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Nvidia Is About To Steal The Cryptocurrency Mining Crown From AMD

Nvidia Is About To Steal The Cryptocurrency Mining Crown From AMD Forbes


Buried on the 17th page of Tom’s Hardware’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card review is a simple benchmark result that will dramatically disrupt the landscape of cryptocurrency mining. In fact, it’s the kind of data that should send AMD back to the drawing board — at least if they want to maintain their choke-hold on the mining hardware market.

Historically AMD has been the undisputed crowd favorite of miners looking to stock up on new forms of digital currency like Dogecoin and Litecoin. AMD’s Radeon graphics cards possess a secret sauce that allows significantly more powerful compute capabilities, at least the kind required for Scrypt-based mining.

That is, until Nvidia released their new Maxwell architecture this week.

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Awesome.  Hilarious.  Sad.  All at the same time.

Why hilarious and why sad?

Awesome that it optimizes the production of cryptocurrency.  Sad that it's such a red herring from real important stuff.

But it COULD be used to crunch numbers on real problems, right?

Feels like the wheels of progress are improving our compute power, a rising tide that lifts all.

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