Starting your mining rig? What graphic card? Radeon vs Geforce

Deciding the graphic card for your rig of Etherium mining, can be very frustrating, with all the models and versions available, the hype for crypto mining unleashing massive demand for some graphics, the choice can be hard.

We will try to guide you trough that process.

The list of graphic cards for Etherium mining, radeon vs geforce

  • RADEON RX 570
  • RADEON RX 580
  • GFORCE gtx 1070
  • GFORCE gtx 1080

Mining hash rate with bios modification

  • RADEON RX 570

With 4 GB (Elpida memory) and a modded version from anorak

Overclocked using Afterburner.

The obtained mining hash rate was – 27 Mh/s

  • RADEON RX 580

Using unofficial AMD driver Fix for Ethereum ETHEREUM DAG EPOCH

This driver alows OVERCLOCKING and UNDERVOLTING

Despite some rumors , this driver does allow you to undervolt your cards. However, it is done differently than when using an official AMD release.

You should be able to undervolt the cards by using only the 4.4.0 beta 16 version of afterburner. Some miners also noticed that AB does not always reflect voltage changes straight away.

The obtained mining hash rate was – 29 Mh/s

  • GFORCE gtx 1070

With  NVIDIA OPTIMISED ETHMINER MINER , with a power consuption of 130W, Clocks +100/+720.

The obtained mining hash rate was –32.3 Mh/s

  • GFORCE gtx 1080

On stock settings, the GTX 1080  outputs 32.04 Mh/s. This is a bit better than the GTX 1070 which starts at 26 Mh/s,

Overclocked can achieve up to 37 Mh/s in Ethereum   (memory clock +300 MHz) (memory clock +750)

The obtained mining hash rate was – 37 Mh/s

Mining power comsuption

  • Radeon RX 570  –  200W of 225W
  • Radeon RX 580  – 130 W of 150W
  • GeForce GTX 1070 – 130 W of 150 W
  • GeForce GTX 1080  -215 W of 280 W

The worst performance in this point goes to the RX 570, imagine a 6 rack of them will need 1350 W just for them, and you will need a power source of at least  1600 W to run the rig.

Profitability of the Mining Rig

Radeon RX 570

Now that we have all the data we can analyse the profitability of a 6 rig mount mining ethereum for all of them.

6 X Radeon RX 570 with a 27 Mh/s makes a total of 162 Mh/s

Total Power comsuption for the rig : 1350 W

Printed on 1/16/2018

Profit per month : $505.51
Profit Ratio per day : 288%

Radeon RX 580

6 X Radeon RX 580 with a 29 Mh/s makes a total of 174Mh/s

Total Power comsuption for the rig : 780 W

Printed on 1/16/2018

Profit per month : $629.79
Profit Ratio per day : 623%

GeForce gtx 1070

6 X GeForce gtx 1070 with a 32.3 Mh/s makes a total of 193.8 Mh/s

Total Power comsuption for the rig : 780 W

 

Printed on 1/16/2018

Profit per month : $712.96
Profit Ratio per day : 705%

GeForce gtx 1080, 8 Gb

6 X GeForce gtx 1080, 8Gb with a 37 Mh/s makes a total of 222 Mh/s

Total Power comsuption for the rig : 1290 W

Printed on 1/16/2018

Profit per month : $765.31
Profit Ratio per day : 457%

Windows or Linux

According to most reviewers, it is better to mine with the RX 5xx and the GTX 10xx both on Linux, at least for now. They state that Linux drivers work better than Windows ones.

Cooling 

Radeon RX 5xx

Cooling is probably one of the best things about the 5xx series and the Radeon RX 570 and RX 580 are no exception.

They are very stable in load mode and there are no complaints about temperature issues to the date.

GeForce GTX 10xx

They are very stable in load mode and there are no complaints about temperature issues to the date.

Price change prospects

You may need to bare in mind the possibility of future reselling the graphical card  and the RX 570 and RX 580 the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 will have a great demand due to mining hype therefore we expect the prices of all this cards to maintain or even get higher.

The GTX 10xx is a litle more expensive, and for that reason it still can be found for sale in some stores, for the RX 5xx we can not say the same because they are all sold out!

Conclusion

In our opinion they are all great mining graphical cards, but the Rig profitability analysis tell us clearly our choice

With a profit per month : $712.96 and a profit Ratio per day : 705% with a top energy consumption rate we believe the Geforce GTX 1070 is a TOP mining graphical card.

The bios modification is easy and no temperatures issues to report in overclocking.

Geforce GTX 1070

 

So did you learned about Etherium mining with a Radeon RX 5xx, Geforce GTX 10xx, Mining hash rate with a Radeon RX 5xx,GTX 10xx, Bios modification,Overclocking,Power consumption…?

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