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I keep hearing about this mining thing. My girl picked up a mining trojan the other day that I had to fix. Techmology, what is it. What is it all about?

BTW I don't have to spend anything on water cooling, I simply transfer the GPU block and sinks over to the new card (not a full PCB block and I like it like dat).

I will eventually go with a 7850 or 7870 just because higher wattage = more stress on my water cooling which affects CPU also. That is unless this refresh offers something better or equivalent for the same amount of money.

My understanding: There are a bunch of "mineable" electronic currencies out there. By far the most popular is bitcoin, primarily because it has the only major backer: A Mexican drug lord. The cartel uses it to launder funds. As a result it's value has skyrocketed way above the others. This means two things:

1) Bitcoins are used almost exclusively to buy drugs, so if you see your kid doing it take steps.
2) By messing with bitcoins you are effectively helping to murder innocent people in mexico.
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7870 is a mean little card~ Powercolor makes the Mini-devil 7870 thats one bad-ass looking card, and if you crossfire them you would be able to push some major fps~ Let me give you an example and I was kinda shocked when I read this as well........... 2 Radeon 7790s will beat a 7970 in 3 out of 5 games! If you add-up the stream Processors from the 7790s they come out to around 1800-1900, The 7970 has 2000+ stream processors but Thats not the only place you can look for performance,Majority of the time you can tell by comparing them. With my cards I have 2 6970s so I have a total of 3000+ Stream processors, I have beat a few 7970s but I lost some as well. Look at the sp count and keep that in mind when buying. Nvidia has the Cuda cores which I believe is pretty much the same thing. thumb.gif
     
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My understanding: There are a bunch of "mineable" electronic currencies out there. By far the most popular is bitcoin, primarily because it has the only major backer: A Mexican drug lord. The cartel uses it to launder funds. As a result it's value has skyrocketed way above the others. This means two things:

1) Bitcoins are used almost exclusively to buy drugs, so if you see your kid doing it take steps.
2) By messing with bitcoins you are effectively helping to murder innocent people in mexico.

Thank you sir, I will continue to mine tacos and burritos into my mouth instead.
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There are several others. Engadget did a piece on one good one a while back. It was specifically designed to favor the single PC user and hamstring the industrial coin miners. You won't be getting that $110 a coin though. more like 75 cents. The way to stay clear of the DEA here is to avoid the currencies used on SilkRoad (the cartel website)
There have been raids on bitcoin exchanges recently. I believe the government walked off with something like 5 million in the last one.
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can it only be done with 69xx or something?

no but 6950 will get a higher hashrate
 
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Went and done gone me a 7850 2GB off the egg (refurb) for $115. MCW82 will transfer right over smile.gif
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