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

  • Published: 14 January 2019
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  • Dmitri Kozlowsky
    Dmitri Kozlowsky  3 hours back

    Regarding destiny of these Cryptomining cards, as being scrap. Not so. They can also be used for GPU scene rendering , for DCC, using Redshift, Octane, Arnold (GPU), Vray (GPU), and Mantra(GPU). Redshift guys state that 1060 has best cost vs. performance ROI. But the wkstation does need to have at least normal GPU for monitor. MB also needs sufficient PCie X 16 slots. So figure on a normal consumer box, there are two PCIe X 16 slots. Primary GPU goes into #1 slot, and mining/ GPU rendering card goes into #2. Becouse they are not SLI, there is no need for both card's to be same. So a workstation class P4000 or RTX 4000 GPU with outputs for normal work, and mining GPU w/o video out for GPU rendering and OpenCL accelerated simulation. Of course both can be used at same time during night. All the primary software tools for high end DCC , Maya, Houdini, Realflow, NUKE, suppourt OpenCL for baking simulation and other intensive tasks done in GPU. 3DS MAX probably also, but I am not a 3DS MAX user. Neither do I use Blender, Lightwave, or Cinema4D. I imagine a box with a super-motherboard that has N number of PCIe X 16 slots, being used as a sort of a GPU renderfarm connected via network to artist wkstation. That GPU box would have one cheap normal GT 1030 or GTX 1050/1060 card for screen connection, and rest of slots taken up by former cryptomining cards of 1060 or other Nvidia. As long as CUDA cores are present.

    • Nexu Jin
      Nexu Jin  1 days back

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

      • Peter Petrakis
        Peter Petrakis  1 days 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  2 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  3 days back

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

                      • J H
                        J H  5 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  6 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  6 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  1 weeks back

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

                                • ZΞRO
                                  ZΞRO  1 weeks back

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

                                  • Serfdomftw
                                    Serfdomftw  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  2 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