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 1080 GTX 1070 Ti Gigabyte
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 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
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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