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AMD and NVIDIA making cryptocurrency mining cards

AMD and NVIDIA are both rumored to be working on cryptocurrency-specific graphics cards.

Published Tue, Jun 6 2017 10:23 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:17 PM CDT

The cryptocurrency craze is hitting yet another couple of waves with Bitcoin reaching a record $2900 USD in value, while Ethereum is climbing up as it doesn't require ASIC specific graphics cards. I've personally just written an article where I'm using 4 x different PCs with 11 x GPUs between them and it's estimated to make me $900 this month alone.

AMD and NVIDIA making cryptocurrency mining cards |

Secondly, AMD Radeon RX 400 and RX 500 series cards are flying off the shelf so fast that the RX 580 is being listed on Amazon for as high as $900. This is absolutely insane, as a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti costs less than $700, but loses to the RX 580 in cryptocurrency mining, especially Ethereum.

Now there's rumors that both AMD and NVIDIA are working on cryptocurrency-specific graphics cards that would not include display connectors, so you could just buy a handful - or boxes of them, and throw them into mining rigs. These cryptocurrency mining cards would ship with a much smaller 90-day warranty, and will be sold by AIB partners, and should be a little cheaper than traditional GeForce and Radeon graphics cards.

We'll have more on this as it happens.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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