ASUS has released their B250 Mining Expert Motherboard, with support for 19 GPUs. It features 3x 24-pin connectors, 18x PCIe x1 slots, and 1x PCIe x16 slot. This means that it supports 19 GPUs, which is absolutely amazing – for cryptocurrency miners. The price is $150.
But what about the power?
A single 24-pin connector is NOT enough for providing PCI-e power to all 19 GPUs. ASUS tackles this by using what they call ‘Triple-ATX12V Power Delivery’. They have put 3x 24-pin power connectors, which suffice the power requirement of all 19 GPUs.
Current drivers only support up to 8 GPUs?
Current drivers by AMD and NVIDIA only support up to 8 GPUs. But don’t worry, there is a way to use 19 GPUs – use GPUs from both companies. It is possible to use 16 GPUs for now. After AMD releases their new driver which supports 11 GPUs, you can use 8 NVIDIA GPUs to get a total of 19 GPUs for maximum mining hashrate.
|Memory||Dual Channel DDR4 @2400MHz|
|PCI-e x1 Slots||18|
|PCI-e x16 Slots||1|
|SATA||4 slots, 6Gb/s|
|USB 3.1 Back||4|
|USB 3.1 Front||2|
|Dimensions||12 x 9.1 inches|
In conclusion, the motherboard is excellent for miners and comes at a budget friendly cost of $150 as well. It will be available to buy in a few weeks time.