The growth in the value of cryptocurrencies has led to an increase in worldwide interest in the process of mining (mining) of this resource. At the same time, interest in using video cards as a main tool for obtaining cryptocurrency has revived. The high cost of bitcoins and similar currencies covers huge energy costs and the cost of equipment necessary for the efficient extraction of cryptocurrency. According to Digi Times, GPU manufacturers AMD and NVIDIA are planning to begin production of special video cards designed exclusively for cryptocurrency mining. The first samples of such devices will be available for sale at the end of June 2017. The cost and capabilities of future “Bitcoin miners” will be lower than gaming patterns. The warranty on the operation of the devices will be reduced and the video output will be removed. Video cards during mining work in constant load mode, and therefore it is expected that the warranty will not exceed 3 months. For companies producing video cards, excessive demand will help to avoid the traditional summer decline in sales, and for gamers a new problem may appear – a shortage of new GPUs. Previously, increased demand for video cards for mining arose 4 years ago, but quickly subsided, as the cryptocurrency rate declined. Currently, the Bitcoin exchange rate has come close to $ 3,000, showing a 3-fold increase since the beginning of the year.