Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

Dedicated mining graphics cards are not new, delivering shorter warranties, and a diminished feature set when compared to their gaming-oriented equivalent. The benefit of these cards is their lower pricing, as well as potential power savings due to the lack of several unnecessary components, which is ideal for cryptocurrency miners where profit is key. 

Gigabyte has now revealed their GV-NP104D5X-4G graphics card, delivering some unique specifications derived from Nvidia’s GP104 silicon. What Gigabyte is offering here is a graphics processor with the same CUDA core count as a GTX 1070 with GDDR5X memory, delivering specifications that are somewhere between a GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. The GPU itself only comes with 4GB of VRAM, which will help to make the card more affordable and will feature 4x PCIe 3.0 wiring, which is much less than the 16 lanes that gaming oriented graphics cards utilise. 

Aside from these the direct downgrades in VRAM capacity and PCIe bandwidth, this graphics card also comes with no display outputs, making this card useless for anything outside of compute. The card comes with a single 8-pin PCIe connection for power and uses a simple aluminium heat stack with a triple fan cooler design. 

 
  GTX 1080 GTX 1070 Ti Gigabyte
P104-100 
GTX 1070 GTX 1060
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
Process node 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm
SM Units 40 38 30 30 20
Cores per SM 64 64 64 64
CUDA Core Count 2560 2432 1920 1920  1280
VRAM Type GDDR5X  GDDR5 GDDR5X GDDR5  GDDR5
VRAM Cappacity 8GB  8GB 4GB 8GB  6GB
Memory Bus Size 256-bit  256-bit 256-bit 256-bit  192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s  256 GB/s 320GB/s 256 GB/s  192 GB/s
Base clock speed 1607MHz  1607MHz 1607MHz 1506MHz  1506MHz
Boost clock speed 1733MHz  1683Mhz 1733MHz 1683MHz  1708MHz
TDP 180W  180W 150W  120W
Power Connection 1x 8-pin  1×8-pin 1x 8-pin 1×8-pin  6-pin
PCI Express  PCIe 3.0 16x PCIe 3.0 16x PCIe 3.0
4x
PCIe 3.0 16x  PCIe 3.0 16x

   

  

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

 

Gigabyte will be backing up this graphics processor with a three-month warranty and come with a price tag that is expected to be much cheaper than standard GTX 1070/1080 graphics cards.   

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte’s P104-100 mining GPU on the OC3D Forums. 

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

Dedicated mining graphics cards are not new, delivering shorter warranties, and a diminished feature set when compared to their gaming-oriented equivalent. The benefit of these cards is their lower pricing, as well as potential power savings due to the lack of several unnecessary components, which is ideal for cryptocurrency miners where profit is key. 

Gigabyte has now revealed their GV-NP104D5X-4G graphics card, delivering some unique specifications derived from Nvidia’s GP104 silicon. What Gigabyte is offering here is a graphics processor with the same CUDA core count as a GTX 1070 with GDDR5X memory, delivering specifications that are somewhere between a GTX 1070 and GTX 1080. The GPU itself only comes with 4GB of VRAM, which will help to make the card more affordable and will feature 4x PCIe 3.0 wiring, which is much less than the 16 lanes that gaming oriented graphics cards utilise. 

Aside from these the direct downgrades in VRAM capacity and PCIe bandwidth, this graphics card also comes with no display outputs, making this card useless for anything outside of compute. The card comes with a single 8-pin PCIe connection for power and uses a simple aluminium heat stack with a triple fan cooler design. 

 
  GTX 1080 GTX 1070 Ti Gigabyte
P104-100 
GTX 1070 GTX 1060
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal Pascal
Process node 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm 16nm
SM Units 40 38 30 30 20
Cores per SM 64 64 64 64
CUDA Core Count 2560 2432 1920 1920  1280
VRAM Type GDDR5X  GDDR5 GDDR5X GDDR5  GDDR5
VRAM Cappacity 8GB  8GB 4GB 8GB  6GB
Memory Bus Size 256-bit  256-bit 256-bit 256-bit  192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 320 GB/s  256 GB/s 320GB/s 256 GB/s  192 GB/s
Base clock speed 1607MHz  1607MHz 1607MHz 1506MHz  1506MHz
Boost clock speed 1733MHz  1683Mhz 1733MHz 1683MHz  1708MHz
TDP 180W  180W 150W  120W
Power Connection 1x 8-pin  1×8-pin 1x 8-pin 1×8-pin  6-pin
PCI Express  PCIe 3.0 16x PCIe 3.0 16x PCIe 3.0
4x
PCIe 3.0 16x  PCIe 3.0 16x

   

  

Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

 

Gigabyte will be backing up this graphics processor with a three-month warranty and come with a price tag that is expected to be much cheaper than standard GTX 1070/1080 graphics cards.   

You can join the discussion on Gigabyte’s P104-100 mining GPU on the OC3D Forums.