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Demand for Cryptocurrency and Price Gouging of Graphics Card
Financial Tribune
T he rise of cryptocurrency mining has created a weird global shortage of graphics processing units. The tsunami in demand has reached Iran with GPU prices jumping 100% over the past month. At electronics stores one comes across half-empty shelves due ...

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Ars Technica

Here's why you can't buy a high-end graphics card at Best Buy
Ars Technica
The market for high-end graphics cards used to work like the market for almost any other piece of computer gear. You'd go to your local electronics store, pick one up off the shelf, and pay an amount right around the manufacturer's suggested retail ...



PCWorld

Graphics card prices are ludicrous. Here's how to keep gaming in the coin mining era
PCWorld
Miners have been inflating graphics card prices since the middle of the year. But the damage was limited to the middle of the market for most of 2017. Currently, virtually every gaming-class graphics card is affected. The theoretically $200 3GB GeForce ...



Tech Advisor

How to Increase FPS in Games: Tips to Boost PC Graphics for Free
Tech Advisor
Some rely on a graphics chip that's integrated into the main CPU, while others have blazing-fast PCI Express graphics cards. No matter your setup, here are some general tips on how to eke out extra fps (frames per second) from what you have. Of course ...



PC Gamer

It's a terrible time to buy a graphics card
PC Gamer
Not too long ago we warned of a potential impending surge in graphics card prices. Unfortunately for those looking to upgrade graphics cards or buy a new GPU, that prediction has come true, and then some. Right now is the worst time in the history of ...

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How-To Geek

How to Overclock Your Graphics Card for Better Gaming Performance
How-To Geek
If you want a little extra oomph out of your PC's graphics card without spending tons of cash on a new model, overclocking the GPU is a surprisingly simple way to go about it. And it has indeed become simple, on Windows-based PCs at least—while the ...



BusinessKorea

Sales of Graphics Cards for Mining Cryptocurrency Surge
BusinessKorea
When you break a code in computer programs related to virtual currencies quicker than others, you receive a cryptocurrency as a reward. This is called mining and you must have high-performance graphics cards for mining. The eNuri.com said that graphics ...



Quartz

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms
Quartz
Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident. In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His ...



PCWorld

Nvidia updates graphics drivers to protect against Spectre CPU attacks
PCWorld
... Spectre exploits how computer processors handle a task called “speculative execution” to gain access to sensitive data stored in your operating system's protected kernel. But while Meltdown could be resolved by operating system patches, Spectre is ...
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About speculative execution vulnerabilities in ARM-based and Intel CPUs - Apple SupportApple Support
Understanding the performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations on Windows Systems – Microsoft SecureCloud Perspectives Blog - Microsoft

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The Investor

How cryptocurrency has created a new generation of 'miners'
Deseret News
SOUTH SALT LAKE — At the bottom of the stairs in Jacob Berezay's split-level apartment sits a mass of wires — blue, red, yellow and black — connecting 26 black graphics cards and data processing machines roughly the size and shape of VHS tapes to ...
[BLOCKCHAIN] Bitcoin miners drive up graphics card salesThe Investor
China Escalates Crackdown on Cryptocurrency TradingBloomberg
Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich CanadaReuters

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