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Boffins unveil open source GPU

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Re: Hmm... Mining Clients

No, the FPGA is for prototyping. The same FPGA (or better an ASIC) specially programmed for mining is going to be better than this GPU implemented using an FPGA.

An FPGA is programmable HW, a standard part anyone can buy for prototypes or low volume (a custom chip needs 10K to 1M pieces and you check the design works by doing an FPGA version first. An ASIC can cost 100K to 1M for NRE, or even more if multi-layer, large die and small geometry etc)

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