The Eurasian Economic Commission for Europe (ECC) database shows that MSI already has a couple of custom graphics cards for the mining market. Specifically, they are two GeForce RTX 3060 Ti that arrives with the name of MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MINER 8G and MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Miner 8G OC, where the name itself makes more than clear the purpose of this product, which would not have video outputs to be expressly purchased by the crypto miners.
MSI now has a pair of GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics focused on crypto mining
In the past, with the Bitcoin fashion, and with cryptocurrencies like the Ethereum dragged by the bubble, numerous manufacturers announced the launch of GPUs for mining. Although at the moment of truth they are not as popular as gaming models, and that is because once you want to dismantle a farm these GPUs can only be bought by other miners and not gamers, which greatly limits the possibilities of its sale as a second-hand product.
For the manufacturers, they are simply allowed to launch products with much lower manufacturing costs compared to the gaming market, since they don’t require such advanced cooling systems, “0 dBa” technology at low load, RGB lighting, and even the product warranty has important limitations, and as if that weren’t enough, they charge them at gaming model prices, so the assemblers see a good option to get into this market now that all the crypts are experiencing very high prices.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, with a Power Limit of 120W, can offer a hash rate of mining between 50-60 MH/s, so they offer a good balance between cost/production, which makes them a better option compared to more expensive models like the GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090, so this model will be very popular in the mining market.