With its finger ever on the pulse of PC culture, Asus has jumped onto the biggest thing to happen to computing all year – cryptocurrency mining. Sadly though the year in question happens to be 2017, so it’s a shame Asus waited until the bottom had dropped out of the market before offering users the ability to make money from their idle GPUs. Asus is now publicising a partnership with Quantum Cloud, a service which utilises the cryptographic power of your graphics card to generate money when you’re not otherwise using it for important things, like shooting virtual people or managing theme parks/hospitals/football teams. On the face of it it’s something of a no-brainer. The service is GDPR compliant, so doesn’t take any of your private data with which to share to the wider world, deliberately or accidentally, and nor does it store any of your financial info either. Quantum Cloud will just give you money through PayPal so you don’t even need to go … [Read more...] about Asus promotes irrelevant GPU mining service with no guarantee of profit
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You might be aware that GPU prices have skyrocketed in recent months. This is due in large part to the rise of cryptocurrencies, to which there are many. Bitcoin is the first and most popular one, but what is Bitcoin? We're here to demystify the topic for you. While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are incredibly deep and complex topics, in this beginner's guide, we'll not only explain what Bitcoin is, but we'll also dive into how it's created, discuss its use-cases, clear up misconceptions, and much more. Here's everything you should know about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the first decentralized digital currency. You can send and receive it to an individual via a peer-to-peer payment system anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. You can also purchase goods with it among several online sites and physical stores. Its decentralized design means that it isn't controlled by any one individual, central bank, company, or country. In short, … [Read more...] about What Is Bitcoin (And Cryptocurrency)?
Cryptocurrency mining has caused the GPU prices to go sky-high and it seems that prices aren’t coming down anytime soon and now Nvidia has predicted that GPU prices will increase furthermore this year and it will be a while before the prices come down. This is according to Massdrop, a hardware marketplace, who recently had a talk with Nvidia in which the company predicted: “that the pricing in the market will continue to go up through Q3 of this year most likely before we start seeing any type of relief”. According to Massdrop’s tech community lead, Brian Hutchins: All new cell phones coming out by Apple and Samsung (and others) last year started using the same memory as graphics cards. Apple and Samsung are willing to pay more for this memory to make sure they get it first and all of it that they need. This has created a shortage of memory for the much smaller companies like MSI, Gigabyte, Asus, and EVGA to make graphics cards. Furthermore, Hutchins added … [Read more...] about Nvidia Predicts GPU Prices To Go Even Higher Throughout The Rest Of 2018
Updated to reflect the latest, even more horrifying graphics card prices & availability, plus the concurrent RAM shortage. If you’ve made a point of leaving any conversation as soon as you hear the sound ‘bitc…’ start to emanate from someone’s face-hole, I’ve got some bad news for you. The effects of the cryptocurrency goldrush are no longer confined to twitchy-eyed evangelists and screechy news headlines – for the second time in recent memory, it’s caused a huge spike in graphics card prices, both new and second-hand, as the crypto-clan rush to snaffle up any GPU they could possibly use to mine blockchain currencies such as Ethereum and Zcash. Even the recent decline in crypto exchange rates hasn’t brought GPU pricing back down to Earth – quite the opposite, in fact. This means two things for us, in practice. 1) Now is the worst possible time to buy a new graphics card for gaming 2) now is the best possible time to … [Read more...] about The great GPU crisis – why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?
With graphics card prices soaring once again thanks to the lovely exploits of nefarious cryptocurrency miners, choosing what graphics card to buy has never been more difficult – which is why this here article is all about identifying the single best GPU you can get for playing games at 1080p, 1440p and 4K at a price that suits you. Read on for advice on what and how to pick your next graphics card for 2018. Before we begin, here’s a short list of every graphics card review we currently have on RPS. This should hopefully make it easier to find out what we think of specific cards, as well as provide a handy index should you want to compare our top picks with other types of graphics cards. We’ll also be updating this list every time we get a new graphics card in for testing so everything’s in one place. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 review Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 review Nvidia GeForce GTX … [Read more...] about Best graphics cards 2018 for 1080p, 1440p and 4K gaming