I heard in some forums that mining Litecoin is better using a good CPU (Processor), different from Bitcoin that's better mine using a good GPU (Videoboard).

I want know, this is true? For litecoin, is better buy some good processor like i7 instead a good GPU? Litecoin really is better mined using CPU's?


Any CPU can still be used to mine Litecoin, although much less effectively as a modern AMD GPU could.

Mining with a CPU gives you very bad hashrate therefore I wouldn't recommend it. Even a high end CPU will not give you the hashrate of a mid range GPU.

You should use a graphics card (GPU) to mine litecoins or switch to another coin

Additional Information: If you decide to buy a GPU specifically for mining go for an ATI GPU as its much more effective than its nVidia counterpart.

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CPU is virtually useless for scrypt based coins like litecoin, stick to GPUs, for now.

Here is a comparison of the top GPUs you can buy for mining, with user submitted settings.


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No. A GPU will almost certainly always be faster than a CPU for Litecoin mining.

See the Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison chart.

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