In just a few months, prices for some computer components in Russia have increased several times. Several factors are to blame for the rise in price, and the weakened ruble is far from the most important of them.
The rise in prices mainly affected video cards, processors and drives – these are the components that are used by miners to extract cryptocurrency. After a couple of years of calm, mining has become popular again, and the rate of many cryptocurrencies breaks historical records day after day. More recently, the cost of purchasing components for assembling a farm, with which you can mine cryptocurrency, would have fought back in 3-4 months, and then you can go into profit even taking into account the large expenditures on electricity.
For mining, not only the computing capabilities of processors and video cards are now used, but also space on a hard disk or solid-state drive. Miners buy the most economically profitable components, that is, those whose cost will be repaid on mining the fastest. This definition fits both new high-performance models of video cards and processors (they are expensive, but mine faster and much more efficient), and old models that are cheap, so they quickly pay off.
Here’s how prices have changed, judging by Yandex.Market:
Seagate Exos X16 14 TB Hard Drive – 65,000 RUB now instead of 30 785 p. in April
Seagate IronWolf 4 TB Hard Drive – 19,990 p. now instead of 10 206 p. in April
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2060 OC EVO 6GB graphics card – 71 679 p. now instead of 32 966 p. in December
Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics card – 71,990 p. now instead of 24 983 p. in January
ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 OC 10GB graphics card – 259,990 p. now instead of 114 641 p. in December
Intel Core i9 Skylake Processor (2017) – 83 300 p. now instead of 44 210 p. in October
Intel Xeon E5-2680 Sandy Bridge-EP processor – 203,066 p. now instead of 65 321 p. in April
Intel Xeon Gold 6226R Processor – 244,100 rubles. now instead of 124 463 p. in March
It is important to note that only those components that are of interest to miners go up in price, that is, they allow the most efficient mining of cryptocurrency. At the same time, many models of video cards, processors, hard drives and other goods for computers have fallen in price in recent months, sometimes by several times.
Source: iGuides.ru by www.iguides.ru.
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