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Butterfly Labs ASIC Review 30GH/s - CoinAxis

Butterfly Labs ASIC Review 30GH/s - CoinAxis

Butterfly Labs ASIC review - Little Single 30GH/s

We have finally got our hands on a Butterfly Labs ASIC miner.  As most of you know, production release dates have been a enormous problem for BFL.  The miner we are testing was ordered in March 2013, it was received October 31st 2013. As you can imagine, the wait time essentially nullified any chance of making a quick return on investment.  With ASICs flooding the market, the mining difficulty is pacing with the production numbers.  Want to make a good return on your mining investment?  Get "fast hashing" hardware quickly.  

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Bitcoin And Litecoin Keychain Review - CoinAxis

Bitcoin And Litecoin Keychain Review - CoinAxis

Bitcoin and litecoin keychain review

Inside the alternative currency economy, bitcoin, and litecoin are on the top of the list.  We are starting to see many quality products being produced inside this rapidly growing market.  Today I'm reviewing the keychains from Paperclip Robot.  A combination of promotion and function,  everyone has keys, so why not support the bitcoin economy as well.

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Gigabyte 7970 Review

Gigabyte 7970 Review

Gigabyte 7970 graphics card review.

AMD 7970 chipset (codename: Tahiti), is the top performer in the crypto-currency mining world.  Gigabyte has done a great job, with their custom pcb, and Windforce feature.  In the world of crypto mining, the ability to Over Clock the GPU is very important.  In the end it's about high hash rates, and efficiency.  This review is based on mining litecoins (or scrypt based alt-coins).  With all of the new, and inexpensive ASIC mining equipment, GPU bitcoin mining is essentially obsolete.  If you'd like to see SHA256 (bitcoin) hash rates & performance with this card, please contact us here.

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MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III graphics card review

MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III graphics card review

MSI 7970 Twin Frozr III graphics card review.

MSI Twin Frozr III 7970 graphics card utilizes the latest AMD chipset.  Code named "Tahiti", this AMD chip stands atop of it's field in the crypto-currency mining realm.  This card is factory unlocked, which means it can be Over Clocked, and voltage adjusted.  This is particularly useful while mining bitcoins, litecoins, and/or other crypto-currencies.  Lowering the voltage, lowers the temperature of the card.  Please note, that the voltage adjustments are available for windows based machines only.  My understanding, is Linux does not have the capacity to adjust the voltage, yet.  If I'm mistaken, please send me a note, detailing how to do this.  I'll update this review.  You can flash the bios in these cards, to achieve lower voltages.  However, I'm not including this information in this review.

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Hi, where do you enter the code in the left picture? The format is different than what I have been using and seeing on message bo... Read More
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Michael
That information is located in the .conf file. It is the recommended way that you configure your Cgminer software. Depending on ... Read More
Monday, 16 December 2013 15:20
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Would you mind sharing which version of Cgminer you're using as well as the driver version for the TF3 and the SDK version? Thank ... Read More
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Sapphire 7970 Dual-x graphics card review

Sapphire 7970 Dual-x graphics card review

Sapphire 7970 Dual-x graphics card review.

The AMD 7970 chipset, code named "Tahiti", has found one of it's best homes inside the Sapphire 7970 Dual-x graphics card.  Sapphire has done a great job with this card, as it relates to crypto-currency mining.  It sits on top of my favorites list.

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Hello! I know that this particular card is one of my top picks. It has a quick hash rate, a generally low temperature, and is exce... Read More
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Sapphire 7950 Dual-x graphics card review

Sapphire 7950 Dual-x graphics card review

Sapphire 7950 Dual-x graphics card review.

The Sapphire AMD 7950 GPU is a fantastic graphics card for crypto mining.  The chipset, code named "Tahiti" in the 7950, is very similar to the 7970 chipset.  The 7950 has 1792 Stream processors, as compared to 2048 stream processors in the 7970.  The performance is impressive, and has broad over clocking ability.

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Hi, first of all thanks a bunch for your time and effort by doing this. However I have question,regarding settings as my Innitial ... Read More
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Yes, those are the default settings in the example.conf file. The example file shows information for mining bitcoin, and has mult... Read More
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Hi, I have 1 gpu at the moment and im looking at bitcoing mining. Thanks
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