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Gigabyte releases a P104-100 4GB Mining Processor

A hybrid GTX 1070/1080 mining GPU - Useless for gaming

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 1080GTX 1070 TiGigabyte
P104-100 
GTX 1070GTX 1060
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
SM Units4038303020
Cores per SM6464-6464
CUDA Core Count2560243219201920 1280
VRAM TypeGDDR5X GDDR5GDDR5XGDDR5 GDDR5
VRAM Cappacity8GB 8GB4GB8GB 6GB
Memory Bus Size256-bit 256-bit256-bit256-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth320 GB/s 256 GB/s320GB/s256 GB/s 192 GB/s
Base clock speed1607MHz 1607MHz1607MHz1506MHz 1506MHz
Boost clock speed1733MHz 1683Mhz1733MHz1683MHz 1708MHz
TDP180W 180W-150W 120W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1x8-pin1x 8-pin1x8-pin 6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0 16xPCIe 3.0 16xPCIe 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.   

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