Nvidia Is About To Steal The Cryptocurrency Mining Crown From AMD

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  1. (.)(.)

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    Could this see a price rise in Nvidia cards also?

    http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/will_nvidia_steal_the_cryptocurrency_mining_crown_from_amd.html

     
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    This is looking great for Maxwell. I think the 750ti would be the perfect physx card. I think i'll buy one for the Witcher 3.
     
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    maxwell on 28nm is so impressive, 20nm it will dominiate. i hope nvidia will price it good as well, one can wish :D
     
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    zer0_c0ol Ancient Guru

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    finally...
     

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    7 single slot ones in my old X58 supercomputer board... :p
     
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    Article is a little misleading.
    We will talk again when we see high-end in action.
     
  7. Cyberdyne

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    That is very interesting.

    750 Ti ($139) 60 Watt = 242kh/s
    260 x ( $119) 130Watt = 206kh/s
    265 x ( $149) 150Watt = 252kh/s

    That watt per hash rate is crazy. Amazing for farming. Even more so when the big boys are out.
    Plz don't make these cards ungodly pricey. Sigh.
     
  8. 0blivious

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    This is NOT good news. Mining causing our GAMING cards to be priced as much as 50% higher than they should be is really starting to get annoying. This will just make Nvidia cards more pricy as they become popular with miners.

    GPUs were already overpriced before bitcoin.

    [edit] The article claims Nvidia won't let this gouging happen but I'm skeptical.
     
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  9. Loophole35

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    How so?


    In the next few months the dedicated mining units will be releasing so GPU prices should normalize again.
     
  10. Cyberdyne

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    60 watts is nothing. Where you pay for coins is the power it takes to run your GPU at max power. So for miners they will pretty much need these new GPUs to get the most coins per $ they pay on the electric bill.

    Maybe somewhere down the line NVidia and AMD will make a new line of cards made especially for mining. Make the Geforce line gimped for mining to keep prices reasonable.

    It's not that hard to imagine, Geforce: gaming, Quadro: Workstation.
    Maybe Exonumia: Bitcoin mining.
     

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    Priced higher? So far I saw only newegg doing it..
     
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    God damn miners and their space bucks >_<
     
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    Soon as the miner's catch wind of the this performance the price will go through the roof to reflect demand, so much for the fanboys :D
     
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    So I should hurry up and upgrade now then. I'm not paying $800-$900 for a card
     
  15. Agonist

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    You must not really look. People on Craigslist are doing it badly, people on ebay are, and even amazon. Hell even TigerDirect has done it here in the states. Its pissing me off to no end. I was gonna get a new AMD gpu but Im stuck on gtx 560ti 448 until then.

    This is how I feel!
     

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    Wow, if anything is a waste of energy and time. It's this.
    Jesus christ, I didn't even know this existed.
    I bet bit coins caused global warming.
     
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    I know a very simple search would give me the answer, but if one wants to use a second card for PhysX, does it have to be SLI bridged?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Ah ok that's bad, well here in EU its still stable with acceptable prices, Nvidia on the other hand is a different story, esp. 780GTX, 780Ti prices.
     
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    Used HD 7950 reference cards used have been going for $400. I seen one for $300 but was gone in 30 mins. One guy was selling one for $175, the next week it was $350. Guess someone told him about the mining and sell it for me.
     

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