According to reports, software developer Yifan Gu (Gu Yifan) found a way to mine Ethereum on the M1 MacBook Air and open source it on GitHub.
According to reports, since the second half of last year, the global semiconductor industry has experienced unprecedented shortages. GPU chips are the hardest hit area. According to Harlan Sur, an analyst at Morgan Stanley in Japan, chip demand exceeds the current output capacity by 10% to 30%. , Which may take up to a year to catch up.
With the large shortage of graphics cards and the mining performance being restricted by NVIDIA, miners naturally have to think of other ways, which just provides new ideas for miners.
Having said that, according to Gu’s experimental method, the mining efficiency of the M1 MacBook Air is very average, only 2MH/s, and the power consumption is about 17-20 watts. It is only suitable for novices and early adopters, with a daily income of about US$0.14, less than 1 RMB. Although it is completely incomparable with Nvidia’s CMP dedicated core, it can be regarded as a new direction for mining, and the miners can be regarded as busy.
It is worth mentioning that he is not the first person to be discovered using the M1 processor to try to mine. Last December, XMRig developers were trying to mine Monero with M1 Mac.