ASUS’ new motherboard is made specifically for cryptocurrency mining.
Taiwan-based giant electronic manufacturer Asus is making mining for cryptocurrency so much easier. The company just announced the launch of the H370 mining master motherboard aimed for miners.
What’s notable on this latest offering is its support for up to 20 graphic cards. USB riser cables can also be plugged directly into the printed circuit board (PCB). Additionally, Asus claims that it is now easier to diagnose problems with the motherboard which reduces the downtime.
“Less time maintaining your machine means more time mining with it, which is why the H370 Mining Master includes a suite of diagnostic features designed to make your platform easier to manage,” Asus explains in its announcement.
Here is the full list of specifications of Asus’ self-proclaimed “blockchain behemoth:”
- Size: ATX, 12″x9.1″
- Socket: LGA 1151 for Intel 8th Gen Core / Pentium / Celeron processors
- Memory: 2 x DIMMs (max. 32GB), DDR4 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz , Non-ECC, unbuffered memory
- PCIe: 1 x PCIe x16 slot
- Storage: 2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- Networking: 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN
- USB GPU Riser Ports: 20 x Vertical USB ports over PCIe
- USB Ports: 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports
- Other Ports: 1 x COM header
It is not yet clear how much the H370 mining master motherboard will cost. There is no specific date as well for its release. However, Asus maintains that it will be available sometime in the third quarter of this year. Fans can also have a preview of the mega motherboard at the Computex 2018 event in Taiwan next week.
The H370 mining master is not Asus first foray into crypto mining-specific motherboards. Last year, the computer hardware giant released the B250 Mining Expert which is still available in the market for $140.