Saturday, December 4, 2021

Raptor cryptocurrency is here to break your AMD processors

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According to sources, the new Raptoreum (RTM) crypto is stated to have a shortage of AMD Ryzen processors, and this can be made possible if enough cryptocurrency miners jump on the bandwagon. However, unlike other cryptocurrencies which we can mine with graphics cards or ASICs, Raptoreum’s favorite is processors, especially those with huge caches, such as Ryzen, Threadripper, or Epyc chips from AMD which rank high on the list of CPU benchmarks and best CPUs for gaming.

Raptor made its debut earlier this year, and the new crypto coin is based on the Proof-Of-Work (PoW) model and the GhostRider algorithm. The latter combines the x16r and CryptoNight algorithms present in Ravencoin and Monero or Bytecoin, respectively.

AMD’s Zen 3 mainstream processors like the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X, feature up to 64MB of L3 cache and if we go by the information gathered from the Raptoreum Mining Profitability Calculator, then the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X offers up to 4,247 h/s and 3,557 h/s, respectively.

The first could net you 205 Raptoreum a day, and the latter delivers up to 172, and at just $0.0220255 per Raptoreum and utilizing an energy cost of $0.12/kWh, a Ryzen 9 5950X makes around $4.16 a day. The same work will be done by a Ryzen 9 5900X which puts in a respectable $3.43.

The more serious cryptocurrency miners may tap into AMD’s core-heavy Ryzen Threadripper or EPYC products and considering the cost of these products, these miners are in it for the long run. According to sources, Ryzen Threadripper 3970X mines up to 404 Raptoreum per day, while something like the EPYC 7742 gets you 597 Raptoreum.

Currently, AMD’s Zen 3 processor supply is running pretty smoothly and SKUs such as the Ryzen 7 5800X have dropped down to $329.99 at Micro Center. Currently, Raptoreum doesn’t seem to have any effect on Ryzen stock, however, this could very well change once the Ryzen with 3D V-Cache brings chips that can deliver up to 192MB of L3 cache.

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Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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