Thread: Why does Bitcoin mining use GPU?
07-25-2017, 02:56 AM #1
Why does Bitcoin mining use GPU?
I am still new to Bitcoin mining and there are many things need to learn, my question is, why does Bitcoin mining use GPU? why can't I use a normal PC to mine bitcoins? what are the reasons? can anyone explain me?
07-25-2017, 07:23 AM #2
CPU are too slow, and do not provide enough compute capacity for crypto-mining. On a Intel Core i7, you have 4 Cores, and 8 Threads (2 logical cores for each physical core), when you can have up to 392+ cores on a GPU. So for the same energy used, you will mine 400x more with a GPU than with a CPU.
07-25-2017, 10:18 AM #3
07-25-2017, 10:23 AM #4
ASIC, it's a server/computer build for mining bitcoins.
If you want to get started with crypto-mining, you should look on other currencies.
Each time, when a currency is brand-new, it will follow this steps :
CPU Mining possible > GPU Mining possible > FPGA > ASIC
So to begin, you should avoid popular crypto-currencies which already require FPGA or ASIC to mine.
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08-09-2017, 12:30 AM #5
CPU is smart and fast, it has to be ready for any command and quickly make a decision, those commands differ from one another, in another hand GPU is dumb, it has one job, that is to take care of Pixels, a repetitive job which fits perfectly with BTC mining, the poor CPU is always busy for these stuff.
08-09-2017, 07:15 AM #6
08-09-2017, 02:51 PM #7
They also use GPU for cracking passwords because of their repetitive nature.
08-10-2017, 10:52 AM #8
08-14-2017, 01:20 AM #9
GPU is a graphics processing unit, which is mainly used for 3D applications. When the GPU transforms lighting effects to 3D, it performs mathematical tasks. Blockchain, the BTC technology is basicallyt a mathemetical task. CPU can also process this task, but it is very slow because unlike GPU, it does not havr thousands of core.
08-17-2017, 11:48 AM #10
You shouldn't really focus on mining if you don't have a high end PC, not only that, but you also need ASIC, which is a special hardware used to mine so the bills at the end won't kill you. As other people stated you can start looking at other cryptocurrencies, they are starting to bloom and a lot of them are appearing, so google some other types and learn.
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