Going by an ECC manifest, it appears that MSI is working on a new range of graphics cards, especially for miners. This new lineup simply called “Miner” will include the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and on AMD’s side, the older Polaris based Radeon RX 570 and 580.
We will likely see the RTX 3060 and perhaps even the 3070 with the miner label in the future when the supply improves but the first wave will primarily include just these three GPUs. This falls in line with what the NVIDIA CFO said during the Annual JP Morgan Tech Conference when asked about GPU shortages and the possible impact of the mining boom on future supply.
However, if you remember the earlier statement from Kress, she essentially said that mining wouldn’t have an impact on the supply of graphics cards, and if for some reason it does, NVIDIA will consider relaunching special variants for miners with a reduced warranty and lack of output.
It has been barely a few weeks since that press conference and we’re already seeing plans to launch a miner-centric GPU lineup from one of NVIDIA’s primary partners. Something tells me that the mining boom will indeed have an impact on GPU supply when there is a steady supply that is.