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tfeagle
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June 17, 2011, 05:17:55 PM
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Has anyone investigated the economics of using an inexpensive home theater
motherboard with built-in Nvidia ION2010 GPU for mining?  Frys has an Asus
board, with Intel D525 atom processor and Nvidia GPU included, for less than
$200.00 USD. 

http://www.frys.com/product/6348451?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Seems as though I can buy 4-6 of these boards, plus memory, for about the
same cost as a normal mining rig. 

I have not done the power use calculations yet.  I'm planning to visit Frys
this weekend, and will obtain the TDP numbers. 

Thanks!
- TFeagle
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June 17, 2011, 05:23:20 PM
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Anything designed for low power and/or compact devices are going to have god awful hashing rates.
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June 17, 2011, 05:44:38 PM
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It isn't worth it. Even if NV gpus were as efficient as AMD cards in BTC mining, an onboard card wouldn't provide anywere near the MH/s that a cheapo 5XXX/6XXX dedicated card would provide. Though i guess the new lano AMD would be okeish, since they have a good number of radeon "cores" in the chip.

4 of these boards = 720$ (the board costs alone), lets say that they can output the same MH/s as a dedicated 430 (20-30) best case scenario, that would be ~120MH/s. With 720$ you can buy a complete amd system with 3 5830 which would output ~750MH/s and have spare change for fish 'n' chips.

Even if the 5830x3 system consumes 10x more energy, they would produce more than enough BTC/time to make up for it (unless BTC prices really crashes).

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