Dual Mining Ethereum and ZCash (or other equihash coin)

When I was setting up to move my nvidia ethereum mining rig over to a ZCash mining rig, I accidentally started the EWBF ZEC miner before I had shut down the Claymore Ethereum miner – and what I saw surprised me. On my Windows 10 GPU mining rig, both of the programs were running without issue, my power usage had only gone up 1 or 3 watts (my power monitor was showing 171 watts but now it seems to go between 172 and 174 watts). This is using the best overclock settings on my 2 GTX 1060 6GB GPUs to … Continue reading Dual Mining Ethereum and ZCash (or other equihash coin)

For a GPU mining rig, how many PCI-E 16x slots do I need?

High quality graphics processing units (GPUs) require a PCI-e 16x slot on the motherboard. Unfortunately, when using the best gpu for mining, these cards not only use one of the few available PCIe 16x slots on your motherboard, they are also double-thick, which means they will use one slot and often cover the neighboring slot. Even if you could install two mining GPUs right next to each other, it would slow down thec ooling process and cause your GPUs to run hotter (possibly shortening the life of your GPU, lowering the hashrate as well, and using more power as they … Continue reading For a GPU mining rig, how many PCI-E 16x slots do I need?

Best GPU for mining 2017

If you’ve been in the cryptocurrency sphere for very long, there’s no doubt that 2017 has been a crazy year so far – and it doesn’t look to slow down anytime soon! As the crypto markets are shifting and changing so quickly, it’s always difficult to try and pick just on card as being the best GPU for mining, but I at least hope to point you in the right direction. As interest in ethereum mining hardware has increased exponentially in the first half of the year, there is an extreme shortage on mining GPUs. As I went on a … Continue reading Best GPU for mining 2017

GTX 1090 Mining Speed

Looking for some specs on mining hashrates for the GTX 1090? But wait, you say, you have the 1080Ti specs listed here! That’s right, because instead of calling the GTX 1090 the GTX 1090 like would have made sense to keep in line with the previous series of cards, nVidia instead decided to label their GPU chip the 1080Ti. So, that’s why these GTX 1090 mining speeds are identical to the 1080Ti hashrates 🙂 Click here for an up-to-date mining GPU comparison chart based on hashes per dollar, attempting to find you the cheapest GTX 1090 with the best ethereum … Continue reading GTX 1090 Mining Speed

Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?

This is a tough question with lots of variables, so I’ll do my best to explain the different angles. Mining Cryptocurrencies and Mining Altcoins When people start to look at investing in Bitcoin or Ethereum or any of the other altcoins, it isn’t long before you come across some information about mining cryptocurrencies. The internet is full of stories of people that have made, or are making, fortunes mining cryptocurrencies. While that was true, and likely still is true to some extent, mining can take a fairly large investment before it sees much profit. In order to mine coins, specialized … Continue reading Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?