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Jumping into the pool: How to earn a profit mining Bitcoin and Ether

For the past several months, miners around the world have been extremely active, which can be seen through spikes in hash rates that coincided with a significant increase in the prices of cryptocurrencies. At the beginning of 2020, Ether (ETH) could be bought for $130, and now, ETH has reached $500. The king of cryptocurrencies, …

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Mac mini and Apple Silicon M1 review: Not so crazy after all

The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. Samuel Axon The chassis is the same as before, but it’s only available in classic Mac silver. Samuel Axon The rubber bottom. Samuel Axon Apple is crazy, right? The Mac just had its best year of sales ever, and Cupertino is hitting the platform with a shock like it hasn’t …

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Intel enters the laptop discrete GPU market with Xe Max

Enlarge / This is Intel’s DG1 chipset, the heart of the Xe Max GPU. Intel This weekend, Intel released preliminary information on its newest laptop part—the Xe Max discrete GPU, which functions alongside and in tandem with Tiger Lake’s integrated Iris Xe GPU. We first heard about Xe Max at Acer’s Next 2020 launch event, where it …

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NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3080 order chaos

Engadget NVIDIA did a great job getting gamers hyped up for the launch of its RTX 3080, which does offer a huge leap in performance over the last generation. When it came time to sell it yesterday morning, however, the train went a bit off the rails. NVIDIA apparently failed to account for the excitement …

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GPU Manufacturer Nvidia Buys Chip Maker ARM for $40 Billion

California-based Nvidia is buying British computer chip designer Arm Holdings from Softbank Group Corp. in a deal worth $40 billion. Nvidia, which specializes in making hardware for video game consoles and the crypto mining sector, said in a press release that it would pay Softbank a combination of cash and shares in the transaction. The …

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NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 cards make counting teraflops pointless

Teraflops have been a popular way to measure “graphical power” for years. The term refers to the number of calculations a GPU can perform, but while it’s been on spec sheets forever, more recently the teraflop has gone mainstream, appearing in marketing messages found in the launch of consoles like the Xbox Series X. With …

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Leaks show off NVIDIA RTX 3000 series graphics cards from Zotac

NVIDIA On Tuesday we’re expecting to see details about NVIDIA’s next generation of graphics cards, but some of the information may have leaked early. Tom’s Hardware points out a couple of tweets that claim to share renders for Zotac Gaming cards in the new 3000 series. One from @momomo_us shows eight models in the new …

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Intel’s run at the GPU market begins with Tiger Lake onboard graphics

Enlarge / Intel is looking to replace Nvidia as the “one stop GPU shop,” with a comprehensive line of GPUs aimed at everything from laptops to gaming to the datacenter. Intel At Intel Architecture Day 2020, most of the focus and buzz surrounded the upcoming Tiger Lake 10nm laptop CPUs—but Intel also announced advancements in …

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Ethereum Price Creates GPU Shortage, Some Manufacturers Blame Nvidia

During the last four weeks, cryptocurrency markets have gathered significant value, and the crypto asset ethereum gained over 40% during the last 30-days. The price of ether moving northbound has caused a strain on the graphics processing unit (GPU) market, as ETH miners have become scarce. Regional reports stemming from China explain that GPU miners …

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