Biostar shows off BTC-24GH Bitcoin ASICs

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 18 2014 @ 12:59 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Biostar is the latest motherboard maker to jump onboard the Bitcoin train. The company presents the BTC-24GH, a board that features 64 dedicated ASICs with a combined performance of 25 gigahashes per second, roughly the equivalent of 30 AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards. The board connects to a PC via USB and has a power consumption of up to 130W.
BIOSTAR is now readying a crypto currency (such as Bitcoin) mining motherboard, the BTC-24GH, with 64 ASICs on-board that offers 24GH/s performance which is equivalent to more than 30 ATI 7970 graphic cards. The product is now ready to ship, and BIOSTAR is planning to build up professional operation sites in specific countries.

In the Bitcoin world, a “mining rig” is a computer system used for mining bitcoins or other crypto currencies. It can be built specifically for mining or it could be your everyday computer for gaming and surfing, and is used to mine only on a part-time basis.

With the rising price of Bitcoins, GPU mining can theoretically be profitable. What you need is a system that can do enormous amounts of mathematical calculations. Up till now, the best way to do this is the GPUs in graphics cards. Now there are ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit). ASICs are good at one thing only, solving mathematical hash functions. In this case, their strong hashing power and low power usage, making it very efficient to use.
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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