Thursday, December 14th 2017

NVIDIA Titan V Achieves 82 MH/s in Ethereum Mining

"But how well does it mine?" This is one of the questions in the mind of many in the enthusiast community whenever a new GPU is launched. These are a fickle lot, to be sure; their primary interest is the power/performance ratio of any graphics card, which enables miners to maximize profits. Price/performance isn't much of a concern when users are confident they'll recoup the totality of their investment in the medium run - and sometimes even the short run, if recent changes in Ethereum pricing are any indication.

The folks at HotHardware have put an NVIDIA Titan V through its paces in Ethereum mining, eager to see this Volta-based chips' prowess in this type of workloads. Titan V reveals itself as a graphics card that achieves 69 MH/s at stock settings - and an even more impressive 82 MH/s when slightly overclocked. Overclocking methodology was simple - increase temperature and power targets for the Titan V, and then increase memory frequency until a bottleneck was found. And voila. The Titan V was happily churning out 82 MH/s in version 10.2 of the Claymore Miner - more than double the output of an RX Vega 64 and Titan Xp. Power consumption wasn't detailed in this test, and the Titan V would almost definitely consume more power than a Titan Xp - the chip is double the size - but when we take into account the fact that its TDP is the same, that it's built on a 12 nm process against the Titan Xp's 16 nm, and that it uses HBM2 memory instead of GDDR5X... Well, the differences likely aren't anything to write home about. But the performance is. I'll leave it over to our expert miners to say whether they'd invest in a Titan V for mining - all $2,999 of it.
Source: HotHardware
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47 Comments on NVIDIA Titan V Achieves 82 MH/s in Ethereum Mining

#1
R0H1T
So ETH is gonna surge next, after going up 50~70x in the past year I wonder how much legs does the rally have left in it.
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#2
Raevenlord
News Editor
R0H1T said:
So ETH is gonna surge next, after going up 50~70x in the past year I wonder how much legs does the rally have left in it.
I think Litecoin has more legs to grow than Ethereum does, simply based on the amount of available supply. But I don't think in laws of the universe, so I am likely wrong :p
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evernessince
Yeah, the only problem with showing the overclocked result is that it doesn't show the power consumption spike. GamersNexus did a Titan V OC test and the card consumed 405w, a boost of 150w over stock, so overclocking isn't an good option for miners. That's not counting the noise levels or that the stock cooler would not be able to maintain those clocks without throttling past 30 minutes. You could buy 5 Vega cards for the price of one Titan V.
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#4
silentbogo
Lol... "Impressive result" still with the lowest ROI. It'll take you over 1 year to get your money back, assuming you can get one at MSRP, and you don't count an investment into additional cooling for this already power-hungry beast.
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#5
R0H1T
evernessince said:
Yeah, the only problem with showing the overclocked result is that it doesn't show the power consumption spike. GamersNexus did a Titan V OC test and the card consumed 405w, a boost of 150w over stock, so overclocking isn't an good option for miners. That's not counting the noise levels or that the stock cooler would not be able to maintain those clocks without throttling past 30 minutes. You could buy 5 Vega cards for the price of one Titan V.
Anyone looking to mine using (OCed) Titan V should just take a trip to Vegas & try his luck with cards instead :laugh:
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#6
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
If you are willing to spend 3K that is...:p
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#8
Ubersonic
I very much doubt anyone would ever be stupid enough to buy one for mining. But looking at the numbers if it's 30% faster than Vega at mining, and costs ~£2300 more, which means in theory it would take about four years to repay the difference in purchase cost, and I say in theory as that will never happen due to decreasing rewards over time.
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#9
Vya Domus
Well , miners are definitely not picking them up. Unlike the original Titan X Pascal , it hasn't gone out of stock instantly upon launch. And I would bet that that in addition to that there are also less cards available.
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#10
bug
evernessince said:
Yeah, the only problem with showing the overclocked result is that it doesn't show the power consumption spike. GamersNexus did a Titan V OC test and the card consumed 405w, a boost of 150w over stock, so overclocking isn't an good option for miners. That's not counting the noise levels or that the stock cooler would not be able to maintain those clocks without throttling past 30 minutes. You could buy 5 Vega cards for the price of one Titan V.
Unlikely. With a 6pin and an 8pin connector, it can draw max 300W. It could, somehow, spike to 400W, but it certainly wouldn't be able to sustain that.
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#11
jabbadap
bug said:
Unlikely. With a 6pin and an 8pin connector, it can draw max 300W. It could, somehow, spike to 400W, but it certainly wouldn't be able to sustain that.
Max 300W is pcie spec and has nothing to do with reality, connectors and cables are capable for more and they will give you more. How much they can really give depends on cable wire gauge, pcie connector pins and psus protection circuits like OCP.

evernessince said:
Yeah, the only problem with showing the overclocked result is that it doesn't show the power consumption spike. GamersNexus did a Titan V OC test and the card consumed 405w, a boost of 150w over stock, so overclocking isn't an good option for miners. That's not counting the noise levels or that the stock cooler would not be able to maintain those clocks without throttling past 30 minutes. You could buy 5 Vega cards for the price of one Titan V.
Well for eth one should only oc hbm2:s and underclock and undervolt that gpu as low as it can go. And where did you get those numbers? On their article OC Titan V consumes 420W, but that is for whole total system power consumption not for graphics card only.
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#12
nemesis.ie
evernessince said:
Yeah, the only problem with showing the overclocked result is that it doesn't show the power consumption spike. GamersNexus did a Titan V OC test and the card consumed 405w, a boost of 150w over stock, so overclocking isn't an good option for miners. That's not counting the noise levels or that the stock cooler would not be able to maintain those clocks without throttling past 30 minutes. You could buy 5 Vega cards for the price of one Titan V.
Indeed, my V64s do ~44MH/s with underclocked core and OC HBM2.

Total system power is @500W for 2 x V64s doing this.

As mentioned, given the profit margin at the moment I'd rather get more V64 cards for less outlay ...

O/T: I'm liking the new forum design. :)
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#13
TheTechGuy1337
So as of today's date 12/14/2017. I can go buy three gtx 1070, get around 30-32MH's per card, and the price per card is around $410-460


Let's say I buy three 1070's at $450. That is $1,350 with at least 90MH's and each card if clocked right is 100 watts per card.


VS


This Nvidia Titan V at $3,000 dollars. Not sure on the power output yet, but I'm going to assume it is going to be decently high. It will probably be a little lower than three graphic cards though. The msrp price is the real problem here. Only an idiot would buy that for mining. At that price bracket you might as well look into ant miners which blows all of these numbers out of the water involving hashing rates.
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#14
bug
TheTechGuy1337 said:
So as of today's date 12/14/2017. I can go buy three gtx 1070, get around 30-32MH's per card, and the price per card is around $410-460


Let's say I buy three 1070's at $450. That is $1,350 with at least 90MH's and each card if clocked right is 100 watts per card.


VS


This Nvidia Titan V at $3,000 dollars. Not sure on the power output yet, but I'm going to assume it is going to be decently high. It will probably be a little lower than three graphic cards though. The msrp price is the real problem here. Only an idiot would buy that for mining. At that price bracket you might as well look into ant miners which blows all of these numbers out of the water involving hashing rates.
Yes and if I buy 3 Corollas I can use them to move my whole family from city A to city B faster than if I use a single Ferrari. But you see, people don't buy Ferraris because they're cost effective.
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#15
oxidized
OT

I just wanted to say i fkin love the new look of the website, good job whoever did it

/OT
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#16
TheTechGuy1337
bug said:
Yes and if I buy 3 Corollas I can use them to move my whole family from city A to city B faster than if I use a single Ferrari. But you see, people don't buy Ferraris because they're cost effective.
You are right, they buy the Ferrari to lock it up in their garage, never use it's full potential being afraid to ruin it, and always brag about owning one.

You are right, they buy the Titan V to lock it up in their pc case, never use it's full potential being afraid to ruin it, and always brag about owning one.




:toast:
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#17
bug
TheTechGuy1337 said:
You are right, they buy the Ferrari to lock it up in their garage, never use it's full potential being afraid to ruin it, and always brag about owning one.

You are right, they buy the Titan V to lock it up in their pc case, never use it's full potential being afraid to ruin it, and always brag about owning one.




:toast:
Yes, we have the right to do that.
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#18
trog100
my 10 x 1070 cards are currently at 300 mhs.. in the last week they have produced 242 dollars in eth..

but forget mining unless its for fun.. just buy some eth or litecoin.. $3000 spent on litecoin a couple of weeks ago would now be worth over $10000 dollars.. enough to buy several titan V cards if you are daft enough to want some..

trog
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#19
nemesis.ie
That said, if you mine and it's cold out you can heat your house and get a better return, admittedly over a longer period of time.
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#21
trog100
cucker tarlson said:
how much are 7x 1070Ti's gonna do ?
a very small amount more than 7 x 1070s.. not enough to justify the extra cost..

my 8 x 1070 rig cost me about £4000 to build three months back.. a waste of money really because if i had simply spent the same money on buying bitcoin.. about 1.25 bitcoin at the time.. i would now be sitting on $20000 dollars worth of bitcoin..

as i say unless you are doing it for fun mining isnt the way to do it.. not when crypto prices are going up so quickly.. i did have to learn this the hard way.. :)

i am still mining but only because i already bought the hardware.. but to make money i have simply started buying litecoin or eth..

trog

nemesis.ie said:
That said, if you mine and it's cold out you can heat your house and get a better return, admittedly over a longer period of time.
not true.. not unless the entire crypo scene collapses but then it wont be worth mining anyway.. :)

trog
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#22
Ubersonic
nemesis.ie said:
Indeed, my V64s do ~44MH/s with underclocked core and OC HBM2.

Total system power is @500W for 2 x V64s doing this.
If you switch to mining XMR you will get around 1900H/s per card and knock 50-100w off your system power, should make an extra $40-50 a month per card.
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#24
Totally
bug said:
Yes and if I buy 3 Corollas I can use them to move my whole family from city A to city B faster than if I use a single Ferrari. But you see, people don't buy Ferraris because they're cost effective.
Terrible analogy, just terrible. This is a work scenario. You are going to get more use out of those corrolas no matter how you slice it. People don't buy Ferraris new* expecting to make their money back.

*excluding special editions obviously
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#25
Th3pwn3r
The top notch cards have never been a good value in terms of performance per dollar, not sure why people are even talking about this as if they didn't already know that.
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