Nvidia Said We Couldn't Game On This Crypto Mining Card...

  • Published: 14 January 2019
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  • Nexu Jin
    Nexu Jin  18 hours back

    Linus Tech Tips slowing turning into Anthory Tech Tips. But good stuff anyway guys!

    • Peter Petrakis
      Peter Petrakis  19 hours back

      I bet that will work as a VFIO graphics device in Linux. Then you can do cheap high end gaming in a VM.

      • psyber84
        psyber84  1 days back

        Anthony is the man!

        • jrgp2040
          jrgp2040  2 days back

          Try it on a Nvidia Tesla!

          • Chronicles of Bap
            Chronicles of Bap  3 days back

            Anthony is a legend

            • nauroticdax
              nauroticdax  4 days back

              the real qustion (for me atleast) is; if you soldered the I/O back onto the board would the outputs function?

              • ExtraMerc
                ExtraMerc  4 days back

                this is "novideo" on a new level

                • aceline9087
                  aceline9087  4 days back

                  Yeah but will it SLI?

                  • Ambrose Killpack
                    Ambrose Killpack  4 days back

                    Linus, why haven't you switched to a 60 hertz camera yet?

                    • Nexis Games
                      Nexis Games  4 days back

                      You guys didn't mention that Steam will not accept modified drivers so this setup wouldn't be beneficial for mainstream gaming.

                      • Nexis Games
                        Nexis Games  2 days back

                        @Emas Akanan That would make sense if they weren't testing performance using a mainstream game...

                      • Emas Akanan
                        Emas Akanan  2 days back

                        P106 is cheap gpu
                        If you're doing a mainstream gaming, please use mainstream gpu

                    • J H
                      J H  4 days back

                      fps matches the 1060 but the real important question is, are the frame times affected with this method?

                      • galXie ranger
                        galXie ranger  5 days back

                        This would be a great thing for someone with a SFF build, if the GPU manufacturers actually used this method. They could make a unit with no video outputs, so in theory, it could be smaller - say small enough to fit into a single-slot low-profile expansion slot. And then by sending the video via the onboard video outs, you could possibly end up with something powerful in a super small mini-itx case. I'm thinking something by In-Win, such as the BP-655, though power supplies might be the sticking point.

                        • TMG Studios
                          TMG Studios  5 days back

                          Why not flash the bios to make a pc think it's a 1060 6gig by gigabyte

                          • TMG Studios
                            TMG Studios  3 days back

                            Yeah I found a tutorial on how to flash RTX bios to GTX cards all you would need to do is swap RTX with the mining cards equivalent bios
                            here's the link

                        • Chaos Clareon
                          Chaos Clareon  5 days back

                          I'm not sure why they keep driving home the "DONT DO THIS AT HOME" shpeal. Its really not hard to install unsigned drivers, assuming you know EXACTLY what you're installing.

                          When I installed drivers on my laptop, I was using an Intel core i5-4200u with Intel HD 4400 graphics (pretty sure that's what it was). Anyways, I found unsigned drivers meant to boost gaming performance. After doing all of what Linus and Anthony just did, the driver installed and I went from getting 40fps in World of Tanks to a solid 60fps. Huge leap in performance and was amazing. But that specific driver was VERY specific. So of course it took me probably 2 days of searching obscure forums to find the link to a random webpage that had the link.

                          For stuff like this and Intel HD graphics, this is worth it to do.

                          • bmxer1997isaac
                            bmxer1997isaac  6 days back


                            • Martin Manzou
                              Martin Manzou  7 days back

                              Props to Anthony, Linus should give him a raise? :D

                              • ZΞRO
                                ZΞRO  7 days back

                                The intro texts are like the minecraft splash texts change my mind xD

                                • Serfdomftw
                                  Serfdomftw  7 days back

                                  I get the feeling that Linus reviews sketchy chinese cards when he is out of budget or saving budget for his other productions.

                                  I actually prefer the sketchy chinese kit reviews.

                                  • Sooriya Moorthi K
                                    Sooriya Moorthi K  7 days back

                                    Does this work with the AOC USB monitor ? Computer doesn't wanna detect my gpu since the display is plugged into the usb port. Nvdia should just die.

                                    • Jazza Hazza
                                      Jazza Hazza  1 weeks back

                                      fuck.. i have that card

                                      • magnumataredfox
                                        magnumataredfox  1 weeks back


                                        • Vishvajit Joshilkar
                                          Vishvajit Joshilkar  1 weeks back

                                          I dont have that motherboard can i solder hdmi or any port there?

                                          • Jonathan Jandourek
                                            Jonathan Jandourek  1 weeks back

                                            Yeah, they could _not_ lock the GPU graphics functionality out, but they could also make more _money_ .

                                            • Deam 8
                                              Deam 8  1 weeks back

                                              Anthony mastermind :D

                                              • Kikaxe
                                                Kikaxe  1 weeks back

                                                Dude my gigabyte 1060 6gb like "broke down" yesterday, it doesnt output video on screen and ive checked bios and it says its there, plus when i replaced it with much older card, it booted my pc faster and i cant get a solution for that

                                                • Superyu
                                                  Superyu  1 weeks back

                                                  maybe your displayport/hdmi/something else output broke.

                                              • FF Art
                                                FF Art  1 weeks back

                                                Anthony = best

                                                • OneTon Turd
                                                  OneTon Turd  2 weeks back

                                                  Why you make stupid faces in all your thumbnails

                                                  • LJRex
                                                    LJRex  2 weeks back

                                                    Now try two? 😂

                                                    • Jerzee Al
                                                      Jerzee Al  2 weeks back

                                                      what motherboard is that??

                                                      • Wostershire
                                                        Wostershire  2 weeks back

                                                        Who's the hunk in the background rolling up cables.

                                                        • Mandic Kristijan
                                                          Mandic Kristijan  2 weeks back

                                                          Ok ok ok is a smart man

                                                          • Count Frackula
                                                            Count Frackula  2 weeks back

                                                            Yea, I hate how the latest versions of Windows steal focus. Back in the day, I used a program called TweakUI to disable it, but it broke a few years back.
                                                            I just looked, and it seems like it still exists, and supposedly works on the current versions of Windows again. It's an application called TweakUI. I used to use it on every PC I owned. It seems that they have indeed updated it for Windows 10.

                                                            • Not Available
                                                              Not Available  2 weeks back

                                                              Always a good idea to record confessions of mail fraud and post them to a platform with millions of viewers. ;)

                                                              • Louis Maynard
                                                                Louis Maynard  2 weeks back

                                                                would it be possible to use this setup on the hp envy using a external pci to mini pci adapter ?

                                                                • ben dover
                                                                  ben dover  1 weeks back

                                                                  Had the same thought for a budget egpu build with the GDC Beast 🤔🤔

                                                              • King-gorz
                                                                King-gorz  2 weeks back

                                                                Pretty sure that site was Japanese. The price was in Japanese yen.

                                                                • PappyDan
                                                                  PappyDan  2 weeks back

                                                                  i would laugh if that card can be used as a bad ass phys x card lol

                                                                  • Rich Silva
                                                                    Rich Silva  2 weeks back

                                                                    It's simple, they don't care about e-waste, they just want people to buy more graphics cards.

                                                                    • William Latham
                                                                      William Latham  2 weeks back

                                                                      please tell me we did this video! i want to see if you added a visual port to the card!

                                                                      • Bradley Laws
                                                                        Bradley Laws  2 weeks back

                                                                        Is it just me or does anthony remind me of Gabe from valve?

                                                                        • Greg Adams
                                                                          Greg Adams  2 weeks back

                                                                          Aren't we talking about a similar situation to VMWare video cards that cost $10,000 ?

                                                                          • u666sa
                                                                            u666sa  2 weeks back

                                                                            Tao bao isn't a final price website. Aliexpress is. And on either one, if you pay with paypal you are double protected. First there is protection from site you using, and then there is protection from paypal itself. Though, usually it's safe. For example, recently I ordered a programming cable for my radio and after two+ months it didn't arrive, so I filed a claim and got my money back. Then after another month the damn thing arrived in my mail. Essentially if they use wrong tracking method, like budged and gheddo that don't show where the thing is, you can have it for free.

                                                                            • Eddie Obic
                                                                              Eddie Obic  2 weeks back

                                                                              Thats Genius

                                                                              • Eddie Obic
                                                                                Eddie Obic  2 weeks back

                                                                                You guys are fucking awesome..

                                                                                • Sumit Bhowmick
                                                                                  Sumit Bhowmick  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Anthony is a super, super Geek. I wish I had even 1/10 of his geekiness.

                                                                                  • Loganbogan9
                                                                                    Loganbogan9  2 weeks back

                                                                                    3:35 WHAT DID HE SAY!??

                                                                                    • sub786sub
                                                                                      sub786sub  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Can he make short story long 🙄

                                                                                      • Daily DB
                                                                                        Daily DB  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Click noice

                                                                                        • Christopher R Carter
                                                                                          Christopher R Carter  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Now this makes me wonder whether you can put several of these into a build that lets you do SLI style burden reduction. would 2 cards double the performance? Would getting as many of these running in tandem as the cost of one legit one outperform the original? Inquiring minds want to know.