AMD Dominance in Cryptocurrency Mining May Not Last

Currently, AMD RX 480 and 580 graphics cards have been completely bought out by prospective miners, and despite their comparative weakness versus Nvidia cards of comparable price in terms of graphics or running neural networks, they have far higher demand. This is because a RX 480 has higher hashrate than a GTX 1070 from Nvidia, despite being at a similar price point to the GTX …

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Ryzen CPU Release Insufficient to Woo Intel Enthusiasts

The Ryzen CPU’s that have been released recently, of which the flagship, the 1800X, is claimed to equal or surpass Intel’s i7-6900k, which is a $1000 msrp, 8 core, 16 thread CPU, for a msrp of $500. It does indeed match the 6900k in processing & rendering, but in games, behaves similarly to a pair of quad cores, causing it to fall far behind its …

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