We often hear both CPU and GPU mining are dead.

There is a number of new currencies designed specifically for CPU or GPU mining. Which are these? Can you mine them effectively with GPU?

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You can look at litecoin. It is still feasible to mine it with CPU and GPU, because it is really hard to implement the algorithm in ASICs. And the price of litecoin is not bad.

  • Although GPU are still more efficient, even dor scrypt.
    – Jori
    Nov 28, 2013 at 9:28
  • I have not told that you will be better with CPU. I just told that you can still mine and get some profit with CPU. Nov 28, 2013 at 21:30
  • *GPU's and dor=for, can't edit typo anymore :). @Salvador Dali looking at the scrypt performance comparison for hardware I'd say efficiency of CPU : GPU is as 1 : 10, so that makes quite a difference.
    – Jori
    Nov 29, 2013 at 13:14

I know you can mine Ethereum, Monero and Litecoin.

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