Octominer Presents New Mining Motherboard

The motherboard is powered by the 6 PIN power connectors and it has 8 full size 16X PCIe slots and an integrated Intel Celeron 3855U processor
30 January 2018   2807

Octominer, Chinese mining hardware and accessories company, presented Octominer B8Plus 8 PCIe Slot Mining Motherboard — Intel 3855u CPU, which is available on backorder. The motherboard is powered by the 6 PIN power connectors and it has 8 full size 16X PCIe slots and an integrated Intel Celeron 3855U processor. An owner can plug 8 graphics cards directly onto the board without any need for risers.

OctominerOctominer B8Plus

No more need to mess around with risers and cables just directly plug the GPUs onto the board and start mining. This board is very reliable and energy efficient.

 

Octominer statement

Specifications:

  • Motherboard : support 8*Pcie 16x
  • Embedded 6th gen Intel® Celeron® Processor 3855U
  • CPU cooler integrated on the board
  • Support 8pcs AMD470/480/570/580 or Nvidia P106/P104/1060/1070/1070TI/1080/1080TI
  • Support SO-DIMM DDR4 up to 8GB RAM (Laptop memory)
  • Ports: 2x USB, 1x VGA, 1x RJ45 Network
  • Support server style power supply and ATX PSU
  • Board dimensions: 46 X 18 cm
  • Weight: 1 kg

Octominer B8Plus is suitable for any Nvidia or AMD GPU that is 4.5 cm or thinner, the company said.

The motherboard works on Windows 10 and all Linux based operating systems like ETHOS, SMOS, HIVE OS, PIMP OS and any other Linux based OS.

The price of the motherboard is $199.00. Octominer uses DHL express shipping for most of its products. The boards with the new mining motherboards will be shipped out between February 5 and 8 February.

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Nvidia to Unveil Mining GPUs Sales Profit

In the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019, miners brought to the giant $ 289 million in profit
11 May 2018   122

Nvidia Corporation published data on revenues from the sales of video cards for the production of crypto-currencies for the first time. So, in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2019, miners brought to the giant $ 289 million in profit. At the same time, the company expects that this figure will become much smaller in the second quarter, Bloomberg reports.

For example, during a group call on revenue, Nvidia CEO Huang Jenxun noted that the demand for video cards for mining was higher than expected, but the company believes that in future the number of GPUs bought by miners will decrease by about two-thirds.

Crypto miners bought a lot of our GPUs in the quarter and it drove prices up. I think that a lot of gamers weren’t able to buy into the new GeForce as a result.
 

Jensen Huang

Chief Executive Officer, Nvidia

The mining GPUs sales profit of Nvidia, was higher than that predicted by analysts. For example, Christopher Rolland of Susquehanna predicted that the corporation will earn about $ 200 million on video cards for the production of cryptocurrency.

Earlier, the head of Nvidia, Huang Jensen, said that, despite the pressure from regulators, cryptocurrencies will be popular for many more years. At the same time, according to a study by analyst firm Jon Peddie Research, the cryptocurrency alaquotes helped AMD reduce the market gap from Nvidia and secured 10% of the company's profit in the first quarter of 2018.