ASRock Reveal Two New BitCoin Mining Motherboards

/ 3 years ago


For those in the BitCoin mining business, you’ll know that extracting the coins is getting harder and harder over time, not only as more people are now mining, but also because the currency is designed that way. Mining the coins doesn’t take much in terms of hardware, almost any computer is capable, but most will be an exercise in futility.

Dedicated high end hardware of epic proportions in the only real way to go about it, custom motherboard packed to the brim with number crunching GPUs that can mine the coins intensively over long periods and even then you’re going to be fighting to strike a balance between an epic electricity bill and the coins you’ve gained.

Despite the mining business becoming harder, ASRock still want to be part of the party and are preparing to release two special motherboard that promise to help people “join the gold rush now!”. The H61 Pro BTC and the H81 Pro BTC are both Intel socket boards, with the H81 Pro BTC being Haswell compatible. The special feature of these boards being six PCIe slots, as well as extra power connections so that you can hook up half a dozen graphics cards and reap the compute rewards.

The only problem is that even with a rack of 7990 GPUs churning away, this rig may not even be powerful enough to break even, but you’re welcome to try and calculate the cost vs the potential BitCoins you could earn right here.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

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  • Jonathon Jones

    Unfortunately, they are way too late to the game. GPU/CPU mining has lost its profitability a long time ago, ASICs are the only profitable mining method anymore. And at this point in the market, unless you’re ready to commit a chunk of change (2k+) you’re not going to see much profit. The real way to make money off of BTC now is to play the markets, or to be a business owner that accepts BTC as payment. The latter are my personal favorite, as you feel that you are supporting a small business’s growth.