The increase in the cost of cryptocurrencies led to an increase in interest in the world of the process of mining (mining) of this resource. At the same time, interest in the use of video cards was revived as the main tool for obtaining cryptocurrency. The high cost of bitcoins and similar currencies covers huge energy costs and the cost of equipment necessary for the effective production of cryptocurrency.
According to Digi Times, GPU -AMD and NVIDI manufacturers plan to start the production of special video cards intended exclusively for cryptocurrency mining. The first samples of such devices will be presented on sale at the end of June 2017. The cost and possibilities of future “bitcoins” will be lower than gaming samples. A guarantee for the operation of devices will be reduced and a video output is removed. Video cards during mining operate in permanent load, and therefore it is expected that the guarantee will not exceed 3 months.
For companies producing video cards, excitement demand will help to avoid a traditional summer sales decline, and for gamers a new problem may appear – a shortage of new GPU. Previously, the increased demand for video cards for mining arose 4 years ago, but quickly calmed down, as the cryptocurrency course went to decline. Currently, the bitcoin exchange rate came close to $ 3,000, showing growth 3 times since the beginning of the year.