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Offline FreeTrade

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GPU Miner
« on: December 18, 2013, 09:08:46 PM »

There's some good news about the development of a GPU miner -

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=355532.msg4029312#msg4029312

Looks like a 7870 has approximately parity with a i7 4770.

Long live CPU mining.
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Re: GPU Miner
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 12:29:01 PM »
That is good to hear, but now we'll have to look out for AES cracking ASIC chips to arrive on the scene.  But wait isn't that what a 6 core i7 is right now, just not specialized to the task like an ASIC is to the bit/lite/whatever/coin?
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Re: GPU Miner
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 03:02:10 PM »
Yes I don't think it will cost effective to build an AES ASIC for quite some time, if its even possible to get much better performance than stock hardware. Best approach might be to try to get aes-NI onto gpus. Even if they do arrive . . There is still a big capital cost, when all the CPU owners have zero capital cost and energy efficient chips.
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Re: GPU Miner
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 03:56:40 PM »
GPU vendors get most of their profits from selling laptop chips. HPC market for them is just a way to get some change for R&D they have already done for laptop/PC. It is hard to imagine a reason for them to add AES circuitry (export/import of which is also regulated by crypto regulations and implies extra licensing headaches).

 

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