Inside this blog article you will find out what are the top five best choices for video cards if you have considered doing GPU mining. The following video cards are chosen according to various factors which influence how best to get out more hashes per second during mining. These factors are: the power consumption of the cards, their memory, shading units (Stream Processors or Cuda Cores) and their floating-point performance. We have also taken in consideration if buyers want to buy cards in bulk and their availability.
The video cards are rated considering all factors, but neglecting the price of the cards, since video card prices are raising constantly. The power consumption and core clock can be tweaked and that can lead to large differences in terms of the hash rate increasing or decreasing. In addition, some hashing techniques require more memory to be available. Thus, the classification of the GPUs below is not set, but rather positions the cards in terms of the first being with the biggest potential and the ones after being more limited compared to it.
1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti has 11GB of GDDR5X memory and a memory clock of 11,000 MHz. That’s the biggest memory and memory clock sizes of all cards in the article. The core clock is only 1,480 Mhz, but with 3584 Cuda cores (shading units). The floating-point performance equates to 11,340 GFLOPS which is an amazing achievement. The combination of having larger memory and float performance means that the hash rate has the potential to be higher than most graphics cards that are sold in bulks on the market.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti requires a 1x 6-pin and a 1x 8-pin power connectors and its estimated power consumption is around 250 Watts. (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum authored by Berta Bilbao. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/top-5-video-cards-gpu-mining-2018/