MSI may release Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti for mining only
Hardware maker MSI appears to be gearing up to release new RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining, which could possibly help remedy the shortage of new Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics cards.
The card part number, first tagged by Twitter user harukaze5719, appeared in the EEC database this week as RTX 3060 Ti Miner 8G and RTX 3060 Ti Miner 8G OC.
It is not known what changes were made to the characteristics of the latest video cards, if any, but according to Wccftech, the video cards will be based on GA104-200-A1 graphics chips equipped with 4864 CUDA cores, 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a speed of 14 Gb / s at 256- bit bus.
What makes the 3060 Ti “miner” graphics cards such features is not clear, but given that crypto miners are a utilitarian group, MSI and other manufacturers will probably need more than just a different name on the same graphics card if they want to. so that miners stop devouring all existing RTX 3060 Ti in pursuit of wealth.
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While it is not the most “lucrative” graphics card for mining cryptocurrency (the RTX 3090 is still the best option for this purpose), the much more affordable RTX 3060 Ti is among the top 10 graphics cards for this purpose, which makes the card a great option for miners. who want to capitalize on the recent surge in Bitcoin and Ethereum prices.
And while the price of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies can fluctuate a lot, we have seen an ambiguous jump in price lately, making mining cryptocurrencies with powerful GPUs a much more profitable venture.
This is bad news for gamers looking to get one of the newer graphics cards. The PC enthusiast and gamer community has been chasing limited supplies for a long time. Add to that the army of ruthless digital scalpers that smell the gold rush, and getting mid-range ray tracing in 2021 becomes much more difficult.