Erroneous information claimed that Chinese hackers had managed to use the console for mining.
With the lack of stock of PlayStation 5, and an unusual demand for the new consoles, stories as juicy as this appear on the networks: Chinese users achieve hack PS5 consoles to mine cryptocurrency at immense speeds, which will further increase the speculation with the console. It is news that some media shared earlier in the week, but now, it has been confirmed that the news is false. It was simply a joke from a Chinese forum.
The news began to circulate for a post by Gadget Tendency. In it, they collected an alleged capture of a Chinese hacker using a PS5 to mine cryptocurrency through the NBMiner algorithm, with speeds up to 99 MH / s and a consumption of 211W. So that you understand the dimensions of these figures, and as they explain In TweakTown, an AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card specifically modified for mining could achieve speeds of 60 MH / s when mining.
That is to say, PS5 would be far exceeding the performance of a next-generation GPU that is worth more than 1,000 euros, and dedicated specifically to this task. That is the first sign that something is wrong in the story. The second? The media did not cite the alleged source of the image, leaving doubts about its veracity. Of course, the information was false. What they notice in Hardware Times, the QR code present in the image redirects to a message in Chinese, whose translation is the following: “There is no such software for entertainment hahaha “.
So fear not: PlayStation 5 stock won’t be reduced any further for cryptocurrency mining. We remind you that Sony has distributed more than 4.5 million PS5 consoles as of December 31, 2020, and that last week they announced the development of a new generation PlayStation VR model. The last few days have been full of news in the PlayStation universe, and if you have missed the most recent announcements, do not hesitate to consult our chronicle of the State of Play for February.
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