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|
|Cores per SM||64||64||–||64||64|
|CUDA Core Count||2560||2432||1920||1920||1280|
|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|
|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.