ASRock claims to have first motherboards made for Bitcoin mining

The Bitcoin currency trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it was recently named as legal tender in Germany. One of the reasons for its rise in popularity is that anyone can literally make new Bitcons by having PCs "mine" new ones. This happens because PCs can be set to solve more and more complex math problems. However, the amount of time, and the amount of processing power, needed to make new Bitcoins increases with each new one that's made.

Now, the Taiwan-based PC hardware company ASRock has announced two new motherboards that they claim are the first to be designed specifically to help with Bitcoin mining. Both the H81 Pro BTC and H61 Pro BTC models allow people to create their own desktop PCs that support up to six (yes, six) graphics cards. Both boards also have two extra 4-pin power connectors than normal.

ASRock states, "The abundant onboard PCIe slots guarantee fast GPU mining, while the additional power connectors provide advanced system stability while mining." Add it all up and the company is clearly marketing these two motherboards for the Bitcoin mining enthusiast. It may be the first time that this has happened but if Bitcoins continue to be popular, it may not be the last. Pricing for these two motherboards has not yet been announced, nor a release date.

Source: ASRock via PC Gamer | Image via ASRock

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Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Bitcoin is BS. It's yet another fiat currency that can be manipulated at will.

BitCoins are not fiat, for simple reason that it wasn't based on debt.

Fiat currencies aren't defined by debt

Wikipedia defines Fiat currency as: Fiat money has been defined variously as:
any money declared by a government to be legal tender.[1]
state-issued money which is neither convertible by law to any other thing, nor fixed in value in terms of any objective standard.[2]
money without intrinsic value.


Merriam Webster defines it as: money (as paper currency) not convertible into coin or specie of equivalent value

Oxford defines it as: inconvertible paper money made legal tender by a government decree.

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Bitcoin is BS. It's yet another fiat currency that can be manipulated at will.

And what's not BS?

lol here is a fact for you. your country is printing money out of thin air as well. The whole wealth system is based on debt and credit. the only difference here is that your government needs to use American money even though they know , just like u know, the paper is nothing more than toilet paper. So stop being ignorant and calling people stupid. But ask why people need to use it? peace

I don't know if "at will" counts for the fact nobody controls the exchange rate the way the government of china, or others do with their own currency or the way the US does by printing money (increase money supply), or buying dollars via bond transactions (decrease money supply). you need to research your basics son.

the best way to mine bitcoins is to do so in countries where electricity are cheap but its also have good enough internet connections for bitcoins data transfer.
If you find such countries, hire a plot, and pour your ASIC there.

Torolol said,
the best way to mine bitcoins is to do so in countries where electricity are cheap but its also have good enough internet connections for bitcoins data transfer.
If you find such countries, hire a plot, and pour your ASIC there.

AKA not worth the time and effort, cause the time you spend doing all this crap you could be doing something more productive and monetizing.

CPU+6 graphics cards = I don't know, 1500 Watt? 0,25€/h for 1000W here. How many bitcoins you can get in 1 hour? More than 0,375€? eeehhhmmm...

Its mine... NOW!!!!

Don't forget kiddies, don't just "Mine" and sit back, you're SUPPOSED to go to exchanges and invest too. Just pulled in a LOT of money right now It's up at 510 on btc-e, i'm sooo excited right now ahhhhhhhhrrrggg!!!

Izlude said,
Its mine... NOW!!!!

Don't forget kiddies, don't just "Mine" and sit back, you're SUPPOSED to go to exchanges and invest too. Just pulled in a LOT of money right now It's up at 510 on btc-e, i'm sooo excited right now ahhhhhhhhrrrggg!!!


You shouldn't invest in GPU mining exept if your going to mine Alt-Coins (Which are all crashing compared to Bitcoins right now) , the ROI is almost impossible, you should go with a ASIC KNC Miner or something.

mr1nv1s1ble said,
exept if your going to mine Alt-Coins (Which are all crashing compared to Bitcoins right now)

Litecoin is currently skyrocketing, went up from 2 usd a few weeks ago, to 4 usd last week and is now well over 5 usd

I mined 0.03 BTC a year or so ago, now it's worth $16 - I got the cash out today.

With my un-fancy rig I could have pulled in maybe $600 in BTC, and that's if I'd only been mining every so often. If I'd kept at it hard core I'd be thinking maybe over $2k, but I didn't. Snooze ya loose sadly. I didn't see the worth at the time.

As for this rig, the cost of running it AND purchasing the parts will far outweigh the return. Period. Someone else mentioned it, get an ASIC farm.

Hardly a mining rig, it was an ATi 6770M and an i7 2630QM.

The monetary figures listed are rough estimates, and I was part of a mining pool so that made it easier. Ran for 72hrs to get the 0.03

did mine bitcoin in this summer, for a research. Not worthy right now unless:
- you pay dead cheap electricity or you can put your farm in a place where you don't pay electricity at all.
- must be able to buy or rent an ASIC farm and even that, right now i don't think it can be profitable; a year before yeah but now? i dunno. The cost of a single ASIC is a lot, imagine a farm.

this board comes a couple of years later; now for generating hashes, that's another story

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