The demand for GPUs has decreased in the last quarter, according to the graphic company Jon Peddie Research. Overall, manufacturers’ GPU shipments decreased by 1.5 percent between the first and the second quarter of this year. Since GPUs are used to create cryptic currency, the end of the cryptic currency era seems to be in sight.
During 2017 and early 2018, people will use the computing power of Nvidia and AMD GPUs to create new crypto currencies, including bitcoin. But the crypto market has fallen, and that has made GPU-mining too inefficient to make money.
AMD and Nvidia were, according to a report on Venturebeat.com, hit hardest. The number of AMD and Nvidia transmissions fell by 12.3 percent and 7 percent respectively. Intel, which creates integrated graphics for its CPUs, grew by just 3 percent.
The PC market is showing more stabilisation and now seems to have shed the gold rush of cryptomining, according to Jon Peddie’s report. All in all, the volume slipped away, albeit with occasional highlights for the market. But we can mark the first quarter of 2018 as the last resurgence of cryptomining fever. Desktop GPUs, which were part of mining installations, have returned to their normal volume.
Where in 2017 it could be difficult to buy a 10-series GTX GPU (and soon the RTX series) from Nvidia or AMD’s Radeon or Vega cards, they should now be back in stock everywhere.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.