what is the difference between ASIC and FPGA?

Holl
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what is the difference between ASIC and FPGA?

Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:57 am

I want to know what is the difference between ASIC and FPGA and which is best for mining? How these differences between ASIC and FPGA performed for bitcoin mining purposes?
sidney
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Re: what is the difference between ASIC and FPGA?

Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:47 pm

FPGA

- not cost effective
- An FPGA is cheap in quantity ($300-$500)
- They can mine decently (200MHash/s or so)
- consume less power than GPUs

ASIC

- An ASIC is expensive in quantity one ($2,000,000).
- Can perform unbelievably quick mining (perhaps 1GHash/s)

The choice is yours.

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