ASUS H370 Mining Master connects 20 GPUs Over USB

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Right, so typically I don't post much about the mining motherboards, but every now and then something comes along that tickles the hardware senses innovation wise. Take for example the new ASUS H370...

    ASUS H370 Mining Master connects 20 GPUs Over USB
     
  2. Humanoid_1

    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    Will be an excellent setup for some computational tasks allowing people huge computing power at home for not so much money,

    At least mining brings something good to those that can use such resources it created that otherwise would have been unobtainable.
     
  3. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    and how do I get power to the cards? With risers, you get 75W input option, since the power doesn't run through USB cables. So we use SATA connector per one riser, and then one 6pin power from PSU directly into the card. What this motherboard does is integrates risers into the board. Nice. But I am more interested to see the other part of the package, namely - power connectors.
    Also, you can run 4 cards of off 1X PCIe slot/lane, because mining is so "intensive" :p
     
  4. asturur

    asturur Master Guru

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    if mining is profitable, i do not see the point of shaving some buck saving on a MB + a celeron every 3 cards.
    Those are one time cost that you should be able to absorb.
    If not, let it go.

    Do not talk me about rack space or space in general, because 16 gpus are taking lot of space
     

  5. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    Yea, with 16 GPUs getting rid of the heat from the room starts to become a "thing to look at". And it's never cheap unless you live in a very could country.
     
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    Silva Maha Guru

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    Go home Asus, you're drunk.
    And don't drive!
     
  7. Killian38

    Killian38 Master Guru

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    Man, I really want to buy this MB but my 20 GPU's I just bought for this board does not have USB ports.......
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    Killian38 Master Guru

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    What? Ok. I'm selling 20 Mining GPU's. Never used. New! 5% off.

    Didn't know i'd have to buy that mess of wires.

    Edit: Well, they maybe slightly used. Raccoons were getting after my chickens lastnight and I may or may not have tossed a few GPUs at em.
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Those riser cards have some smart variants. I like most riser which has one USB inside case and one outside, switched by switches/jumpers. Because you can have micro PC and external GPU box. Only issue is use of USB 3.0 cables, they should have made USB-C cable variant long time ago for PCIe x2. Or some other connector to reach PCIe x4, then it would be really good.
     

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