ASRock Motherboard Maker Prepares To Sell Crypto Miners
ASRock is planning to sell four graphics cards (GPU) specifically geared for cryptocurrency mining.
Last week the company unveiled its Phantom Gaming Series based on AMD’s RX series. ASRock confirmed that four of the cards are versions of the RX570 series. Only the fifth version is the gaming-oriented version of that product.
The confirmation comes after a presentation screenshot was posted on Twitter late last month by VideoCardz.com highlighting the planned products.
The move signals that ASRock – which released a mining-specific motherboard back in 2013 – is looking to capitalize on the demand for GPUs by miners, who use the tech in the energy-intensive mining process. That demand has led to companies like AMD and Nvidia to see growing sales (though both firms have said that cryptocurrency miners only form a small part of their customer base).
The RX570 series will run AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. It is a notable detail, because AMD updated the same driver to better handle cryptocurrency mining processes, according to the report.
The world’s largest maker of bitcoin mining called Bitmain, unveiled a new specific application dedicated to cryptocurrencies like ethereum and other coins. The Antminer E3, which is expected to ship in July, quickly sold out after the China-based company started accepting preorders.