700,000 GPUs Shipped to Cryptominers in the First Quarter of 2021

In a new report, Jon Peddie Research sheds some insight on the impact that cryptocurrency mining has had on AIB (add-in board) sales for the start of this year. Needless to say, AMD, Nvidia and their AIB partners have profited hugely from the high demand on the best graphics cards.

The consulting firm estimated that 25% of the graphics cards shipped in the first quarter of 2021 went into the waiting grubby hands of cryptocurrency miners and speculators. That’s roughly 700,000 high-end and midrange gaming graphics cards. In monetary terms, we’re looking at a hefty sum in the range of $500 million. 

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