AMD to Create Optimal Crypto Mining Rig with ASUS, Sapphire, ASROCK, Biostar, MSI, TUL and Rajintek
Since the decline of the Bitcoin prices from its peak in January, no other domain of the crypto ecosystem took as much hit as the mining industry. Even though ASIC manufacturers still managed to make profits, GPUs didn’t follow the same path.
In fact, just last month AMD released its quarterly report which showed that blockchain related GPU sales in the third quarter of 2018 were negligible. In the report, the company asserted that CPU processor sales made up for the drop in graphics card sales which have become a negligible part of its business.
“Blockchain-related GPU sales in the third quarter were negligible. In the third quarter of 2017, blockchain-related GPU sales were approximately high single digit percentage of total AMD revenue. The quarter-over-quarter decline was due to significantly lower graphics revenue driven by high channel inventory, partially offset by higher Ryzen processor revenue.”
The AMD team is not disheartened by the result and view blockchain as an opportunity to be captured. They even released a range of products especially targeted for crypto mining.
- SAPPHIRE INCA CS-14 Series: Ultra high performance powered by 14 AMD Radeon RX 470 GPUs and AMD Embedded G-Series FP4 SoC in a standard 4U form factor for 19” rack
- SAPPHIRE MGI-9 Series: Outstanding price for performance powered by 9 AMD Radeon RX 470 GPUs in a flexible form factor
- ASRock Superb System: Ultimate stability with smart PCIe state detection powered by 8 AMD Radeon RX 570 or RX 470 GPUs and AMD AM4 Socket CPU
- ASUS I: Dependable stability with optimal performance and easy management powered by 8 AMD Radeon RX 470 GPUs
- MSI Blockchain Rig F12: 24/7 performance with optimized thermal and airflow, powered by 12 AMD Radeon RX 470 GPUs
- Biostar A578X8D: Stable, easy and fast multi-GPU rig powered by 8 AMD Radeon™ RX 570 GPUs
- TUL Power Hash A8+: Powered by 8 AMD Radeon RX 570 GPUs
- Rajintek Customizable Plug and Play Solutions: Enterprise-level quality solutions powered by up to 10 AMD Radeon GPUs
The hardware available in these devices is available because of AMD’s strategic partnerships with tech companies like Sapphire, ASROCK, ASUS, MSI, Biostar, TUL and Rajintek. It helps them to provide variety to the range of their products offered.
With other mining giants like Bitmain being in a sea of troubles lately, let us see if the new moves by AMD help it capture market share or not.