2018 Archive

GPU gaints (AMD & Nvidia) to release graphics cards for CryptoCurrency mining

AMD and Nvidia

I guess the logical thing to conclude this topic with for those who are interested in CryptoCurrency is the fact that Nvidia and AMD are both awaiting the launch of new cards and these cards are specifically designed for CryptoCurrency mining. They are basically special editions and this news comes to us from VideoCardz.

We don’t know a massive amount of news from AMD, all we know is it’s Polaris based so we can probably say the RX 570 or RX 580 or something like that, a very quick aside. It’s one of the reasons that actually AMD cause an absolutely bitch right now to get hold of. In certain part of the world retailers just basically have no stock and it’s not because of the driver has suddenly doubled their gaming performance or anything like that and yes there have been few price cuts here and there but it doesn’t really explain it.

Instead it’s because CryptoCurrency mining is now becoming a thing again, for those who don’t know Bitcoin prices are going up through the stratosphere. So, when that happens everyone jumps on it and it becomes kind of a thing.

Basically these coins are so difficult to produce now so, difficult to discover. It’s like one of them has to be valuable enough or they have to become valuable enough for the investment not just in terms of the hardware itself but the actual power consumption and everything that goes along with it. So, in short now it’s becoming financially viable again to stop doing mining.

On top of that there’s Nvidia who are going to be launching a special edition for GTX 1060 and it’s supposedly going to be using GP106-100. It’s custom, it’s specific for mining, it’s going to have no display disconnectors at all. So, it’s not going to support gaming in other words it’s going to explode.

These cards will only have 90 days of warranty but they will be cheaper. These cards are almost going to almost like sold as in board. And it’s really kind of interesting how that works.

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