ASUS released video cards specifically for cryptocurrency mining
ASUS released video cards specifically for cryptocurrency mining

ASUS released video cards specifically for cryptocurrency mining

ASUS выпустила видеокарты специально для добычи криптовалюты Many users of personal computers are faced with a shortage of video cards, their absence or appearance at inappropriately high prices. This problem is explained by the soaring demand for video cards, as the most effective tool for mining (mining) cryptocurrencies (Bitcoins, Ethereum, Litecoin and others), the rate of which has increased many times over the past six months and continues to grow. The natural reaction of the manufacturers was the release of special video cards designed solely for specific purposes – cryptocurrency mining, and not burdened with other functions. So, ASUS introduced two video cards specially created for mining: MINING-P106-6G and MINING-RX470-4G. The first MINING-P106-6G graphics card is based on the NVIDIA GP106 GPU, using 1280 CUDA cores that operate at a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and can be overclocked to a frequency of 1708 MHz in boost Boost mode. The video card has 6 GB of GDDR5 type video memory, with a frequency of 8 GHz and a bus width of 192 bits. All characteristics of MINING-P106-6G correspond to the reference video card GeForce GTX 1060. But users can use such a video card only for cryptocurrency mining – the device does not have all the outputs for the video signal. ASUS выпустила видеокарты специально для добычи криптовалюты The second MINING-RX470-4G model is based on AMD Polaris 10 and is a specific version of the Radeon RX 470 graphics card. The device has 2048 stream processors and 4 GB of GDDR5 video memory with a frequency of 7 GHz and a 256-bit bus width. The operating frequency is 926 MHz with overclocking in Boost mode to a maximum frequency of 1206 MHz. For video output, there is a Dual DVI-D interface that allows you to view video files with a resolution of up to 2560×1600 pixels. However, on the back of the device you can see the cutouts for the HDMI and Display Port ports, but the connectors themselves are missing. Both MINING models have the same cooling scheme with a dual-slot cooler equipped with two fans. Among other things, given the harsh operating conditions of video cards for cryptocurrency mining, manufacturers from ASUS provided them with additional protection against dust, and fans were installed using ball bearings. Such measures will help to somewhat extend the life of video cards. In addition, a utility for overclocking the Tweak II GPU is available for both models. The price, delivery dates and the start of sales of the announced video cards have not been disclosed.

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