Gigabyte has jumped on the mining cards hype train by releasing a Nvidia Pascal based card, the GV-NP104D5X-4G Mining Card.

The card itself is slightly different than a conventional graphics unit, in that it has no video outputs to speak off. The processing core is based on GP104 silicon, with 1920 CUDA cores (same as a GTX 1070) and 4GB of GDDR5X. This comes to specifications somewhere between a GTX 1070 and 1080. The cooler is a standard Windforce design, with 3 fans and a simple heatsink layout and requires a single 8 pin connector for power.


 GTX 1080GTX 1070 TiGigabyte
GTX 1070GTX 1060
GPU ArchitecturePascalPascalPascalPascalPascal
Process node16nm16nm16nm16nm16nm
SM Units4038303020
Cores per SM64646464
CUDA Core Count2560243219201920 1280
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 180W150W 120W
Power Connection1x 8-pin 1×8-pin1x 8-pin1×8-pin 6-pin
PCI Express PCIe 3.0 16xPCIe 3.0 16xPCIe 3.0
PCIe 3.0 16x PCIe 3.0 16x


As stated before, the card has no video outputs and in order to further save costs, Gigabyte has equipped only a PCI E X4 wiring to it. 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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