PALIT wants to help you mine
Manufacturer registers P106 mining cards with EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission).
According to the new EEC filing from Palit, the company is apparently planning to resurrect Pascal P106 mining cards, after nearly 3 years since they were first introduced. The P106 models actually appear alongside yet unreleased GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which has been submitted by Palit to EEC for the third time.
It is unclear which exact model Palit is bringing back, as there were two P106 models. The P106-90 is a cut-down GP106 GPU with 640 CUDA cores and 3GB G5 memory, while the higher-end P106-100 had 1280 CUDA cores and 6GB G5 memory. The EEC filing appears to list ‘1069’ which implies P106-090, but this card can no longer be used in Ethereum mining due to limited VRAM, the current ETH DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) file is 4.11 GB, but there are still alternative coins that have smaller DAGs.
Palit has submitted twelve models to EEC, but this in no way means that there are twelve cards coming. Palit tends to submit more models that eventually get released, simply because listed codes are often regional variants.
Palit P106 Mining cards, Source: EEC
The original P106/104 mining cards were based on 16nm Pascal architecture. Those cards lacked display connectors, which were unneeded for mining cards working in a cluster. They were often shipped in bulk without any stickers and fancy packaging, and above all, they were sold at a higher price with a shorter warranty period. Needless to say, mining forums are filled with questions from aspiring miners with P106 cards.
PALIT P106-100 6GB (NE5P106117J9-1061D) Mining Card, Source: VideoCardz
Recently NVIDIA announced that it will launch a new series called Cryptocurrency Mining Processors (CMP), which are based on Turing and Ampere architectures. The first CMP models are expected to launch later this month.
|NVIDIA Cryptocurrency Mining Cards|
|VideoCardz.com||Arch.||GPU||CUDA Cores||Memory||TDP||Current ETH Perf.|
|NVIDIA P106-090||16nm Pascal||GP106-90||768||3GB GDDR5||75W||0 MH/s *|
|NVIDIA P106-100||16nm Pascal||GP106-100||1280||6GB GDDR5||120W||~25 MH/s|
|NVIDIA P104-100||16nm Pascal||GP104-100||1920||4GB GDDR5X||150W||0 MH/s *|
|NVIDIA P102-100||16nm Pascal||GP102-100||3200||5GB GDDR5X||250W||~50 MH/s|
|NVIDIA CMP 30HX||12nm Turing||TU116-100||TBC||6GB GDDR6||125W||~26 MH/s|
|NVIDIA CMP 40HX||12nm Turing||TU106-100||TBC||6GB GDDR6||185W||~36 MH/s|
|NVIDIA CMP 50HX||12nm Turing||TU102-100||TBC||10GB GDDR5?||250W||~45 MH/s|
|NVIDIA CMP 90HX||8nm Ampere||GA102-100||TBC||10GB GDDR6?||320W||~86 MH/s|
* ETH requires at least 4.11 GB VRAM