Summary: During an interview with Gadgets 360, Roger Chandler, general manager of Intel's client graphics products and solutions division, stated that they will not implement crypto mining restrictions on the Arc graphics processing unit (GPU) to be released early 2022.  He said: "As far as like software lockouts and things of that nature, we're not designing ...

During an interview with Gadgets 360, Roger Chandler, general manager of Intel's client graphics products and solutions division, stated that they will not implement crypto mining restrictions on the Arc graphics processing unit (GPU) to be released early 2022. 

He said: "As far as like software lockouts and things of that nature, we're not designing this product or building any features at this point that specifically target miners. As far as actions we're taking to avoid or lock them out, it's a product that will be in the market and people will be able to buy it. It's not a priority for us." 

Another chip giant Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) has set a limit on the computing power of its flagship GeForce GPU in order to protect gamers and released cryptocurrency mining processors (CMP) for miners.

By Mary Liu