Nvidia P102-100 Crypto Mining Cards Are Coming to the Market

9 Mar
2018

We got a tip that that Nvidia P102-100 GPUs are starting to hit the market and they are going to be interesting for miners similar to the P104-100 as they are offering a custom configuration for the memory and faster performance, unlike their desktop GeForce counterparts. We got information about an Inno3D P102-100 GPU and the specifications of the mining card as well as some preliminary performance results coming from the manufacturer, so if you are interested you can check out the specs and hashrates below. Unfortunately the initial photos of the Inno3D mining GPU show that there are no video output connectors (kind of expected for a mining GPU), but there is also no backplane for attaching the video card to a mining frame or a case easily and that is more of a problem (though they mention Standard PC Bracket as an accessory?). Gigabyte did that thing back when they released the first revision of their Nvidia P106-100 Mining GPU, but later on they have added a backplane in the next revisions.

Inno3D P102-100 Specifications:
– GPU: P102-100
– CUDA Cores: 3200
– Base Clock: 1582 MHz
– Memory Clock: 11 Gbps
– Physical Memory Size: 5 GB
– Memory Type: GDDR5X
– Memory Interface Width: 320-bit
– Memory Bandwidth: 400 GB/s
– Bus Support: PCIe Gen1 x4
– Card Size: 21.5 cm length, 12.5 cm height, dual slot
– Max TDP: 250 Watt
– Power Connectors: 2x 8-pin PCI-E

Inno3D P102-100 Hashrate:
– ETH: ~47 MHS
– ZEC: ~660 Sol/s
– XMR: ~879 H/s

The hashrates cited are from Inno3D directly and are for reference only, there is no mention if these are at stock frequency or after overclock or any user optimizations (could they be stock?). Judging from the number it seems that the new P102-100 GPUs are optimized and will be great for mining Ethash coins, but not that good for others compared to what you can get from a GTX 1080 Ti as a comparison. We do hope that soon we will be able to do a detailed review and have some firsthand performance numbers for the P102-100 mining GPUs, but for now it is only what we are getting from manufacturer specifications. Another very important thing is the pricing of these new GPUs, but unfortunately at the current market conditions we do not expect to find them that much cheaper than what a GTX 1080 Ti goes for.



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13 Responses to Nvidia P102-100 Crypto Mining Cards Are Coming to the Market

KingBennon

March 9th, 2018 at 23:25

Where do you buy these?
I could never get my hands on the other ones

SmartAdvice

March 10th, 2018 at 08:19

it costs not much cheaper of a regular GPU
it has 1 month of warranty
it doesn’t have second hand market (you cannot sell it later)

I told similar thing already, but Admin removed my message, makes you thinking.

Reg

March 10th, 2018 at 10:19

SmartAdvise – Maybe it was a mistake. Lets see if they remove your new comment.

admin

March 10th, 2018 at 15:11

We do note remove meaningful comments here. This is not a review of the card, just information about an upcoming product.

Most mining GPUs all have these things in common: higher price on the end-user market, significantly less warranty compared to gaming video cards, hardly any second-hand market as they are not full featured GPUs that can be used outside of mining.

papapoulos

March 10th, 2018 at 20:16

can they be used in SLI with a regular card ? or as a PhysX card ?

admin

March 10th, 2018 at 20:23

Most likely not, however can’t say for sure until we actually get our hands on a card to test.

Zerofool

March 10th, 2018 at 21:00

An interesting detail – the cooler used looks identical to the one on the Zotac 1080 Ti Mini. Both Zotac and Inno3D brands have the same parent company, so it’s not really that shocking.

And if mining dies, there’s hope for a second life (supposedly a more profitable one) for all these mining cards as distributed rendering workhorses if the vision of Jules Urbach for the Render Token (RNDR) comes to fruition…

John Doe

March 11th, 2018 at 02:59

Thank you for the write ups. My favorite site on the internet! Hopefully you can get some to test out. Where would you buy these things?

junkstory

March 11th, 2018 at 09:04

I got a quote. About $800 USD for one (not including shipping, tax and duty). p102-100 specs:

47-50MH/s
215W
5GB
$800USD
1 month warranty
little resale value

If you think carefully, this is so much worse than running two GTX 1060 6GB, each one having the specs:
24MH/s
90W
6GB (can support larger DAG size down the road)
$420USD at retail stores
3 year warranty
somewhat resale value for entry gamers

junkstory

March 11th, 2018 at 09:09

Also, the dual GTX 1060 6GB will have better cooling due to the heat spread over two cards, whereas the p102-100 will have all that 215W of heat condensed in one card. The p102 only makes sense if you have absolutely no room to spare, in which case you should probably spend the money on real estate instead.

QuintLeo

March 13th, 2018 at 21:15

Unless it’s less than a regular 1080 ti, waste of time for ZEC mining – standard 1080 cards routinely achieve over 700 sol/s at 200 watts.
I’d have to SEE that claimed ETH hashrate to believe it – or see it in a review from a TRUSTED source.

There is no reason they couldn’t be used in “bridgeless” type SLI setups or as a PhysX card, and should work well as a second GPU in game titles that support DirectX 12 multi-GPU like Ashes of the Singularity.

I suspect the cooler *IS* the same as the Zotac, since Zotac has also announced a version of this card.

CryptoYeti

March 24th, 2018 at 06:48

The hashrate isn’t bad but the $800 price, if correct, would make this a non-starter for all the other reasons pointed out above.

The one month warranty is also a joke, I can see maybe 90 days since it is for mining, but one month is hardly enough time to assemble the components, build the rig and test everything properly.

The resale value and lack of video output don’t really mean a lot to serious miners, so those are no necessarily negatives.

Willy-B

March 26th, 2018 at 09:19

My 1070 g1 for 500 a piece gives me 30 mhs on eth and 500 sols on zcash. I’ll pass till the price is lower, a lot lower..

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