the CMP models lack video rendering.

MSI releases two CMP 30HX mining cards, and presents its CMP HX series product line

In terms of specs, both models are completely identical. Both graphics cards have 1408 CUDA cores and run at a base frequency of 1,530MHz, reaching 1,785MHz in boost mode. Both graphics cards feature 6GB of 192bit GDDR6, an 8-pin PCIe power connector, and a TDP of 125W. The 30HX GPU offers a hash rate of 26MH/s.

This is the MSI CMP 30HX Miner

The only difference between the two models is in the heatsink of each of these graphics cards. The 30HX Miner XS model would be the simplest and integrates the same heatsink as the RTX Ventus, which is characterized by a block of aluminum fins crossed by a single copper heat pipes with direct contact and reinforced by two single fans with double ball bearings.

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MSI releases two CMP 30HX mining cards, and presents its CMP HX series product line

A slightly better heatsink and slightly better fans are used for the 30HX Miner model. An aluminum fin block with two copper heat pipes with direct contact to the GPU was chosen. To improve the power dissipation, Torx 2.0 fans have been installed for better air distribution.

MSI has not yet announced pricing and availability for these graphics cards.

What is NVIDIA CMP?

NVIDIA Cryptocurrency Mining Processors or NVIDIA CMP graphics cards are graphics cards whose GPU has been optimized for mining. Video coding and other elements that are considered unnecessary for the task of mining are removed. These graphics cards respond to a time when mining is in high demand and to complaints from gaming enthusiasts that they are running out of graphics cards due to mining.

These graphics cards were basically designed for Ethereum mining, but in reality can be used for mining tasks in other cryptocurrencies such as GRIN, Verge, Ravencoin, and many others that are mined with graphics cards today (not suitable for Bitcoin mining).

As I said, the biggest feature is that they lack video encoding, or in other words, these graphics cards do not have video outputs like gaming graphics cards. Moreover, the frequencies and voltages have been lowered to maximize consumption. At the same time, this reduction in power consumption allows manufacturers launching custom models to opt for more efficient heat dissipation solutions.

Currently, NVIDIA has introduced the 30HX, 40HX, and 50HX models based on the Ampere architecture (RTX 20 series) and the 90HX model based on the Turing architecture (RTX 30 series).