Not long after they were leaked, ASUS has officially announced two graphics cards that are specially made for cryptocurrency mining late last month. They come in the form of the AMD Polaris-based Mining RX 470 as well as the Mining P106 which utilizes NVIDIA’s Pascal GPU.
Equipped with 4GB GDDR5 RAM that runs at 7000 MHz, the Mining RX 470’s clock speed ranges from 926 MHz to 1206 MHz. The Mining P106 on another hand features 6GB GDDR5 RAM with memory clock speed of 8008 MHz while its GPU runs at a clock speed of between 1506 MHz and 1708 MHz.
In terms of exterior design, they are identical to ASUS Expedition Series cards. In fact, both mining-oriented cards are equipped with the same features from Expedition Series including a pair of ball bearing fans that are designed to conform to the IP5X dust resistance standard.
One sure way to differentiate ASUS Expedition and Mining cards is by looking at their display output. Specifically, the Mining P106 doesn’t come with any graphics output while the Mining RX 470 is only equipped with DVI-D port. As a comparison, the Expedition cards would also include HDMI and DisplayPort.
While these cards might sound rather interesting to coin-miners out there, we have reached out to our friends at ASUS and they have confirmed that neither of these cards will be released in Malaysia. Hence, they have to settle for existing gaming-oriented graphics cards in order to meet their mining needs.