Great news gamers – Cryptominers don’t care about GPUs anymore


Computing giant Asus claims that demand from cryptominers for consumer graphics cards is “disappearing”, though it anticipates that shipments of its desktop PCs will fall by 10%, with motherboard and graphics card shipments dropping 10-15% over the previous quarter.

As reported by The Register, Asus co-CEO S.Y. Hsu said during the company’s Q1 earnings call that the fall in demand was likely caused by the crypto industry’s intent to move away from GPU-based mining for Ethereum, the world’s second most popular cryptocurrency behind Bitcoin.


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