Taiwanese Motherboard Manufacturer ASRock Plans to Sell Crypto Miners
The giant motherboard, industrial PCs and HTPCs manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan is looking to sell four graphics cards (GPUs) specially produced for crypto mining activities.
The company has made the announcement about its Phantom Gaming Series by the end of March 2018. The products are based on AMD’s RX series.
Being asked, an employee of ASRock America replied to CoinDesk that all the four GPUs are dedicated only to mining activities. However, the fifth version, called RX570 8G OC, is more for gamers, according to the employee.
The announcement came after VideoCardz.com posted a screenshot on Twitter by end of the March 2018 about the ASRock’s future product.
The new product released by ASRock makes it clear that the company is looking to increase the demand for GPUs sought by miners. The company isn’t at its first involvement in crypto industry, launching in 2013 its first mining motherboard.
The increasing demand for GPUs and mining chips has been a considerable asset for some IT firms which have launched new hardware for specific crypto activities. Among the companies that have been successful in selling the products mentioned above are AMD and Nvidia. Growing demand has led them to higher sales and respectively, to higher turnover.
According to a report released by PCGamer, which has sparked numerous contradictions last week, it has revealed that the RX570 version of the cards will work on AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition.
To the astonishment of some, the giant Bitcoin mining hardware maker, Bitmain, has put on sale a new ASIC circuit products for mining Ethereum, as well as other crypto assets based on ethash. The product was named Antminer E3 and can be pre-ordered at a price of $ 800. The first delivery is due to take place on July 16, 2018.