Crypto Mining Motherboard Announced By Asus

Announcements | May 31, 2018 By:

Asus, one of the world’s largest computer hardware makers, has announced a new motherboard specifically designed for cryptocurrency mining.

The new H370 Mining Master motherboard is a follow up to last year’s B250 Mining Expert, which offers 19 PCIe slots for mining cards. The Mining Master increases density with support for up to 20 graphics cards. It is based on Intel’s H370 Coffee Lake chipset, which supports 8th generation Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors. The motherboard has a built-in monitoring system that allows user to track the status of the 20 graphics cards plugged into it.

“Less time maintaining your machine means more time mining with it, which is why the H370 Mining Master includes a suite of diagnostic features designed to make your platform easier to manage,” Asus said. “Chief among them is GPU State Detection, which scans the system at boot and indicates whether each riser port is empty, connected to a functional graphics card, or experiencing problems.”

While the pricing hasn’t been disclosed, Asus said the H370 Mining Master motherboard will be available in North America starting in Q3 2018. Asus will have its own booth at the Computex 2018 event in Taipei, Taiwan from June 5-9 to display the motherboard.

Other computer hardware makers are also building products designed for crypto mining. Last month, ASRock announced four mining graphics cards (GPU) that use the Radeon RX 570 as a base and have a default clock speed of 1244MHz.