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User Info: BehemothBlade

BehemothBlade
10 months ago#1
I was curious if this was possible or not.

Maybe some loop implemented in the API bottlenecks hashes to be performed repeatedly, or some architecture at the silicon level negates mining hash functions, in a sense that it makes mining un economical. But it only 'affects' gaming at two orders of magnitude less.

User Info: gideond

gideond
10 months ago#2
BehemothBlade posted...
I was curious if this was possible or not.

Maybe some loop implemented in the API bottlenecks hashes to be performed repeatedly, or some architecture at the silicon level negates mining hash functions, in a sense that it makes mining un economical. But it only 'affects' gaming at two orders of magnitude less.

The problem is that GPU mining is already not economical. GPU mining hasn't been viable since the early days of cryptocurrency, but people just refuse the get that through their heads. Anyone expecting to make real money is using ASICs and even then, with all the professional miners in the game these days you better have a warehouse full of ASICs if you expect to turn a good profit.
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User Info: Pox

Pox
10 months ago#3
Sure it can, just means you're crippling your GPU for other legitimate uses. TC, there are no "mining" hashes, it's just a hash algorithm like any other.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
10 months ago#4
Pox posted...
Sure it can, just means you're crippling your GPU for other legitimate uses. TC, there are no "mining" hashes, it's just a hash algorithm like any other.

Like some DRM effecting game's performance. Denuvo isn't that one, but other forms of DRM.
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
10 months ago#5
gideond posted...
BehemothBlade posted...
I was curious if this was possible or not.

Maybe some loop implemented in the API bottlenecks hashes to be performed repeatedly, or some architecture at the silicon level negates mining hash functions, in a sense that it makes mining un economical. But it only 'affects' gaming at two orders of magnitude less.

The problem is that GPU mining is already not economical. GPU mining hasn't been viable since the early days of cryptocurrency, but people just refuse the get that through their heads. Anyone expecting to make real money is using ASICs and even then, with all the professional miners in the game these days you better have a warehouse full of ASICs if you expect to turn a good profit.

That's for bitcoin, nobody is mining those anymore expect for people who got in the very beginning and are rich enough to keep mining bitcoin. Everyone is mining other currencies.
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User Info: Conker

Conker
10 months ago#6
Just curious, but how long would it take to mine a single bitcoin with a single decent setup running 24/7 nowadays?

Let’s say nothing else changes: We talking months, years, a decade?
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User Info: gideond

gideond
10 months ago#7
Conker posted...
Just curious, but how long would it take to mine a single bitcoin with a single decent setup running 24/7 nowadays?

Let’s say nothing else changes: We talking months, years, a decade?

I haven't done a lot of research on the alts, but actual bitcoin can take several months to a year depending on your setup for a single coin. Most people mining it are joining pools now so resources are spread over multiple rigs and profits are shared.
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User Info: Kenny_Mayne

Kenny_Mayne
10 months ago#8
No. Modders will just find a way to disable the blocks
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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
10 months ago#9
Kenny_Mayne posted...
No. Modders will just find a way to disable the blocks

Tax people, that would solve the problem I imagine.
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User Info: Voidgolem

Voidgolem
10 months ago#10
any kind of driver or hardware-level restriction on processing capability would probably kneecap the card to the point where you wouldn't buy it for non-mining tasks, either.
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