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October 14, 2013, 01:41:56 AM
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I have an ASICMINER blade behind me. I just recently shut it off because it costs more to power it than it makes in mining. It has 32 honest-to-goodness ASICs, fully optimized for Bitcoin mining. They're just not the very latest technology, and so even though I've already paid for them and already have them, I can't make money on them. If you're right, put your money where your mouth is. Offer me $400 for my 32-ASIC blade -- it hashes at 13GH/s on a paltry 135W. You can't get anywhere near that with any general purpose hardware.
135W? That doesn't even make for a good space heater! At least my 200W of GPU keeps my feet warm...

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Sound Blaster Live! (August 1998) saw the introduction of the EMU10K1 processor, a 2.44 million transistor audio DSP, rated at 1000 MIPS.

A 10 year old Pentium 4 2.4GHz makes 5000 MIPS and about 1 MHash/s. /thread.


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October 15, 2013, 08:36:49 PM
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every so often this comes up(as far back as 2011)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12782.0

mining on a soundcard isn't going to get you very far very fast even if you can get it to work, i'd have better luck with a pentium 3

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October 17, 2013, 03:56:47 PM
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every so often this comes up(as far back as 2011)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12782.0

mining on a soundcard isn't going to get you very far very fast even if you can get it to work, i'd have better luck with a pentium 3

Its not abut mining with a soundcard.... its about using multiple chips together not a retails audigy etc... ofcourse one signle sound card could do anything
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October 17, 2013, 07:49:19 PM
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this was somewhat interesting

from wikipedia

EMU10K2.5   24-bit   4.0   4,6 million   180 nm, 200 MHz, 424+ MIPS, 64 DirectSound3D sound channels
EMU20K1   24-bit   5.0   51 million   130 nm, 400 MHz, 10,340 MIPS, 128 DirectSound3D sound channels
EMU20K2   24-bit   5.0   ?   Fixes bugs in EMU20K1, PCI Express, embedded RISC processor
Sound Core3D   24-bit   5.0   ?   Integrated analog codec and digital I/O

If the previous generation was 10,000mips .. could this newer model get into the 100,000?
Anyways i see everyone's point its prob impossible, but if there is an old enough/new enough chip that you can get for cheap enough that at a bulk order is actually gets under the current best gh/$ mark AND you could figure out how to get it running together, and efficiently... and the cost of the rest of the hardware doesn't make up for any price advantage...  its obviously technically possible. good luck though.
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October 18, 2013, 11:29:25 AM
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every so often this comes up(as far back as 2011)
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=12782.0

mining on a soundcard isn't going to get you very far very fast even if you can get it to work, i'd have better luck with a pentium 3

Its not abut mining with a soundcard.... its about using multiple chips together not a retails audigy etc... ofcourse one signle sound card could do anything

Hi,

What about the cost of developing such a board? Or are you thinking of having several audio boards on one PC ?

If developing such a board with several audio chips then it won't be worth it (development time and so on make it so).

If using several audio cards on one PC then if you don't have a good MH/s it will also not be worth it....

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October 18, 2013, 11:31:45 AM
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Is it like AMD R9 Series?

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October 18, 2013, 12:55:55 PM
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I'm surprised this has lasted 2 pages!

Interesting theory on the 'enough chips at low cost + time' idea. Some people have downtime and like to fiddle with things so I think that = free time

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October 18, 2013, 01:09:01 PM
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Is it like AMD R9 Series?

This is way better, you can also play games with this but you can only listen to song on that Tongue

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