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Nvidia's Turing GPU may be a dedicated cryptocurrency mining card

Will Ampere be for gaming and Turing be for mining?

Nvidia's Turing GPU may be a dedicated cryptocurrency mining card

Nvidia's Turing GPU may be a dedicated cryptocurrency mining card

There have been a lot of rumours coming from the Nvidia camp in recent months. First that Volta won't be receiving a consumer release outside of the Titan V, second that Nvidia would soon be releasing new "Ampere" series GPUs and now that the company has plans to release "Turing" series GPUs next month. 

Some now believe that all of the above rumours are true, with some suggesting that Turing is not the gaming graphics chip that some expect, but a dedicated cryptocurrency mining card. This hypothesis leaves the option open for Ampere to be Nvidia's next consumer-grade GPU, with Volta remaining an enterprise-grade offering (and as the semi-consumer Titan V). 

This theory does make some logical sense given Alan Turing's fame as a cryptographer, creating a machine that could uncover the settings of the German's infamous Enigma machine during World War II during his time at the UK's Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. It is also likely that Turing could also be a reference to an AI capable chip, given Turing's association with artificial intelligence. 

  

Nvidia's Turing GPU may be a dedicated cryptocurrency mining card  

Recent rumours suggest that Nvidia has plans to announce a new graphics card next month with a retail date of April 12th, making an announcement at GDC or their own GTC event ideal for the company. 

At the moment Nvidia's future remains shrouded in mystery, though it seems likely that gamers can expect to see new gaming GPUs in the near future. 

You can join the discussion on rumours that Nvidia's "Turing" chips are dedicated mining units on the OC3D Forums.  

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15-02-2018, 04:54:57

Dicehunter
If Nvidia can sell these at a fairly middle of the road price and have their GeForce GPU's priced higher, This may put potential Crypto miners off buying GeForce if the cheaper Turing cards can do a better job of mining, Hopefully.Quote

15-02-2018, 06:14:30

TheF34RChannel
The original source (it was the author's thought) is wccftech.com, so add salt it's why I didn't post it tbh.Quote

15-02-2018, 06:27:37

Avet
I don't blame miners for GPU prices, or shortage. People are investing in business, and retailers are milking the situation. Problem also lies on manufacturers. They didn't deliver, and i have the suspicion that mining craze was discreetly pushed buy red and green team.

If nvidia is splitting mining from gaming cards, and i mean on architecture level, we could see market stabilization regarding GPU prices, and availability.Quote

15-02-2018, 09:02:52

Piskeante
who is buying the most part of the GPU's nowadays?? Cryptominers. why would you think that they would sell gpus for miners cheaper than for gamers with more demand??
That doesn't make sense at all. gpus for cryptomining will be sold far more expensive than gaming (but in return they will offer more performance).Quote

15-02-2018, 10:44:59

Avet
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Originally Posted by Piskeante View Post
who is buying the most part of the GPU's nowadays?? Cryptominers. why would you think that they would sell gpus for miners cheaper than for gamers with more demand??
That doesn't make sense at all. gpus for cryptomining will be sold far more expensive than gaming (but in return they will offer more performance).
Price is not the determining factor. Mining GPUs will have much bigger hash rates than gaming ones, and they will be probably more power effective. No matter will they be more, or less money than gaming GPUs if they offer better hash/watt/price than gaming ones there will not be a conflict between target audiences.Quote
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