Perhaps tomorrow we will read the recent comments of the founder of NVIDIA on the processes occurring in the production of crypto-currency, but the company does not approve all the excitement around the video cards, considering game lovers to be the most loyal part of its customer audience, whose interests are being infringed in the current situation.
AMD is more open about the crypto currency boom, recognizing the shortage of video cards as a result of limited memory production for them, and considering the technology of distributed rosters as very promising, says the portal overclockers.
At the last quarterly conference, the head of AMD even noted that the share of revenue generated by the miners rose from 5-6% in the third quarter to 7% in the fourth quarter.
However, from the pages of the resource Tech Radar, representatives of AMD urge those wishing to earn on mining to pay attention to the CPUs of this brand, especially on Ryzen Threadripper.
Some algorithms for the production of crypto currency like CryptoNight are optimized for the use of CPUs – enough to allocate 2 MB of fast cache for the third level per stream. Ryzen Threadripper processors are perfectly suited to these requirements, since they can process 16 threads simultaneously in the younger version. The RAM requirements in this case go to the background – quite the simplest and cheapest DDR4 modules.
According to AMD, using separate algorithms, Ryzen Threadripper processors can demonstrate the production of crypto currency, comparable to Radeon RX Vega.
Of course, the video card can be optimized better at the software level, and several video cards can be used in one system, but AMD does not believe that Ryzen Threadripper will attract the attention of professional miners.
Rather, it will help those who would like to get a productive desktop system for solving a wide range of tasks, but at the same time part of the costs for the purchase of components would be preferred at the expense of mining. Processor Ryzen Threadripper at the current rates (certainly referring to the recent highs) could bring the owner up to $ 150 per month, without taking into account the cost of electricity.
Moreover, if you refuse to buy a more expensive Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, the cheaper Ryzen Threadripper 1920X would provide the performance of the mining at 90% of the older model – in this case the cache volume and the number of threads are crucial.
It’s unlikely that such arguments will cause rush demand for Ryzen Threadripper processors, but the statistics show that they are not only much more popular than competing Intel Skylake-X, but also look good against the background of their more accessible relatives of the Ryzen 7 series.
According to AMD, a conditional enthusiast can “repulse” the difference in price between the Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper systems, respectively, periodically using the latter for mining.