Motherboard specialist ASRock has something special in store for crypto miners.
The company revealed that they are releasing dedicated GPU-based crypto miners, offering more computing power. And with great computing power comes more new coins.
Based in Taiwan, the company has previously been mainly focused on motherboards and is new to the graphics card market. With some other manufacturers already in the game, ASRock’s move comes as no surprise – and with crypto mining being as hot as it is, the dedicated GPU-based crypto miners are a logical step as well.
ASRock’s foray into the market is its lineup of AMD Radeon™ RX500 series cards including the Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX580 8G, Radeon RX570 8G, the Phantom Gaming Radeon RX560 4G/2G, and Radeon RX550 4G/2G.
While there has been no explicit statement (from the company press release) linking the cards to crypto mining, according to BTCMANAGER, an insider from the company has revealed that most of the cards are dedicated to crypto mining and that only one – the RX570 8G OC – is focused on gaming.
This isn’t ASRock’s first cryptocurrency rodeo. In fact, they have been manufacturing motherboards geared toward crypto mining needs since 2013. If anything, entering the GPU scene is a move toward gaining a stronger foothold in the crypto industry.
And if they play their cards right, they might just end up being a dominant force – given that the demand for powerful GPUs that can handle crypto mining has skyrocketed and has even resulted in a shortage.
As of now, there are no further details about pricing and the release date, but keep tabs on ASRock’s website.