EVGA

Hot!ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots

Author
rjohnson11
EVGA Forum Moderator
  • Total Posts : 67902
  • Reward points : 0
  • Joined: 2004/10/05 12:44:35
  • Location: Europe
  • Status: online
  • Ribbons : 64
2017/12/06 22:39:28 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/239484/asus-intros-b250-mining-expert-motherboard-with-19-pcie-slots
 
Can you say "19 PCIe slots"? Well that is what this mining motherboard from ASUS has. 
 


Specs: AMD 1920X Threadripper, Samsung SM961 M.2, 32GB Corsair RGB Vengeance,  ASRock X399 Taichi MB, Corsair 1000D PC case



#1

7 Replies Related Threads

    Nereus
    Omnipotent Enthusiast
    • Total Posts : 9723
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2009/04/09 20:05:53
    • Location: Brooklyn, NYC.
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 31
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/06 23:27:19 (permalink)
     
           ....just have to find a CPU that can handle that many lanes... lol.
     
     - oh, never mind - "motherboard comes with a jaw-dropping eighteen PCI-Express gen 3.0 x1 slots, in addition to a PCI-Express gen 3.0 x16, taking full advantage of the 200-series platform's PCIe lane budget."
     
     
     
     
     


                                  AFFILIATE CODE : E64DMBSMI6     |     HEATWARE     |     MODSRIGS $1K WIN     |     BUILD

    #2
    Hoggle
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 3081
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2003/10/13 22:10:45
    • Location: Eugene, OR
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 2
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/07 00:10:37 (permalink)
    This looks like the kind of product that will end up hurting mining. Can you imagine a ton of miners using these? Profits would be great at the start but then things would settle down and it would just not be worth it pretty quickly.
    #3
    kram36
    Insert Custom Title Here
    • Total Posts : 16388
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2009/10/27 19:00:58
    • Location: United States
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 56
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/07 07:06:35 (permalink)
    Last I read, you can't even mine with 19 cards, I think the current limit is 16 cards? So when you buy this, you're hopping that 19 cards will be supported some day.

    EVGA X99 Classified | Intel i7-5930K | EVGA GTX 1080 Ti | WD Black PCIe NVMe 500GB | EVGA 32GB 2800MHz Memory
    #4
    Cool GTX
    EVGA Forum Moderator
    • Total Posts : 11796
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2010/12/12 14:22:25
    • Location: Mid-Atlantic
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 88
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/07 07:28:49 (permalink)
    Looks cool
     
    However that MB then becomes a single point of failure for many mining GPUs --> better buy a spare

    Nibbler - EVGA X99 Classified, 5960X, 2-TitanX P & EVGA 1080FE, Custom loop, modded Phanteks Enthoo Primo, 32GB GSkill DR4, Intel NVMe PCIe 750 SSD, Win10 Pro, EVGA 1600 P2, Folding 3.5M PPD, 4K Acer XB280HK monitor
    AIO Folding Rampage5e10, 5930K, EVGA CLC 240 2-EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 Hybrid, 32GB GSkill DDR4, Samsumg 850 Pro SSD, Win 7 Pro 64bit, EVGA 1200 P2 PSU, Folding 2M PPD, Thermaltake View 71  Affiliate code 05MLLDCG6B

    #5
    fearpoint
    CLASSIFIED Member
    • Total Posts : 2882
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2006/12/16 21:53:57
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 3
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/09 18:39:49 (permalink)
    Whomever buys this is heating the whole neighborhood up.
    #6
    Brad_Hawthorne
    Insert Custom Title Here
    • Total Posts : 21093
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2004/06/06 16:13:06
    • Location: Dazed & Confused
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 35
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/10 23:35:28 (permalink)
    "Mining Expert"? The mining experts got into bitcoin 8 years ago, and own the blockchains. Buying into cybercurrency right now is a tech variant of MLM.
    #7
    QuintLeo
    SSC Member
    • Total Posts : 889
    • Reward points : 0
    • Joined: 2016/04/16 23:05:09
    • Status: offline
    • Ribbons : 3
    Re: ASUS Intros B250 Mining Expert Motherboard with 19 PCIe Slots 2017/12/14 05:33:23 (permalink)
    This motherboard has been out for at least a couple months now (that's how long I've had MINE).
     
     12 "standard" cards + 7 "mining-specific" cards seems to be the current limit under Windows - LINUX there is at least one person claiming to have gotten 21 cards running (2 via the NVME M.2 interface).
     
     The only real good point to this board is the ON-BOARD management for 3 power supplies - otherwise it's just a "if you run many many cards, one fail = lose LOTS of hashrate" thing.
     
     On the other hand, it's not all THAT expensive, and certainly viable to build a good 9-12 card rig with.
     

    I am no longer the friendly FAH competition - thank Vorsholk and his ABUSE of his Curecoin developer position for that.
     I no longer MOO due to abuses by certain "whales" in the Gridcoin community - so I now work the Distributed.net project directly again.
     
    #8
    Jump to:
  • Back to Mobile