News 386 Bitcoin Miner Laptop Should Earn $1 in 584M Years

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3.6H/s for the 8086 vs 15H/s for the 386SX? The 386SX should be much faster than that. Then again, looks like he didn't bother with 32bits mode, which is a huge loss in compute efficiency, memory addressing overhead and register working space. Being stuck at 16bits memory bus width doesn't help either.
 
Apr 29, 2021
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"7 trillion times faster than the old Toshiba laptop."

Nobody will ever need that much speed says the guy postulating from the 80s.
 
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Programmer 8-bit Show And Tell managed to mod his 1 MHz Commodore 64 to mine Bitcoin. This is a remarkable feat for hardware that's close to 40 years old. However, at 0.3 H/s, the system will take nearly a billion years, just to turn a profit of US$10.
 

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Programmer 8-bit Show And Tell managed to mod his 1 MHz Commodore 64 to mine Bitcoin. This is a remarkable feat for hardware that's close to 40 years old. However, at 0.3 H/s, the system will take nearly a billion years, just to turn a profit of US$10.
Profit is what you have left after costs. Operating a C64 for a billion years is going to be one heck of a power bill. Then you have all of the maintenance costs over that sort of time span to factor in. You'll be spending millions of dollars just sweeping the dust off of it over that sort of timespan :)
 

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