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Intel builds crypto-mining chip

by on19 January 2022

Will show it off at ISSCC

Intel is likely to unveil a specialised crypto-mining chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February.

According to the conference agenda one of Intel's "highlighted chip releases" at the conference is entitled "Bonanza Mine: An Ultra-Low-Voltage Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining ASIC."

The session is scheduled for the 23rd of February.

This brings the company into direct competition with the likes of Bitmain and MicroBT in the market for bitcoin mining ASICs, or application-specific integrated circuits, for the first time.

Crypto mining has in the past driven up demand and prices for graphics processing units, including Intel's, so much so that it attracted the ire of gamers. Unlike its competitor Nvidia, Intel has said it doesn't plan to add ether mining limits on its graphics cards


Last modified on 19 January 2022
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