Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC)

Integrated circuit (IC) computer chips designed with particular applications and computing purposes in mind.

An application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) is first of all a computer chip that is designed in such a way that it measurably boosts the performance of a computer. However, unlike other circuits also consisting of tiny electronic parts (e.g., transistors and resistors), integrated circuits have these different electronic parts fused together efficiently. As a result, an integrated circuit system like the ASIC has been customized to perform better than its discrete alternative.

With ASICs, the entire design of the circuit is geared toward particular applications rather than for every system. As a result, users can better appreciate certain aspects of their computing, for example, heavy-processing tasks such as mining, than others. Meanwhile, computer users with access to advanced ASICs can manipulate crypto mining to obtain unprecedented benefits.

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