AMD Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs are also in the mining business
This is for sure the year of the cryptocurrency market boom and as a result, global GPU stocks were drained by miners with the consequent increase in their prices. However, the performances offered by the latest AMD Ryzen and Threadripper processors equipped with 8 or 16 cores supported by as many logical threads and a good amount of L3 cache, could push the miners to also draw the stocks of CPU.
The next mining frontier, the new AMD Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs
Some tests are based on the AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X CPU, a 16 cores with SMT support (32 threads) and 180W of TDP. This AMD solution is very efficient and is able to provide a hash rate of about 1450 H/s with an average consumption of the whole system close to 250 Watt. The CPU, therefore, shows an excellent performance/consumption ratio within the mining sector it manages to stay on the 160W absorbed by the packages.
Do you know what it means?
It means that an AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X can do what an AMD VEGA card can do in mining. So, maybe, it’s time to buy some CPUs due to the GPUs shortage. And a much cheaper solution instead, could be the Ryzen 7 1700, now available between 200 and 250 USD/EUR but still able to produce a hash rate of 500/600 H/s on the CryptoNight algorithm with a TDP of only 65 watts.
A man in the middle could be the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor, with its 3.6 GHz of clock speed and a max turbo frequency of 4.00 GHz. With the large cache of 4 MB/16 MB (L2/L3), this Ryzen 7 is a perfect combination of mining coins like AEON, Monero or Electroneum. This CPU is an absolute beast with muti-thread and multi-core performance far better than anything else at this price point on sale.
So, this is a new idea for mining. With these super-powered CPUs that do nothing during the normal activity, you can put some threads on mining and do your every day works without issue. And at the end of the day, maybe you have some new coins in the wallet. Or also building your next mining rig, instead of putting in it a not useful Celeron CPU, use a Ryzen like you have one more card in your rig. It’s a great idea, doesn’t?