ASUS RE­LEASES NO-FRILLS GRAPH­ICS CARDS SPECIF­I­CALLY FOR CRYP­TOCUR­RENCY MIN­ING

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If you’ve tried to buy a graph­ics card lately, you prob­a­bly no­ticed that many are out of stock. Why is this? Peo­ple us­ing them to mine cryp­tocur­ren­cies like Ethereum that have shot up in value. This, un­sur­pris­ingly, frus­trates cus­tomers that sim­ply want a sin­gle graph­ics card to place in their rig for gam­ing, but can’t get one due to these in­dus­trial scale cryp­tocur­rency minters. To ad­dress this, ASUS has come up with cryp­tocur­rency spe­cific graph­ics cards, the Min­ing RX 470 (based on AMD’s RX 470 GPU) and Min­ing P106 (based on Nvidia’s GTX1060). The RX 470 has a sin­gle DVI port, whereas the P106 has none - don’t need them! Both have IP5X cer­ti­fied dust re­sis­tant fans and higher dura­bil­ity com­po­nents for solid 24/7 op­er­a­tion at 100% util­i­sa­tion. ASUS hopes cryp­tocur­rency min­ers will pick these cards, leav­ing the tra­di­tional cards for gamers.

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