Nvidia quotes on their website, “We are gamers, through and through. We obsess about new gaming features, new architectures, new games and tech. We designed GeForce GPUs for gamers, and gamers are clamoring for more.” After halving the mining hash rate for the 3060, Nvidia is announced “CMP HX” cards, built for mining. “For instance, CMP lacks display outputs, enabling improved airflow while mining so they can be more densely packed. CMPs also have a lower peak core voltage and frequency, which improves mining power efficiency.” However, their stats don’t exactly match up.
The entry-level mining card mines at 26 MH/s vs the 3060’s mining hashrate 45 MH/s before being halved, to 22 MH/s. This would put the 30HX’s performance behind the previous 3060, which retailed at just $329. Even the 40HX and the 50HX barely keep up to the 3060’s previous performance. While Nvidia hasn’t released a price for these cards, it’s very unlikely that they’ll be under the 3060 retail price of $329.
Nvidia claims to be solving gamers and miners problems with these cars, however, with just the hash rate it’s unclear to see how. However, Nvidia may optimize the cards past just the hash rate, especially since the power wattage is considerably high compared to the reasonably low hashrate. As of now, the 3060ti and 3070 continue to be the best choice for mining profits and payback period.