Cryptocurrency mining is the worst epidemic in history, but Vietnamese shop owners are still building rigs based on NVIDIA’s RTX workstation graphics card.
Vietnam shop reuses hundreds of NVIDIA RTX A4000 workstation cards for cryptocurrency mining machines
Cryptocurrency mining isn’t as profitable as it used to be, as Ethereum’s Proof of Stakes are imminent, but there are other options and alternatives that miners are currently investing in, such as Raven and CHR. High-tech retailers, a very popular cryptocurrency mining market, are currently investing in NVIDIA RTX workstation graphics cards for mining purposes.
NCPC, one such shop, Relied on Sale of fully assembled crypto mining machines with up to 8 NVIDIAs RTX A4000 16GB graphics card.. Although these graphics cards are designed purely for workstation and content creation purposes, owners of these shops know that they can sell them to miners for greater profit. The shop owner states that one machine is equipped with up to eight cards and comes with a 36-month warranty. The hash power of the machine is estimated to be about 500 MH / s, which is said to be higher than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and cheaper.
The NVIDIA RTX A4000 comes with a blower-style single-fan design and is intended for long-term use, so it doesn’t have the high clock and power ratings of game variations. In this way, it provides lower power consumption and works cooler. Each graphics card consumes 120-125W of power and produces about 60-63 MH / s while operating at 60C.
The main supplier of these RTX A4000 units seems to be Gigabyte, and I’m not sure if NVIDIA or Gigabyte was aware of the graphics card used in such use cases. After all, no one can be expected to take action on such activities if purchased through a legitimate route. In that case, it can be used for whatever purpose the store owner or customer thinks.In some cases Specific retailers and shopkeepers I was selling a stolen graphics card at a scalping rate.
NVIDIA Ampere Workstation Graphics Card:
|Graphics card||NVIDIA RTX A2000||NVIDIA RTX A4000||NVIDIA RTX A4500||NVIDIA RTX A5000||NVIDIA RTX A5000||NVIDIA RTX A6000|
|GPU||Amp GA106 GPU||Amp GA104 GPU||Amp GA102 GPU||Amp GA102 GPU||Amp GA102 GPU||Amp GA102 GPU|
|GPU process||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm||Samsung 8nm|
|Die size||276 mm²||392.5 mm²||628 mm²||628 mm²||628 mm²||628 mm²|
|Boost clock||1200 MHz||1536 MHz||1635 MHz||1697 MHz||to be decided||1455 MHz|
|Single precision||8.0TFLOP||19.2TFLOP||23.7TFLOP||27.8TFLOP||to be decided||31.2TFLOP|
|VRAM||6/12 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||20 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6||24 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6|
|NVLINK VRAM||Not applicable||Not applicable||40 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6||48 GB GDDR6||96 GB GDDR6|
|Memory bus||192 bits||256 bits||320 bits||384 bits||384 bits||384 bits|
|Memory bandwidth||228GB / sec||448GB / sec||640GB / sec||768 GB / s||768 GB / s||768 GB / s|
|Release price||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||to be decided||$ 4650 US|
|release date||October. 2021||April 2021||Fourth quarter of 2021||April 2021||First quarter of 2022||December 2020|
News source: I_Leak_VN