In recent days, representatives of the brand approach the press with a pranked speech: if everyone mines via a GPU, known to have a certain efficiency, the CPU is an alternative to consider.
Certain algorithms like Cryptonight, used especially by Monero (see our analysis), are indeed very favorable to the processors. Especially those of AMD against those of Intel, an advantage that the manufacturer wants to enjoy, just to ride the wave as it already does with graphics cards.
AMD quotes the figures from the NiceHash Profitability Calculator, a service used to simply mine and recover its "loot" automatically in bitcoins. With an electricity cost of 0.15 euro per kWh (EDF tariffs) the gain would thus be 25 euros per month with a Ryzen 1700X @ 4 GHz, at the current price.
And the brand evokes the case of a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor, some of whose hearts could be used to generate profit from a public of players that does not necessarily need all the time of the set of the power of the beast.
The hashrate of a Ryzen 7 1950X is given for 1368 hashs per second (H / s), unspecified on the possible optimizations, with a TDP of 180 watts, a gain of just under 60 euros at the current price. A result close to that of a Radeon RX Vega 64 or a GeForce GTX 1070 Ti.
Our first tests on a Ryzen 7 1800X, with no particular optimization, show a result of around 1 euro per day with the NiceHash client under Windows, excluding the cost of electricity and a hashrate of 500 H / s on average.