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August 13, 2018, 07:07:31 PM
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When will an Intel ASIC chip board (functional miner) be available for purchase?  Best guess?  What should I look for in the general news?

This might be my last miner purchase even if there's a cheaper competitor available from Asia.  One can't really ignore the Zeitgeist.

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August 13, 2018, 11:18:02 PM
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When will an Intel ASIC chip board (functional miner) be available for purchase? 
Never. It's not remotely in their business model and they'd be crazy to make it part of their business model.

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Never. It's not remotely in their business model and they'd be crazy to make it part of their business model.

Okay thanks.

I've used cgminer.  Thanks.  

And I've half considered that the cost would be too high.

I thought it might be nice to see how well Intel could do should it put its mind to it.  But then again, like I don't sell my older miners because I don't want the angst when the sucker can't make a profit, that US power is perhaps a third higher than elsewhere that data centers are running, if Intel fielded a miner and we the buyers running it in the US lose money, they don't want the angst - even if a most efficient ASIC were possible.  I can remember when in a prototype lab wirewrapping the modules for a switching server amplifier, the company's product lines were not generally sold to the public but to businesses that incorporated the controllers, motors, etc.  The public was just not in the sales picture.  Of course one can buy an Intel CPU no problem, but still.  On the other hand those who do build cutting edge ASICs are harvesting the spinoffs and there must be some.

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