AsRock X370 PRO BTC+ Cryptocurrency Mining Motherboard
AsRock is a company that manufactures the most popular and known mining motherboards in the market. One of the first products they launched was the AsRock H81 PRO BTC. However, at the moment, the company is offering different mining boards.
The new X370 Pro BTC+ is an innovative product because it gives AMD CPUs and APUs a place in the cryptocurrency mining space. In general, AMD does not support so many PCI-e lanes for big mining motherboards. But it has created the new AM4 socket that can change that being compatible with the Ryzen CPUs supporting 28 PCI-e lanes.
This board has been built on top of the X370 AMD chipset launched on September 5, 2016. It is possible for the motherboard to support Bristol Ridge and Raven Ridge APUs.
The board has an important number of PCI-e slots available. It has 8 x PCI Express x16 Slots. It is possible to use up to 6 mining ports through an USB riser kit.
THe CPU has no integrated graphics. That means that it will be necessary to connect the HDMI cable to one of the GPUs. Using an APU, on the other hand, limits the amount of PCI-e lanes that can be used.
This is just one more device for AsRock, that has several other products in the market. It is important to mention that it is powered by 24-pin ATX, 8+4 pin EPS, and Molex outputs. The device can be used without having to use a case or an external button.
One of the limitations this product has is that it has one DDR4 DIMM Slot. That means that video editors and gamers would not be able to use this hardware. Additionally, due to its size, it does not fit inside a standard case.
Until now, we do not know the exact price of this product. And indeed, it will have to be announced shortly. There are some mix reviews from users about whether is worth to buy this equipment, due to the current situation of the virtual currency market. Mining virtual currencies is not an easy task and is not just a fast way to make money.