Last year, AMD and NVIDIA launched their new graphics cards on the market with a more than considerable increase in performance and above all at more competitive prices compared to the previous generation in performance per watt. But there are no units available months later and in the middle of the SEC, AMD was asked what he thought of this situation that we are already living with with the previous generation and who in this is. is aggravated.
Can AMD block the sale of GPUs to minors by manufacturers?
The short answer is no. AMD does not have in hand to limit the number of GPU units of each manufacturer nor to control which market it goes to. You can just supply more or less chips per contract, but under no circumstances can you decide on the business side, not with other settings related to your GPUs.
Mining is on the rise with Bitcoin reaching all-time highs and miners are doing their part until the bubble bursts again and the market stops inflating again. But until then and given the movements of NVIDIA, what can AMD do? Also, do you really want to do something for the players themselves?
Well, the statements have been so brief and concise that they are perhaps inversely proportional to the criticisms they are likely to receive.
AMD and mining: I think the blockchain market is important
It seems AMD wants to put the eggs in multiple baskets, since, in a document presented to the SEC, they believe that in addition to the gaming world, there is a significant market for graphics cards within the blockchain, and although specific ASICs are normally used for mine, they think GPUs and processors are important for this.
In other words, they will not discriminate against users and miners for the fact of mining, nor will they prohibit the sale or purchase of graphics cards for mining, as they cannot effectively discriminate. these users.
O lo que es igual, los de Lisa Su no saben cómo parar la compra de estas tarjetas por el sector minero y por lo tanto, no van a hacer nada para impedirlo, puesto que no encuentran la solución y de hecho, es un mercado lucrativo for them. Whether a user pays for one or 10 GPUs, it’s not up to AMD to decide what their hardware and the manufacturer’s are used on.
Undoubtedly this will bring cue, since his big rival thinks the exact opposite, at least in part, to this attitude. Will NVIDIA lead the way for AMD on mining? Where is the rumor about AMD GPUs for mining in 2021?