Samsung makes mining rig out of old smartphones
Published in News


"Upcycling" initiative

To show off how recycling old smartphones can be a lucrative exercise, Samsung has rigged up 40 old Galaxy S5 devices and turned them into bitcoin mining machine.

Bitcoin hits $6,000 while mining peaks
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 10:26

Bitcoin hits $6,000 while mining peaks


Crypto GPU market here to stay

AMD and Nvidia are heavily profitinging from the crypto market right now. Today, a few quarters into the whole Bitcoin and Ethereum, it looks like the cryptocurrencies are here to stay.

Nvidia and AMD still doing well out of mining
Published in Graphics


AMD is eating into Nvidia market share

Sales of PC graphics add-in cards rose in the second quarter for the first time in nearly a decade, benefiting Nvidia and AMD.

AMD's CEO underlines why gaming is important
Published in Graphics


But most GPUs are sold to miners

Lisa Su was asked at Q2'17 investors conference call about the mining market and she was brave enough to say that the company didn’t plan its financials on the mining market boom. This sales tsunami did give AMD a great quarter,  but at the expense that plucky gamers could not buy any cards.

AMD announces good Q2 2017
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:44

AMD announces good Q2 2017


Stocks jumps 9.85 percent

AMD has announced its Q2 2017 results and they are a bit better than Wall Street expected with $1.22 billion revenue versus an expected $1.16 billion.

AMD selling MXM GPUs to miners
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:26

AMD selling MXM GPUs to miners


At the right quality and price

There is no doubt that AMD GPU profits are coming from bitcoin miners and AMD is taking advantage of this sudden interest. 

Used mining graphics cards flood the market
Published in Graphics


Ethereum to blame

The mid-range graphics card shortage, which happened due to the recent crypto currency mining fever, is probably at its end as used graphics cards have started to flood the market.

Radeon 500 GPU shortage continues
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 12:21

Radeon 500 GPU shortage continues


Ethereum mining craze is still on

The GPU shortage currently mainly affects the Radeon 500 series and especially the 580 and 570 cards. These are the best for mining Ethereum right now with Geforce GTX 1060 as a good alternative. 

Biostar releases B250 mining motherboard
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:02

Biostar releases B250 mining motherboard


With 12 PCIe slots

With cryptocurrency mining creating havoc on the GPU market, Biostar is looking to cash in on the craze by releasing a motherboard based on Intel's B250 chipset and with no less than 12 PCI-Express slots, the TB250-BTC Pro.

AMD has massive shortage of 500 series
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:46

AMD has massive shortage of 500 series


Don’t hope to get one soon

Miners of the modern world are using the Radeon and Geforce cards to dig the ore called Ethereum.