ASUS RELEASES NO-FRILLS GRAPHICS CARDS SPECIFICALLY FOR CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING
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.