2021-03-10 11:53:11

MSI promotes cryptocurrency mining on its gaming laptops

In a surprising move, MSI has published a blog advocating using its GE76 Raider to mine cryptocurrencies. Labelled as a ‘Mining experiment’, the blog post starts off with a brief history of mining before explaining how they’ll use the machine to mine crypto for a month to see if it’s worth it. Spoilers: it probably will be.

The laptop in question is something of a special case, in that it features a seriously powerful GPU, the 155W GeForce RTX 3080. Most laptops use much, much lower wattage GPUs, with 95W and 105W being far more common—due to the amount of cooling needed in such a tight environment. This machine also has an Intel Core i9 10980HK.

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