A new rumor has just started to spread in the industry, a rumor we heard from few sources.
AMD & NVIDIA to release graphics cards for ‘Bitcoin’ mining
AMD and NVIDIA are both facing problems with the stock of their power efficient and cost effective graphics cards due to the popularity of cryptocurrency mining. In order to satisfy the demand for such solutions and prevent shortages of gaming cards for normal customers both AMD and NVIDIA are planning to announce special editions of their popular graphics cards designed specifically for cryptocurrency mining.
NVIDIA is said to launch GeForce GTX 1060 with GP106-100 GPU, a custom edition for mining. This card would lack display connectors and most likely it would not support any gaming at all. According to our sources, these cards, unlike normal editions, would only have 90 days warranty. The good news is that these cards will be cheaper than the same models for gamers. These cards will be sold by add-in-board partners.
AMD is also planning Polaris based model for mining, except the details are yet unknown.