Miners bought dozens of charge cards with the vision of easy enrichment due to cryptocurrencies. The situation even went so far this spring that miners started buying gaming laptops in bulk for mining use.
As can be seen from the above lines, the greatest demand is for devices that may find an application in gaming groups. To mine bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you must have a complete set of very powerful computers called a mining platform.
A special program is installed on all devices connected in this way, which then calculates the preset accounts, which leads to the earning of virtual currencies. Hence it becomes practically possible to buy anything for them, or it can be exchanged for real money.
The most famous of bitcoins peaked in April, after which the exchange rate halved. Although the value is now slightly higher, it still cannot be compared to the standard rate. This is the case with other cryptocurrencies.
That is why a number of miners began to throw away their “axes” in the form of powerful graphic cards. These are still highly valued, as demand still exceeds supply.
10 percent decline in performance annually
However, one of the leading manufacturers of graphics cards Palit told Benchmark.pl that people should be very careful about such cards. It is claimed that continuous mining for one year can cause graphics to lose up to 10 percent of its performance. If they were mined for a longer period, it would make sense that the decline would be higher.
However, the PCGamer server emphasized that it largely depends on the conditions under which miners are running their assemblies. Insufficiently cooled cards, which also occur in dusty environments, can lead to a significant decrease in performance. However, if miners take good care of their rigs and the graphics work more at lower temperatures, the power loss should be minimal.
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