ASUS brings GP106 and RX 470 based mining GPUs to the market

ASUS brings GP106 and RX 470 based mining GPUs to the market

ASUS brings GP106 and RX 470 based mining GPUs to the market

ASUS brings GP106 and RX 470 based mining GPUs to the market

 
GPU based cryptocurrency mining is continuing to grow in popularity, so much so that there is a global GPU shortage, with almost no AMD GPUs store shelves anywhere in the world. 
 
This has placed a huge burden on the gaming market, as right now gamers are being denied their preferred choice of GPU, with AMD GPUs nowhere in sight and even Nvidia hardware suffering from price hikes due to increased demand. 


GPU manufacturers are now capitalising on this trend, with the release of mining specific GPU hardware which is designed to be created at reduced costs and offer more value for money for miners. That being said the recent price hikes for GPUs will no doubt still allow these GPUs to be sold for higher than their MSRP values. 

ASUS has now released a mining-oriented RX 470 to the market and a Nvidia GP106-based mining (GTX 1060) GPU, both of which are based on their Expedition gaming GPU designs. The Nvidia based GPU will lack any display outputs, while the RX 470 GPU will have a single DVI connection available. 

  
ASUS brings GP106 and RX 470 based mining GPUs to the market(ASUS Mining RX470-4G (above), ASUS Mining p106-6G (Below))  

 

At this time the exact pricing of these GPUs are unknown, though both models are expected to be seen in retail stores within the next few weeks. 

 

You can join the discussion on ASUS' new mining-oriented GPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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27-06-2017, 10:50:29

Wraith
I'm guessing these run cheaper than their gaming counter parts? If so I see discount SLI and XFire bulids Quote

27-06-2017, 13:05:11

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
I'm guessing these run cheaper than their gaming counter parts? If so I see discount SLI and XFire bulids
Eh not really. Most of the mining cards don't have video outputs. But if people want to go with DVI then I suppose it would workQuote

27-06-2017, 13:42:03

Wraith
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Eh not really. Most of the mining cards don't have video outputs. But if people want to go with DVI then I suppose it would work
The idea is 1 standard card and 1 mining card side by side, not 2 miners.Quote

27-06-2017, 15:10:08

AlienALX
Well at £250 minimum for a Sapphire 470 mining I can't see these being cheaper. So they're not cheap.Quote

27-06-2017, 16:37:53

Radioman
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
The idea is 1 standard card and 1 mining card side by side, not 2 miners.
Exactly AMD and NVIDIA in conjunction with their AIB Partners. Need to neuter the Consumer Graphic Cards so they can not Mine. Something as simple as using DDR5x. And then producing an exclusive Mining Card. Actually the price for the Mining Cards should be more expensive than a more complex Consumer Card. People are using them to make money. The market is very inelastic. If they want it people will pay whatever price the vendor sets.

I'd like to see the price for mining boards set to 500 Dollars/Pounds. And at least part of the windfall returned to Consumer Card customers in the form of lower prices.

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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Well at £250 minimum for a Sapphire 470 mining I can't see these being cheaper. So they're not cheap.
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