T4D #84 – Pt 2 Bitcoin Mining, BFL ASIC vs FPGA vs GPU vs CPU


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In this video I take a look at Bitcoin mining hardware. I compare the performance and power usage between BFL SC ASIC vs FPGA vs GPU (Nvideo GTX 560 Ti and AMD ATI Radeon HD 8950) vs CPU (Intel Core i7 3930K).

I demonstrate these in the Bitminter mining client and measure the power with a Kill-A-Watt.

I show you the Bitcoin Wallet software.

I then take a look inside (teardown / review) of the Butterfly Labs ASIC 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner:
BitForce 5 GH/s SC
Model: BF0005G

Pictures of the teardown on my forum: Link to be posted soon

Butterfly Labs 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner, BitForce 5 GH/s SC
Model: BF0005G

https://products.butterflylabs.com/homepage/5-gh-s-bitcoin-miner.html

FPGA- And ASIC-Based Mining Devices
All About Bitcoin Mining: Road To Riches Or Fool’s Gold?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bitcoin-mining-make-money,3514-5.html

Mining hardware comparison
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison#FPGA

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