However, Hong Kong Customs has now seized 300 GPUs CMP 30HX from Nvidia. This is the least powerful model in this exclusive extraction line.
300 Nvidia CMP 30HX mining GPUs seized in Hong Kong
Recently, 300 units of the Nvidia CMP 30HX graphics card were seized at Hong Kong customs, created exclusively for cryptocurrency mining.
For now, the reason for the apprehension is not yet known. However, several regions in China have already banned cryptocurrency mining, such as Inner Mongolia. Therefore, the reason for the seizure of these plates may well pass for this prohibition.
And with the continuous increase in the value of digital currencies, especially from Ethereum, it is natural that there is an increasing interest and demand for equipment for extraction.
Through the images we can see about 100 of the models seized. GPUs have no video output and are cooled by two fans.
Nvidia created the CMP (Cryptocurrency Mining Processor) line as a way to discourage the purchase of GeForce RTX 30 cards for mining digital coins. This line is composed for now by the models 30HX, 40HX, 50HX and 90HX.
This CMP 30HX is the least powerful model in this line and, at bottom, it is similar to a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. It is based on the Turing TU116-090-A1 architecture and made in a 12nm manufacturing process. The video outputs have been removed since it is then a chip only dedicated to mining cryptocurrencies.
The card has 1,408 CUDA cores @ 1,785 MHz and 6 GB of VRAM GDDR6 @ 14 GHz memory. It comes with a 192-bit memory interface that offers a bandwidth of 336 GB / s. It also has a TDP of 125W and a performance hash rate for Ethereum mining of 26 MH / s.
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