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. 

 

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