Nvidia and AMD are two leading companies in the GPU market. If recent reports are to be believed, the tech giants are now preparing to release GPU’s for mining cryptocurrency. In recent times both the companies launched a number of GPUs for various needs, especially for gaming.

GPUs are not only helpful in gaming but for modern-time technologies such as artificial intelligence or virtual reality which are also powered by GPUs. With a similar goal to support the growing needs of technology, these chips are gradually being introduced to mining digital currencies as well.

A good example of this would be Bitcoin.

ASUS, Nvidia, and AMD are all in the race

An increasing number of graphic card manufacturers including ASUS are slowly launching GPUs that can specifically be used in this sector. Just recently, as reported by CNN, ASUS took the wraps off its Mining P106 and Mining Rx 470 to cater to this particular requirement.

The products have shown up on the company’s website. However, there is no word on pricing or any other information as yet. The company has described its RX 470 GPU as the kind that is durable. ASUS claims that it can operate at all times of the day without any interruption.

Other manufacturers working on producing crypto currency-specific GPUs are NVIDIA and AMD.

As reported by PCMag, ASUS’s currency mining-oriented graphic cards are being powered by both NVIDIA’s and AMD’s chipsets. As mentioned before, the Mining RX 470 is going to be based on AMD chipsets and the Mining P106 is going to be based on NVIDIA chipsets. Both the graphics cards are especially fine-tuned to ensure that the operation runs around the clock as expected.

Recently launched mining GPUs

ASUS’ press release regarding the two products reads that both the boards, i.e. Mining RX 470 and Mining P106 are based on special dual-ball bearing fans. This is done to ensure that the functionality is smooth. The devices are made dust-resistant as well. With this, users aren’t required to worry about their cards being spoilt by external factors anymore.

The cards can work 24/7 without any interruption. The company hasn’t made any more comments regarding their latest innovation as yet. However, ASUS does claim that its Mining P106 is over thirty-six percent faster than any other card falling under this category. PC News cited AMD as telling CNBC in early June that the "newly resurgent cryptocurrency mining markets" were driving demand for its graphics cards.

.VIDIA or AMD haven’t made any comments regarding the two cards yet.