‘The Merge’ to end cryptocurrency mining on gaming GPUs won’t come until 2022


Turns out it may still be some time before the bane of cryptocurrency mining releases its grip on our precious gaming GPU stock. But a definite shift is on the way. A big change is coming from Ethereum, in the form of something called ‘The Merge.’

Since May, we’ve been waiting for Ethereum to shift consensus mechanisms from the energy intensive, GPU hogging proof-of-work model, to a lighter, non-computationally intensive proof-of-stake model. Back then we were promised it would only be a matter of months, but with no such shift having taken place, gaming GPUs are still in high demand for miners. 


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