BIOSTAR Motherboards Could Pay For Themselves,
Great for Bitcoin Mining



December 2nd, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan – BIOSTAR has two ATX motherboards that are perfect for setting up a Bitcoin mining machine. One, based on the Intel H81 chipset, the Hi-Fi H81 S2 is an Intel socket 1150 board and the other, the H61B is a socket 1155 board. Together they cover support for Intel 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Core i7/i5 and i3 processors.

In the Bitcoin world, a “mining rig” is a computer system used for mining Bitcoins. It can be built specifically for mining or it could be your everyday computer for gaming and surfing, and is used to mine only on a part-time basis.

With the rising price of Bitcoins, now about $1000.00 USD for one Bitcoin, GPU mining can theoretically be profitable. What you need is a system that can do enormous amounts of mathematical calculations. The best way to do this is the GPUs in graphics cards. Motherboards with on-board graphics (also referred to as integrated graphics) are not as good as a dedicated GPU card. You should therefore choose a motherboard with multiple PCI slots to fit in 2, 3 or 4 high powered graphics cards like the Radeon series from AMD.

To create a dedicated mining machine, getting a value oriented motherboard that you can load up graphics cards is the ideal strategy. BIOSTAR’s Hi-Fi H81 S2 and H61B with PCI-E Gen 3.0 are perfect choices. PCI-E 3.0 is the next evolution of the ubiquitous and general-purpose PCI Express I/O standard and is perfect for high-end AMD or nVidia graphics cards.

These boards will proudly show off BIOSTAR’s in-house technology, such as audio and power regulation upgrades such as Hi-Fi Power and Hi-Fi AMP. The video output includes HDMI with HDCP which allows full video & audio support via standard DVI output.


By Harry

2 thoughts on “Biostar enters the Bitcoin mining game by introducing two ATX motherboards based on Intel H81 and H61 chipset – HiFi H81 S2 and H61B”
  1. Hi Ricks, thanks for commenting. If you look carefully, it is a press release. 😉
    Definitely ASIC mining setup definitely outperforms it. but seriously, why would anyone bother, just buy CHF or USD, it will appreciate over time.

  2. This article was not researched very well. GPUs are not viable for bitcoin mining. They are too slow, having been supplanted by ASIC mining setups which can outperform even the best GPU setups by factors of thousands. GPU rigs are still viable for mining many altcoins, though there isn’t currently a very good or stable way to trade those coins for cash. Don’t expect to recoup your investment any time soon if you choose to mine, and be prepared to NEVER actually recoup your investment if the coin you mine doesn’t end up catching on.

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