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Nebel

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That's one of the more inaccurate articles I've read in a while.
This is straight up anti-mining propaganda with false information.

First of all, mining GPUs are not ran aggressively. They are just ran 24/7. Every miner knows that you need to lower voltage on your GPU to make it draw as little power as possible because electricity isn't cheap, especially for huge farms.

Second, with lower power comes lower heat. So the mining GPUs are much lower temperature than gaming, which is actually how you run a GPU aggressively - by overclocking everything and dragging that power slider to the max so you can squeeze every possible fps out of it.

False:
Mining cards are not ran aggressively.
Mining cards do not run at high voltage (they are lower than stock).
Mining cards are not ran hot.

How this article got featured on the page and into my Google news is beyond me, but I had to reset my Tom's forum password just to comment on this ridiculous article.
 
Jul 4, 2021
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That's one of the more inaccurate articles I've read in a while.
This is straight up anti-mining propaganda with false information.
Created an account just to say this.

Tom's has really taken a dive since the sale years back. No attempt for any legit journalism lately -- just "buy MSRP buy MSRP consume consume consume" these days.

I'm not sure this was necessarily anti-miner propaganda so much as it was anti-gamer, pro-industry/scalper propaganda.

Either way the absolute best case scenario is that this was a poorly researched article, written by someone with little or no understanding of how modern mining works/worked. Really expected better from my Google news feed.
 

sandvik.fredrik

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LOL.
I had to reset my password to. This is BS and straight up encouraging to increased e-waste.

If you can show me test results that shows that mining gpus are worn out and not worth a $$ compared to brand new i might believe this.
And i mean proper test results, not from a gamer that try to flame mining because he is angry cause he's not getting a gpu.
 
Feb 11, 2021
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Please note the use of "could" and the following:

"Some cryptominers have told us that they will undervolt graphics cards and optimize them to be efficient rather than simply max them out. As such, a graphics card used for high-end gaming hours on end could be in a worse state. But we'd not advise you buy one of those either.

"And while individual miners may optimize their GPU for efficient mining, there's no guarantee big crypto farms will have done the same. In short, proceed with caution here. "

Also, these cards MAY not have been tuned as the mining farms look to make a quick crypto buck so may be more inclined to deadline cards to get a faster ROI. We're talking about bulk users, not individuals who will have more likely tuned the GPU.

Either way, buying these cards at full or more than retail price when they aren't new isn't ideal for the average consumer.
 
Feb 11, 2021
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LOL.
I had to reset my password to. This is BS and straight up encouraging to increased e-waste.

If you can show me test results that shows that mining gpus are worn out and not worth a $$ compared to brand new i might believe this.
And i mean proper test results, not from a gamer that try to flame mining because he is angry cause he's not getting a gpu.
I'm fine without a GPU. I'd happily test, but I'm not set up for it. But please note the source of this article: these are not Tom's Guide claims, but reporting based on other sources.
 
Feb 11, 2021
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Created an account just to say this.

Tom's has really taken a dive since the sale years back. No attempt for any legit journalism lately -- just "buy MSRP buy MSRP consume consume consume" these days.

I'm not sure this was necessarily anti-miner propaganda so much as it was anti-gamer, pro-industry/scalper propaganda.

Either way the absolute best case scenario is that this was a poorly researched article, written by someone with little or no understanding of how modern mining works/worked. Really expected better from my Google news feed.
We are very much pro-consumer and anti-scalper. Other articles on the site will demonstrate that. We're held by journalistic standards, as you'll see in that article we are referencing the report of another publication: we're not making these claims ourselves.
 
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