asrock-bitcoinThe Bitcoin phenomenon does not look as though it is about to slow down in the immediate future, but rather, it has more or less grown from strength to strength. For instance, it was recently named as actual legal tender in the country of Germany, now how about that? I suppose anything that offers a certain amount of reward with the least level of effort or investment is always going to be popular as folks look for shortcuts (some call it efficiency) in life. Perhaps it is the fact that just about anyone is able to “make” new Bitcoins simply by having computers “mine” new ones has made this mode of currency so popular, and with the processing power of PCs increasing exponentially with each new generation of processors, these factors have really made Bitcoins explode. ASRock of Taiwan has come up with a couple of new motherboards which they touted are able to help with Bitcoin mining, as the motherboards were specially designed in such a direction.

Known as the H81 Pro BTC and H61 Pro BTC models, they allow folks to build their own desktop PCs which are able to support up to half a dozen graphics cards. Both boards will also be equipped with a pair of additional 4-pin power connectors compared to a standard issue motherboard. ASRock mentioned, “The abundant onboard PCIe slots guarantee fast GPU mining, while the additional power connectors provide advanced system stability while mining.” No pricing or availability dates have been announced for either motherboard as at press time. [Press Release]

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