AMD and NVIDIA making cryptocurrency mining cards

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

Published Jun 6, 2017 10:23 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST
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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 joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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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