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Some photos of that fascinating ASUS H370 Mining Master with 20 USB Ports

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    That board is amazing.
     
  3. Kaarme

    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    So, if I understood correctly, those vertical ports aren't in fact USB3 ports, they are PCIe slots that have been mutilated into the shape of a USB3 port, but are in no way compatible with the USB standard? So, you couldn't take this mobo and attach to it 26 external USB3 HDDs for a really weird NAS.
     
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    Dont see much point in this at this stage. ASICs are proving far more cost effective. Bitmain is releasing the B3 eth miner capable of 180mh/s for $800 in July. Hopefully GPU mining will be a thing of the past within next year or so.
     

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    i think the point of gpu mining is that you can still sell them of other purposes ( their original one ! ) once they are no more mining profitable.
     
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    Behold, here lie thou graphical adaptors.
     
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    Once they do that, they have said they will change the way the algorithm works. So it will make the miners defunct. The problem is, Bitmain sells this technology to miners about 6 months after they have been using it, which means, once released, they will already be using 400mh/s machines in their factories. That's why the mining community hopes they will change the algorithm.

    Mining was a chance for "relatively normal people" to make some money... not huge businesses.
     
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    I hope the Ethereum price totally and utterly crashes if they change the algorithm. 2 dollars would be a nice price.
     
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    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    I guess this board might be of use to professional miners. For small home miners, it is practically useless (good luck trying to find a circuit that can handle 20 GPUs without blowing). Interesting design though.

    Well, the E3 miner isn't really that much more efficient than a multi-GPU rig. The difference mostly comes down to the price (although that was apparently just a low introductory price). Furthermore, with GPU prices coming back down, the price advantage of the E3 mostly disappears.

    It's no surprise that the ETH developers decided to hold off on any changes, as it would be an overreaction at this point and would probably do more harm than good. ETH is eventually going to go POS as well, although POW mining should still be possible for a while.
     

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