Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf
(Re: GPU price drop due to ASIC adoption) ...and it could never happen it took years for them to come out for btc and its harder with ltc type coins cause of the highspeed memory needed and lots of it not to mention they will be even higher then btc asic cause of extra requirements.
Good tech assessment.
IMHO, The biggest kick in the teeth for GPUs may come from a surprising source, like AMD or NVIDEA. How hard would it be to optimize for mining? Instead of a GPU ASIC that also lends compute power, why not turn it around to a Mining ASIC that also GPUs?I did a quick ASIC survey and added some opinions.Alpha Tech
This device can perform proof-of-work (hashing) for all Scrypt based coins.
Price: £5450 Shipment will be extra, may be responsible for paying local import duty and taxes.
~ $9k USD for 25MH unit, smaller 5MH unit is 1/4 that.
2.22 kH per $, 50kH per Watt, <=500W.
Warranty: 6 months after shipment.
Summary: Great kH/W, Fair kH/$, Poor warranty. Will it run long enough to realize electric savings?CyptoIndustries
Development updates. Looks like 2015. No word on performance/costs/preorder.Scrypt ASIC International
- Probable ScamSluiceBit
The Worlds First FPGA Litecoin Miners
SluiceBit II - 2 Megahashes @ 100 Watts MSRP $2500
SluiceBit IV - 4 Megahashes @ 115 Watts MSRP $4500
DEVELOPMENT COMPLETION TARGET MARCH 2014
$100 deposit for place in queue. Many forum posters claim SCAM.
2MH unit: 0.8kH/$, 20kH/W, 4MH unit 0.88kh/$, 34.7kH/W
Summary: Good kH/W, Poor kH/$, No warranty info. Will it run long enough to realize electric savings?Litecoin GEAR
Early FPGA miners. GPUs have similar performance, and can be re-purposed.Compare to GPUS:AMD HD 7850
300kH @ 100W $100 refurbished
3kH/$, 3kH/W, 1 year warranty Void for mining or Folding. Can overheat.
Summary: Poor kH/W, Great kH/$, Add in PC system costs, no mining warrantyAMD R9 290
1000kH @ 300W $500
2kH/$, 3.3kH/W, ~ typical 1 year warranty, Mining might void warranty
Summary: Poor kH/W, Good kH/$, Better use of added system costs.
Runs hot and needs cooling help and/or under voltage setting.Edited by WarDad - 3/19/14 at 10:40pm