Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) Mining
Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) mining is a method of cryptocurrency mining that utilizes GPUs instead of Central Processing Units (CPUs), which were commonly used in the early days of blockchain technology. GPU mining offers significantly enhanced processing capabilities compared to CPUs. For instance, a GPU miner like the Radeon HD 5970 can execute 3,200 32-bit instructions per clock, representing an 800-fold increase in efficiency compared to CPUs. This increased processing power makes GPU mining more efficient for performing the repetitive computations required for cryptocurrency mining.