On Wednesday Razer launched Razer SoftMiner, a program that you can run in the background of your PC that rewards you with Razer Silver – which can then be redeemed for rewards.
Razer says you can earn about 500 Razer Silver in a day, if you have a strong internet connection and a powerful GPU. But 500 Silver is not that much. A $ 5 Razer gift card costs 1,500 Silver (so you'd have to mine for about three days), select Steam games are worth 7,000 Silver (14 days of mining), while a Razer DeathAdder Essential mouse is 51,000 Silver (102 days of mining ).
Meanwhile acosts 280,000 Silver (the equivalent of mining for 560 days). At that point, is it worth it? Plus, Razer says the points expire 12 months after they were first earned, which would make it a lot harder to raise a big balance for higher ticket items. The Huntsman Elite keyboard costs $ 200 (£ 200, AU $ 340), which does not seem too valuable for 560 days of mining.
You'll have to factor in the costs of internet, electricity and a slowed PC – Razer admits in its SoftMiner FAQ that "your PC will likely run slower than its usual speed" while mining. Kanskje det er verdt det hvis du allerede har en PC som er på 100 prosent av tiden, eller kjøre en underutilisert server. Or maybe not.
Still, if you already have a Razer Silver balance or want a cheap reward you can always give SoftMiner a shot – Razer is giving 1,000 Silver to the first 5,000 signups. Razer Blade Stealth sneaks in an end of -year update