Asus has been developing a specialized GPU video card for mining, this interest of manufacturers in moving their technology efforts to mining platforms is due to the growth of users’ interest to move on to explore the world of cryptocurrency.
Asus promises the first graphics card with specifications that increase your mine development by 36% according to the website:
“ASUS Mining P106 is designed for coin mining with high-efficiency components – delivering maximum hash-rate production at minimum cost”
Designed especially for mining in GPU rig and it´s based on the NVIDIA P106-100 GPU but a number of improvements for cryptocurrency mining.
- Dual-Ball Bearing Fans run smoother by reducing friction, further improving 2X longer card lifespan and cooling efficiency.
- IP5X-Certified Fans for dust resistant and longer fan lifespan.
- Industry Only Auto-Extreme Technology with Super Alloy Power II delivers premium quality and best reliability.
- GPU TWEAK II allows you to modify GPU clock, memory clock and voltage to gain the best hash rate.
This race to overcome the short-term technology will lead to the creation of better video memory cards, since mining requires 100% of the GPU resource of a graphics card, while a game however complex the resources used are variable during the game.
However AMD continues to lead the fanatics of high-performance games that are migrating to mining ethereum and other alternatives with their graphics cards.
But if we put on the battlefield in a fair fight between Nvidia and AMD their main fighters would be AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition vs NVIDIA TITAN Xp.
The fight is very even and gives quite similar results in ethereum achieving between 41 Mh/s and 42.9 M/s both cards.
However the fastest, according to many experts in cryptocurrency is still the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti considered the Mayweather of the fight between graphics cards, achieves energy and efficiency in hashrate.
With a price between $ 800 and $ 1000 each, it’s the monster truck of your energy bill. Famous for mining ethereum in rig and one of Nvida’s most sold.
According to Nvidia: “Featuring the most powerful and efficient hardware we’ve ever designed, the $699 GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is up to 35% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080, and is even faster in games than the $1200 NVIDIA TITAN X. … Prices, including those for the NVIDIA Founders Edition, start at $699.”
Even Forbes.com recognizes it as the undefeated and best-performing champion ever.
Now imagine that you can buy the most expensive graphics card on the market, the $ 3,000 GTX Titan Z. In the mining way the price does not mean better Hashrate, the rentably is very deficient. There is not much information about it because the community prefers to invest in the “comfort zone” where you can use your graphics cards not only to mine but for a good 3D game.
However in this fight for victory not only come into play graphics cards, but also computers made specifically for mining.
Mega Miner by CyberPowerPC
The Mega Miner PCs are optimized for the mining tasks of cryptones. They include AMD’s powerful R9 graphics cards, which can run up to 1000 Khash / sg. This value refers to the mining power. The faster you are, the more likely you are to get coins.
CyberPowerPC’s Mega Miners can integrate up to three graphics cards in parallel, to triple the power. They also include monitoring software that counts consumption in kilowatts, so you can calculate if it is profitable to continue mining.
The Mega Miner 100 model is the most economical. It costs $ 989 and has the following specifications:
Processor AMD FX 4300
4 GB of DDR3 memory
2 AMD R9 270x cards with 2 GB each
As you can see, the memory is not excessive, because to mine criptomonedas the most important is the CPU and graphics card.
The Mega Miner 300 model has three AMD R9 290 graphics cards with 4 GB of RAM each, and it shoots up to $ 2569. Although the model is discontinued it remains an alternative for cryptonote mining like Monero.
The ugliest and biggest gaming laptop GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI by MSI
The other alternative power laptop, is the monster called GT83VR 6RF Titan SLI MSI, being the most powerful but the ugliest, with a heavy and sturdy structure feel an ecstasy for any gamer. The curious thing about this type of laptop is that the keyboard is on the bank avoiding that if it gets to warm the body does not affect your hands, this champion of the gamer is undoubtedly a titan since he has won more than 30 medals to excellence and yield.
• Display 18.4″ FHD (1,920×1,080), 60Hz, IPS-Level.
• CPU Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz/3.8GHz.
• Graphics Dual GeForce GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X in SLI.
• Memory 64GB DDR4-2400MHz.
• SSD 2x 256GB Samsung SM951 M.2 SSD in RAID 0 (NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4)
• HDD 1x 1TB Hitachi 2.5″ SATA HDD.
The case is made of aluminum, and gives the team a great look. It is not a small notebook, as it has dimensions of 458 x 339 x 69 mm, weighing 5.5 kg. The battery is 75 WHr -5225 mAh-, and to charge it there are two external power supplies of 330 W each. It is an extra heavy weight, so if you have to move the whole set you will have to load about 10 kg.
The performance tests have been oriented to test the 1080p screen of the equipment, although performing some additional tests with an external 4K monitor. This point is important, because when assessing its graphics power, the SLI layout itself will often limit its performance in games to avoid microtirons that can occur if the frame generation is decompressed between both graphics cards. On desktop computers, it does not give as much, but in laptops, with its power limitation and heat dispersion, it increases.
Some forums recommend this type of equipment to mine as it achieves up to 680.0 H/s by mining Zcash, you will always get more power in the desktop computers, the issue of heat dispersion is important and there is no technology to cool in small spaces in laptops.