Graphics card maker warns on dangers of buying second-hand mining GPUs

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With China’s cryptocurrency crackdown, we’ve been hearing about GPUs previously employed in mining setups being sold second-hand, but for those feeling tempted to pick up what might seem like a bargain – or at least a reasonably priced product – one graphics card maker has attempted to clarify the dangers involved in picking up an ex-mining card.

Palit has been talking to Polish tech site Benchmark.pl (as flagged by PC Gamer), and notes that going by independent testing carried out on graphics cards which have been used for crypto-mining, a 10% drop in GPU performance can be expected for each year the board has been used for 24/7 mining (so almost 9,000 hours of constant usage equals a 10% drop).

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