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April 13, 2014, 06:52:48 PM
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Having launched its fastest graphics card to date on Tuesday, AMD will find few takers among scrypt miners, argues Nermin Hajdarbegovic.

AMD’s new card is pricey and designed with enthusiasts in mind, so few miners will be willing to pay the premium for an elaborate hybrid cooler. What’s more, an increasing number of scrypt miners are looking beyond Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) for their mining needs.

With that in mind, the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 is starting to sound like a swan song for GPU mining, at least as far as scrypt goes.

http://www.coindesk.com/new-radeon-launches-just-time-miner-care
Meet the R9 295X2, AMD’s new flagship
The Radeon R9 295X2 is the latest card in a long line of dual-GPU graphics cards from AMD....


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April 13, 2014, 07:31:45 PM
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did u readed whats the rule to post in "press" section ?
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April 13, 2014, 08:08:28 PM
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did u readed whats the rule to post in "press" section ?

I added the date, forgot about that.
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April 14, 2014, 01:31:21 PM
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Having launched its fastest graphics card to date on Tuesday, AMD will find few takers among scrypt miners, argues Nermin Hajdarbegovic.

AMD’s new card is pricey and designed with enthusiasts in mind, so few miners will be willing to pay the premium for an elaborate hybrid cooler. What’s more, an increasing number of scrypt miners are looking beyond Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs) for their mining needs.

With that in mind, the dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 is starting to sound like a swan song for GPU mining, at least as far as scrypt goes.

It was about time; graphic cards should be used for rendering graphics. Mining has only been a side effect of their computing power and parallel architecture, and they are of course completely unoptimized to do that. Because, again... their design goal is doing graphics.
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April 14, 2014, 10:29:20 PM
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geez $1500 and consumes 500W??? That is crazy! Who would spend that kind of money in today's market with that kind of power consumption? They don't mention what kind of Kh/s this card can get, but I bet it is not too much more than the 290x. Don't waste your money. Buy a used 280x for $250 instead.

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April 15, 2014, 01:43:58 PM
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geez $1500 and consumes 500W??? That is crazy! Who would spend that kind of money

Gamers.

Which are the reference market of a high-end graphics card.
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April 22, 2014, 08:24:21 AM
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actually one of this consume less than two 290x, the problem is the price
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