Why people here seek GPU mining if algorithm is memory hard?


#1

The proof of work is memory hard. So why people try use GPU so much when they can just invest on CPU with 64 RAM or greater?
I realize that clock speed helps solving Gen. Birthday Problem, but does the advantage between GPU and CPU is so big? I had thought this is what you try to prevent.


#2

Because the most CPUs you can use in one motherboard is one. Two if you go for the expensive Xeon motherboards.

With a GPU you can have 7 GPUS in one motherboard.


#3

and hash rate, even with ZCash is generally 2 times on a GPU when compared to a CPU of the same price range


#4

Thanks!

I still find this pricing fact interesting...

I had thought that people would run to buy 64GB RAM but it seems that there are more efficient way!


#5

You want to buy 444 cpu cores along with that 64GB to run all the Equihash instances you can fit in there...