While crypto mining craze has slowed down significantly but analyst predicts that it will again gain momentum in second half of 2018. Now it seems that motherboard manufacturers are preparing for the future as ASRock has announced its ASRock J3455 Pro BTC+ mining Motherboard at Computex 2018.
The ASRock J3455 Pro BTC+ mining motherboard features support for 8 GPUs. This particular mining motherboard comes with built-in Intel quad-core J3455 CPU to keep up with the GPUs. If you are interested in checking out all the announcements made at Computex 2018 then be sure to click here.
The processor features a base clock of 2.3 GHz and the motherboard also supports DDR3/DDR3L SO-DIMM RAM.
Speaking of the morning motherboard, ASUS has also introduced a mining motherboard of its own that features support for 20 GPUs. With Asus H370 mining motherboard, Asus has simplified the entire experience by allowing users to use USB riser cables that connect directly onto the motherboard.
Not only that, Asus has also introduced mining specific features to the H370 mining motherboard and one of them is detecting GPU state before the motherboard boots up. Asus plans to roll out its Asus H370 mining motherboard in Q3 2018.
In related news, crypto-currency craze slowing down has resulted in a lot of 2nd Hand GPUs in the market at very low prices, however, AMD has noted that 2nd hand mining GPUs are not a significant riskfor the company.
This is according to AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, who noted that the people who are buying GPUS are not buying them specifically for mining purposes.
She added that users are purchasing them for multiple use cases and that is why she believes that there won’t that much second-hand mining GPUs in the market as expected.
Furthermore, Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent for DRM for PS4 games that uses cryptocurrency blockchain technology.
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