Monthly Archives March 2014

Looking to add more gpus to my mining rig…wonder if this will work…

Ahh the possibilities…

PCIe2-460 PCI Express Gen2 Expansion Backplane


Nvidia reveals details about the Titan-Z

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z

NVIDIA began the GPU Technology conference today by revealing the GeForce GTX TITAN Z. This card has two GK110 GPU’s  together on to a single card giving it a total of 5760 CUDA cores and 12GB of on board ram!! NVIDIA is currently saying this card is capable of 8 TeraFLOPS and is made for 5K gaming!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z

The design looks kind of like a  Titan, but they moved the fan from the rear of the card to the middle. Don’t get too excited unless you’ve got $3000 to spend on it ;)

KnCMiner Sells $2 Million worth of Titan Script Mining Machines in 4 Hours


Each one of these units selll for $9,995 each. While selling  200 units  is a good start, the company wants to sell 2500 units with this first offering . The Titan Mining Machine is targeted at mining alternative coins like Litecoin and Dogecoin. The unit is rated at 100 MH/s. The typical Radeon R9 290X is rated at 850 KH/s, or just under 1/mhz so you would need around 117 R9 290X’s to achieve the same hashing power.

With this machine coming to market, those who have spent a massive amount of money on multiple mining machines with expensive GPUs may look to this as another possibility . When you do the math, with the Titan’s current hash rate and current exchange rates of current crypto-currency it would take just over  a month for to get their $10,000K investment returned from purchasing the Titan.

The Titan is expected to ship sometime in the second or third quarter of 2014.

Zotac Announces its newest creattion: The GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt Graphics Card

Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt

Zotac has just announced their GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt Graphics Card. Word is Zotac are releasing this only to China, but if I know my Chinese , they will find a way to get this to the states, they are known for that.

The card features a much more robust cooling solution, a much more stronger VRMss and  just a much better overall product design than Zotac’s reference 750 Ti card. The name Thunderbolt has nothing to do with the Thunderbolt interface either. The new cooler design  features a dual 90 mm hybrid  fans that sit on top of a big aluminum heatsink that has heatpipes. The whole cooling solution is covered by a nice clean aluminum shroud.


Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt

Most of you that are into bitcoin mining will just want to know the bottom line numbers. Here you go: It comes overclocked from Zotac at speeds of 1229 MHz core, 1320 MHz boost and 6000 Mhz memory. When compared to the reference GTX 750 Ti speeds of 1020/1085 (boost)/5400 MHz. This will make it the highest factory overclocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti to date. It is expected to be priced at  around $195 US, if/when it reaches the states.


Updated list of large companies that accept bitcoin (March 2014):

I was shocked at quite a few of these. The list is growing daily. 

  • – An online company that allows user to create free blogs
  • – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking
  • Amazon – An online company that sells almost anything.
  • Target – An American retailing company
  • CVS – A pharmacy shop
  • Subway – Eat fresh
  • Victoria’s Secret – A lingerie outlet
  • Namecheap - Domain hosting company
  • Bitcoin.Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world
  • Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
  •  Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia
  • The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan
  • Virgin Galactic - Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline
  • The Pirate Bay - BitTorrent directories
  • Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins
  • Zynga – Mobile gaming
  • PayPal / Ebay (in the works/coming soon)
  • Tesla – The car company
  • OkCupid – Online dating site
  • – For premium services
  • EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider
  • – The new venture started by the former owner of MegaUpload Kim Dotcom
  • Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services
  • Etsy Vendors – 93 of them
  • - Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons
  • Tigerdirect – Major electronic online retailer
  • – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels
  • Zappos – Online retailer
  • Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft)
  • – Buy your favorite coffee online
  • Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA
  • Jeffersons Store - A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J
  • Helen’s Pizza - Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice  of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register
  • A Class Limousine - Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport
  • – Get almost anything done for $5
  • – Get SEO work done on your site cheap