Ethereum’s « farms » are getting notebook PCs with the latest GeForce Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics cards against the backdrop of the Ethereum’s soaring stock price and chronic graphics card shortages.
What if someone told you that you can mine Ethereum at home with your gaming PC or even your laptop? In the context of cryptomoney, mining consists in killing the computation necessary to the functioning of the blockchain. In exchange for this provision of resources, the system unlocks small quantities of Ethereum. However, what is interesting is that these quantities do not follow the courses.
If you follow the economic news, you know that in the space of one year, we have gone from a course of 1 ETH = 100 € to more than 1 300 € today. This obviously changes the situation for minors, whatever their level and ambition. In any case, it becomes easier to generate more than the energy costs of the mining itself and the depreciation of the equipment.
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Ethereum mining becomes very interesting, even with a notebook PC
Unlike Bitcoin, whose mining requires the use of expensive ASIC (Application-specific integrated circuit) chips, which are exclusively dedicated to this task, Ethereum can be mined with simple graphic cards. The problem is that stocks are not legion. So as the price is very high, some people no longer hesitate to buy laptops in volume, and use them directly on their farm.
The TechARP site shares images of Ethereum farms… entirely made up of laptops. The most popular models seem to be those that come with a GeForce RTX 3060 card. The miners share their tips on how to get the most out of the cooling in these machines. The TechARP site continues with an estimate of the return on investment.
The site is based on a popular computer with an RTX 3090 which is sold for 6499 Yuan (about 835 Euros). For a farm with about 20 machines, this means an investment of 16,700 euros. However, a mining test, taken up by the site, gives the following results:
With 20 machines, it gives thus:
Which gives in euros at the current rate of 1,379.75 euros:
In other words, the 16,700 euro investment can currently be paid back in just under three months. This should not help to solve the problem of the shortage of graphics cards. And may even make gaming laptops very difficult to obtain.