ASRock, a motherboard manufacturing company based out of Taiwan, says they plan to sell four graphics cards (GPU) specifically designed to mine cryptocurrency.
CoinDesk reports that “the company unveiled its Phantom Gaming Series last week, based on AMD’s RX series. An ASRock America employee confirmed to CoinDesk that four of the cards – all of which are versions of the RX570 series – are “for mining only.” A fifth RX570 8G OC version, the employee added, is the gaming-oriented version of that product.
The move signals that ASRock – which released a mining-specific motherboard back in 2013 – is looking to capitalize on the demand for GPUs by miners, who use the tech in the energy-intensive mining process. That demand has led to companies like AMD and Nvidia to see growing sales (though both firms have said that cryptocurrency miners only form a small part of their customer base).”
Mining profitablily can be marginal as dificulty increases, so it will be interesting to see how the recent boom in mining hardware production affects the industry.