ASUS has presented a new motherboard, the B250 Expert Mining, that could be the best product for cryptocurrency mining.
The date of sale wasn’t announced. However, there is no doubt that ASUS won high completion among leading makers of graphics cards as NVidia and AMD thanks to the B250 Expert Mining. In spite of NVidia and AMD aims to launch graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining, ASUS new product is the world’s first board to support 19 PCI-Express expansion slots while competitors’ products include only 12, 8 or 6 slots.
B250 Expert Mining has the LGA 1151 socket and is based on the B250 chipset. The motherboard supports all Intel 7th and 6th Generation processors. Moreover, the mainboard backs up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory in dual channel mode with 2400 MHz clock speeds.
In order to support such a large number of expansion slots, ASUS has divided the slots into three groups each containing 24 dedicated pins ATX12V power supply. This division makes reliable operations in multi-GPU use.
All slots are working properly with a visual representation of their GPU setup with status indicators. If any slot doesn’t work, an error will be shown by red color in order to find the faulty card. Grey color means that slot is not populated.
Previously in June 2017 ASUS announced release of two another motherboard for mining: ASUS MINING-P106-6G and ASUS MINING-RX470-4G.
The ASUS MINING-P106-6G card is based on the GP106 GPU that powers the GeForce GTX 1060 and has 1280 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1506 MHz, a Boost clock of 1708 MHz, and 6GB of GDDR5 running at 8.0 GHz. The ASUS MINING-RX470-4G has 4GB of GDDR5, 2048 stream processors, a base clock of 926 MHz and a boost clock of 1206 MHz.
As previously noted the main application of B250 Expert Mining is cryptocurrency mining. This process are based on computing power and lots of electricity in order to add new transactions to a blockchain and create or receive cryptocurrency.
To be sure, sales of B250 Expert Mining will be high because of really low price $130 US compared to competitors and because of increased interest to cryptocurrency since recently.
Today many people compare cryptocurrency mining with California gold rush that lasted from 1848 to 1855. It is unsurprising as two of the most popular cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum, are trading at obscenely high levels. Bitcoin price (is in three-times more valuable than gold) increased up to 1000% and Ethereum price increased up to 3000% to over the last years. That’s why more tools are being made available specifically for cryptocurrency mining.