Chinese motherboard manufacturer Tenda
By A motherboard named Chia-D32H-D4 was produced. As the name suggests Chia crypto farming developed for Intel full on motherboard 32 SATA ports. The motherboard, which is stated to be the renamed version of the brand’s current B365 D32-D4 model, measures 530 x 310 mm and can be called massive in this sense. Onda has not neglected to produce a power supply and a special case for this special model. The 800W power supply, whose brand is not detailed, comes with an 80Plus Gold certificate, and there are 5 cooling fans in the case.
The main selling point of the Chia-D32H-D4, as we mentioned earlier, is 32 SATA ports. These ports allow you to take advantage of up to 32 hard drives. At this point, let’s remind that the hard disk prices have peaked in China due to Chia.
While the B365 chipset can only provide a limited number of SATA ports, the Chia-D32H-D4 uses a Marvell SATA tester to increase the number up to 32. With 18GB per drive, the motherboard can accommodate up to 576GB of storage space for your entire Chia farming line. This means approximately 5.760 101.4 GiB plot. According to current Chia network statistics, this is enough for about 0.05 percent of the total Chia network area. On the power connectors side, the custom motherboard is equipped with the D4 standard 24-pin power connector, an 8-pin EPS connector and up to two 6-pin PCIe power connectors.
Based on the LGA1151 socket and B365 chipset, the Chia-D32H-D4 is also very flexible in terms of processor support and is compatible with Intel’s Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Coffee Lake Refresh processors. However, the motherboard uses a six-stage power distribution subsystem.
In addition to deep storage requirements, memory is also important in Chia agriculture. A single Chia slot requires approximately 4 GB of memory. The motherboard offers four DDR4 memory slots that provide the opportunity to have up to 128GB of memory in the system.
Expansion options on the Chia-D32H-D4 include a PCIe x16 slot, a PCIe x1 slot, and an M. 2 slot. You can also choose between an HDMI port or a VGA port for connecting displays. There are also four USB 3.0 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as a power button on both ends of the motherboard.
Onda does not list the Chia-D32H-D4 motherboard on its website, nor does it explain how it is priced. On the other hand, mainland foundations are said to be already in the hands of Chia farmers.
On the other hand, A report has been published that the use of graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining may decrease..