• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

NVIDIA P102-100 Cryptomining Graphic Card Surfaces

Chino

Staff member
Joined
Sep 22, 2017
Messages
889 (2.93/day)
Likes
330
#1
The truth of the matter is that the cryptocurrency boom isn't losing strength yet, and graphics card manufacturers are more than happy to profit off this phenomenon. However, one must have the right tools to mine cryptocurrency effectively. NVIDIA is keen to provide cryptominers with the necessary hardware as they ready their latest GP102-100 card for launch. The GP102-100 should sound familiar to most enthusiasts since it employs the same GP102 chip used in the mainstream GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp graphics cards. Nevertheless, NVIDIA made a few modifications in order to maintain the hash rate while lowering the price at the same time. In other words, we're basically dealing with a gimped version of the GP102 chip with less memory channels, shader cores, and memory.

The Inno3D P102-100 is the first model to show up in the wild. The card packs 3,200 CUDA cores clocked at 1582 MHz and 5 GB of GDDR5X memory operating at 10 Gbps across a 320-bit wide memory interface. Inno3D is utilizing their Twin X2 cooling solution to cool the card. This solution features five heatpipes to draw the heat away from the GPU and two fans to provide active cooling. Being a mining-oriented model, the Inno3D P102-100 lacks a bracket and display outputs. It also only requires four PCIe lanes to function. The Inno3D P102-100 has a 250W TDP rating and draws power from a pair of 8-pin PCIe power connectors. According to Inno3D, their card is capable of mining Ethereum with a hash rate of 47 MH/s which easily beats a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. Pricing is unknown at the writing of this article.


Inno3D P102-100 Specifications
  • GPU: P102-100
  • CUDA Cores: 3200
  • Base Clock: 1582 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 10 Gbps
  • Physical Memory Size: 5 GB
  • Memory Type: GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface Width: 320-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 400 GB/s
  • Bus Support: PCIe Gen3 x 4
  • Card Size: 21.5 cm length, 12.5 cm height, dual slot
  • Max TDP: 250 Watt
  • Power Connectors: 2 x 8-pin PCI-E
Inno3D P102-100 Hashrate
  • ETH: ~47 MHS
  • ZEC: ~660 Sol/s
  • XMR: ~879 H/s
 
Joined
Feb 3, 2012
Messages
46 (0.02/day)
Likes
12
Location
Tottenham ON
System Name Current
Processor i7 3930k @ 4.2GHz @ 1.35v
Motherboard Asus X79 Deluxe
Cooling 320 Radiator
Memory 16GB Corsair
Video Card(s) GTX 570
Storage Crucial M4 128GB, Mushkin Deluxe 240GB, WD Black 500 GB.
Display(s) Asus 24" & Asus 23"
Case Coolermaster HAF-X
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic 1000W Platinum
#2
I wonder how the heatsink would fare on a 1080ti if compatible. One would expect them to consider the card running full tilt 24/7 when speccing a thermal solution.

Edit: They say it uses the TwinX2 cooler. Maybe that is their standard cooler for the 1080ti <shrug>.
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
6,911 (2.20/day)
Likes
6,325
Location
Glasgow - home of formal profanity
System Name New Ho'Ryzen
Processor Ryzen 1700X @ 3.82Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling TR Le Grand Macho & custom GPU loop
Memory 16Gb G.Skill 3200 RGB
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti (Heatkiller WB) @ 2Ghz core/1.5(12)Ghz mem
Storage Samsumg 960 Pro m2. 512Gb
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp 27" (2560x1440)
Case Lian Li PC-V33WX
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TItanium 850
Software W10
Benchmark Scores Look, it's a Ryzen on air........ What's the point?
#3
Curious - how does it do better at mining than a 1080ti if it is a cut down version of one? Does it have any mining specific other hardware on the PCB?
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
451 (1.01/day)
Likes
170
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
#4
That cooler looks like a carbon copy of the Zotac 1080Ti mini cooler, right down to the different sized fans. Weird.
 
Joined
May 4, 2016
Messages
17 (0.02/day)
Likes
5
Processor i7-8700K
Motherboard MSI Z370M GAMING PRO
Memory 2 x 8GB
Video Card(s) MSI GeForce 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB
Display(s) ViewSonic XG2703-GS
Case Cooler master
Audio Device(s) none
Mouse Logitech G502
#5
Curious - how does it do better at mining than a 1080ti if it is a cut down version of one? Does it have any mining specific other hardware on the PCB?
Maybe they somehow reduced latency of GDDR5X, that would improve ETH mining, maybe having less memory does that.
ZEC is less sensitive to memory latency and it slower than 1080Ti, 1080Ti can do around 730 , overclocked more
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,011 (0.63/day)
Likes
250
#6
5GB of gddr5x on 320bit, that would be 10*4Gb chips. I don't remember micron ever making 4Gb gddr5x chips(has always marketed them as 8Gb or 16Gb, which have never materialized). Well of course it should be relative easy to make those on demand, so it's possible. I very much doubt nvidia would use available 8Gb chips and disable half the ram by vbios.

Edit: and the memory clock or bandwidth is wrong:
  1. 11Gbps*320bit/(8bit/byte) = 440GB/sec
  2. 400GB/sec*(8bit/byte)/(320bit) = 10Gbps
 
Last edited:

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
27,212 (6.21/day)
Likes
8,072
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water+AMD VEGA FE
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#7
I guess the thread I started on these Feb 12th wasn't good enough. These cards have already started shipping.

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/p102-100-mining-cards.241473/

5GB of gddr5x on 320bit, that would be 10*4Gb chips. I don't remember micron ever making 4Gb gddr5x chips(has always marketed them as 8Gb or 16Gb, which have never materialized). Well of course it should be relative easy to make those on demand, so it's possible. I very much doubt nvidia would use available 8Gb chips and disable half the ram by vbios.

Edit: and the memory clock or bandwidth is wrong:
  1. 11Gbps*320bit/(8bit/byte) = 440GB/sec
  2. 400GB/sec*(8bit/byte)/(320bit) = 10Gbps
It still has 11GB on the cards. Frame buffer is adjusted to use less of it.
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
451 (1.01/day)
Likes
170
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
#8
It still has 11GB on the cards. Frame buffer is adjusted to use less of it.
That cannot possibly make any kind of economical sense.
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
Joined
Jul 23, 2006
Messages
27,212 (6.21/day)
Likes
8,072
Location
Houston
System Name Team Blue
Processor 5960X@4.8 1.42v
Motherboard Asus X99M-WS
Cooling EK Supremecy EVO, MCR220-Stack+MCR220+MCR320, D5-PWM+EK X-RES 140
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's+ EVGA reference 1080Ti soon to be under water+AMD VEGA FE
Storage Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz
Case Caselabs Mercury S5
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX
Software W10P
Benchmark Scores Zoom zoom mofo
#9
That cannot possibly make any kind of economical sense.
It doesn't have to make economical sense for your view. This is how they were able to get the gddr5x chips to do well in ethereum. That is what these are targeted at.
 
Joined
Apr 24, 2008
Messages
1,133 (0.30/day)
Likes
136
Processor Core i7 3930K / Core i7 5820K
Motherboard Asus P9X79 Deluxe / Asus X99-A
Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus
Memory 32GB DDR3 1600 (8x4GB)
Video Card(s) GTX 670
Storage Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD (2x) Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Display(s) Asus VE276Q, VE278Q and VK278Q triple 27” 1920x1080
Case Antec P180
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Antec Earthwatts 650W
Software Windows 8 Pro 64bit
#10
I thought miners didn't want cards like this because of the lower resale potential.

When miners buy gaming cards they know they can resell them if they want to hit the panic button and get out of the market. Selling their video card(s) investment to both gamers and miners maximizes their buying pool. If they can only sell to miners, such miners can smell their desperation when buying used cards like this.

As far as I can tell miners don't want cards like this because they don't dry up the gaming market supply and they can't sell them to the gamers that they are depriving of such cards.
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
451 (1.01/day)
Likes
170
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
#11
It doesn't have to make economical sense for your view. This is how they were able to get the gddr5x chips to do well in ethereum. That is what these are targeted at.
I mean for the manufacturer (what on earth else would I mean? "In my view"? I don't even understand what that means.): how could it be cheaper for them to buy (very very expensive!) high-end GDDR5X chips and then partially disabling them through software, rather than, say, not populating all the channels? Now, my understanding of Eth performance is virtually nonexistent, but I get the impression (feel free to correct me!) that memory latency and VRAM size is what matters, not memory bandwidth? If so, wouldn't they save quite a bit on simply not populating those pads, and using the chips for other cards?
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,011 (0.63/day)
Likes
250
#12
That cannot possibly make any kind of economical sense.
Agreed, double the capacity ~ double the prize. Haven't seen prize of gddr5x, but I don't believe it differs much from gddr5. If my memory servers me right 8Gb 7Gbps gddr5 costs something about $15 per chip and 4Gb version $8 per chip(in minimum order of 1000 pcs.). That would make $150 vs $80, awful lot of money per card lost.
 
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
451 (1.01/day)
Likes
170
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
#13
Agreed, double the capacity ~ double the prize. Haven't seen prize of gddr5x, but I don't believe it differs much from gddr5. If my memory servers me right 8Gb 7Gbps gddr5 costs something about $15 per chip and 4Gb version $8 per chip(in minimum order of 1000 pcs.). That would make $150 vs $80, awful lot of money per card lost.
Especially if you flip it around: originally 11 8Gb chips firmware limited to 5GB usable total costs you ~$165 and gets you one card - or 2.2 cards with no firmware shenanigans for zero cost increase.

AFAIK there are no 4Gb GDDR5X chips on the market, so they'd have to use the same amount of chips, just less of them.

Again: unless Eth is far more dependent on bandwidth than what is my impression, this is throwing money out the window for the OEM.
 
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
846 (0.29/day)
Likes
607
Processor Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.6Ghz
Motherboard MSI P67S-C43 LGA1155
Cooling Noctua NH-D15
Memory 4x8GB GSkill DDR3 1866Mhz CL10
Video Card(s) ASUS GeForce 1070 STRIX
Storage Patroit Blast 480GB & Seagate 750GB
Display(s) 23" Acer 1080p LCD Monitor
Case InWin 303 White
Audio Device(s) OEM X-Fi Xtreme Gamer PCI
Power Supply Seasonic S12II-620 Bronze
Mouse Logitech G300S
Keyboard Redragon Vara K551
#14
I mean for the manufacturer (what on earth else would I mean? "In my view"? I don't even understand what that means.): how could it be cheaper for them to buy (very very expensive!) high-end GDDR5X chips and then partially disabling them through software, rather than, say, not populating all the channels? Now, my understanding of Eth performance is virtually nonexistent, but I get the impression (feel free to correct me!) that memory latency and VRAM size is what matters, not memory bandwidth? If so, wouldn't they save quite a bit on simply not populating those pads, and using the chips for other cards?
You only need the memory amount to fit the dag size which increases in size but very slowly. It's almost exclusively bandwidth and latency of VRAM that increases the performance of ETH mining. It's why people love Samsung RAM on their 1070s, the overclockability is immense giving you more bandwidth and in turn more hashrate.
 
Joined
Aug 20, 2007
Messages
9,157 (2.29/day)
Likes
8,237
System Name Pioneer
Processor Intel i7 8700k @ 4.8 GHz All-Core + Uncore & AVX Offset @ 0
Motherboard ASRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S + A whole lotta Sunon and Corsair Maglev blower fans...
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 @ 14-14-14-34-2T
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Titan XP Star Wars Collectors Edition (Galactic Empire)
Storage HGST UltraStar 7K6000 3.5" HDD 2TB 7200 RPM (w/128MBs of Cache)
Display(s) BenQ BL3200PT (a 1440p VA Panel with decent latency)
Case Thermaltake Core X31
Audio Device(s) Onboard Toslink to Schiit Modi Multibit to Asgard 2 Amp to AKG K7XX Ruby Red Massdrop Headphones
Power Supply Seasonic PRIME 750W 80Plus Titanium
Mouse ROCCAT Kone EMP
Keyboard WASD CODE 104-Key w/ Cherry MX Green Keyswitches, Doubleshot Vortex PBT White Keycaps, Blue legends
Software Windows 10 Enterprise (From former workplace, yay no telemetry)
Benchmark Scores FSExt/TS: FSExt 14625:https://www.3dmark.com/fs/15253894 TS 10496:https://www.3dmark.com/spy/3557134
#15
I thought miners didn't want cards like this because of the lower resale potential.
Now now, that's just silly. I've always told you: serious miners don't sell cards.
 
Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
3,844 (3.32/day)
Likes
1,416
Processor Intel i5-6600k
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 2400 G.Skill
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 128 and 256GB OCZ Vertex4, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Chieftec BX01
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
#16
Curious - how does it do better at mining than a 1080ti if it is a cut down version of one? Does it have any mining specific other hardware on the PCB?
The base clock on this thing is the same as the boost clock on the 1080Ti.
Fewer memory channels, more TDP that can go the to GPU.
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2014
Messages
1,011 (0.63/day)
Likes
250
#17
Especially if you flip it around: originally 11 8Gb chips firmware limited to 5GB usable total costs you ~$165 and gets you one card - or 2.2 cards with no firmware shenanigans for zero cost increase.

AFAIK there are no 4Gb GDDR5X chips on the market, so they'd have to use the same amount of chips, just less of them.

Again: unless Eth is far more dependent on bandwidth than what is my impression, this is throwing money out the window for the OEM.
Well yes not in any form or known stock. But Jedec standard does not rule that out:
GRAPHICS DOUBLE DATA RATE (GDDR5X) SGRAM STANDARD
JESD232AAug 2016
The purpose of this standard is to define the minimum set of requirements for JEDEC standard compatible 4 Gb through 16 Gb x32 GDDR5X SGRAM devices. System designs based on the required aspects of this standard will be supported by all GDDR5X SGRAM vendors providing JEDEC standard compatible devices. Some aspects of the GDDR5X standard such as AC timings were not standardized. Some features are optional and therefore may vary among vendors. In all cases, vendor data sheets should be consulted for specifics. Item 1827.99C
Graphics memory orders are in usually quite big in quantities, that if nvidia wants ~1M pcs. of 4Gb gddr5x chips micron might as well manufacture and sell them.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
1,864 (0.70/day)
Likes
249
Location
So. Cal.
#18
I wouldn't see this as a "winning" deal for any "Jonny come lately" wishing to cash in. Sure 47 MH/s seems good from 250W; although the lack of any resale when it goes bust isn't for the faint of heart. I would want two 570 verse getting this. Two 570's cost perhaps $700, offer like 48MH/s together, for like a total 240W and have some resale down the road.

It would appear Nvidia is saying, the GP102 is dead to gamers anyway (no one touching them for at the inflated cost) and those already used in mining will flood the used market when running them stops delivering ROI... So let's finish off production with this in bulk sales to the big mining operators. Not a bad plan.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 2, 2017
Messages
451 (1.01/day)
Likes
170
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Motherboard Biostar X370GTN
Cooling Custom CPU+GPU water loop
Memory 16GB G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3200 C16
Video Card(s) AMD R9 Fury X
Storage 500GB 960 Evo (OS ++), 500GB 850 Evo (Games)
Display(s) Dell U2711
Case NZXT H200i
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Lenovo Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint
Software Windows 10 Pro
#19
You only need the memory amount to fit the dag size which increases in size but very slowly. It's almost exclusively bandwidth and latency of VRAM that increases the performance of ETH mining. It's why people love Samsung RAM on their 1070s, the overclockability is immense giving you more bandwidth and in turn more hashrate.
Thanks for clearing that up :) So does that mean that the hashing algorithm is constantly checking the dag for something? That would explain the need for bandwidth, at least.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw 4Gb GDDR5X chips showing up in the next year, then, if crypto demand keeps up. Has to be cheaper, after all, and it's not like they need the capacity. Yet.
 
Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
3,844 (3.32/day)
Likes
1,416
Processor Intel i5-6600k
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 2400 G.Skill
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 128 and 256GB OCZ Vertex4, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Chieftec BX01
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
#20
I wouldn't see this as a "winning" deal for any "Jonny come lately" wishing to cash in. Sure 47 MH/s seems good from 250W; although the lack of any resale when it goes bust isn't for the faint of heart. I would want two 570 verse getting this. Two 570's cost perhaps $700, offer like 48MH/s together, for like a total 240W and have some resale down the road.

It would appear Nvidia is saying, the GP102 is dead to gamers anyway (no one touching them for at the inflated cost) and those already used in mining will flood the used market when running them stops delivering ROI... So let's finish off production with this in bulk sales to the big mining operators. Not a bad plan.
Why would you care about resale value when the card is supposed to pay for itself in virtual cash anyway?
Also, between amazon and newegg, the cheapest RX 570 is $389.99
 
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
6,911 (2.20/day)
Likes
6,325
Location
Glasgow - home of formal profanity
System Name New Ho'Ryzen
Processor Ryzen 1700X @ 3.82Ghz
Motherboard Asus Crosshair VI Hero
Cooling TR Le Grand Macho & custom GPU loop
Memory 16Gb G.Skill 3200 RGB
Video Card(s) GTX1080ti (Heatkiller WB) @ 2Ghz core/1.5(12)Ghz mem
Storage Samsumg 960 Pro m2. 512Gb
Display(s) Dell Ultrasharp 27" (2560x1440)
Case Lian Li PC-V33WX
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Seasonic Prime TItanium 850
Software W10
Benchmark Scores Look, it's a Ryzen on air........ What's the point?
#21
The base clock on this thing is the same as the boost clock on the 1080Ti.
Fewer memory channels, more TDP that can go the to GPU.
Ah, I forget, i overclock to 2Ghz. I lose track of boost....
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2011
Messages
1,864 (0.70/day)
Likes
249
Location
So. Cal.
#22
"supposed" to pay for itself
Until the power needing to mine is up-side-down and no use running it...

RX 570 is $389.99
Okay, last time checked a couple of days ago... but does that still say Nvidia will offer these at a similar $/MH/s or like $780 MSRP? Or the GTX1080Ti get back to it MSRP of $699, even better start having stock at Nvidia Web-Site? I doubt it.
 
Joined
Dec 18, 2005
Messages
6,454 (1.40/day)
Likes
1,037
System Name money pit..
Processor Intel 8700K at 4800 mhz.. vcore 1.264 volts..
Motherboard Asus rog Strix Z370-F Gaming
Cooling Dark Rock TF air cooler.. Stock vga air coolers with case side fans to help cooling..
Memory 32 gb corsair vengeance 3200
Video Card(s) Palit Super Jetstream 1070 x 2..
Storage Three.. all solid state 128 Transend.. 1 T Sandisk.. 1 T Transend.. plus USB external..
Display(s) 27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hrz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS.. 2560x1440..
Case Gigabyte mid-tower.. cheap and not really big enough for what is inside..
Audio Device(s) USB Sound blaster Roar 2 all in one unit with bluetooth
Power Supply EVGA 850 watt..
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech K270
Software Win 10 pro..
Benchmark Scores 3Dmark Firestrike Ultra 8542.. Timespy 11508.. everyday settings..
#23
two of my 1070 cards push out 62 mhs... 8 of them push out 240 mhs and pull 1000 watts from the wall...

not much point in these things unless they are cheap... but two 1070 cards make more financial sense than one 1080tI if they didnt i would be mining 1080ti cards instead of 1070 cards..

but ether way at current payout levels mining is a waste of space.. i have 10 x 1070 cards running producing less than 15 dollars per day and its dropping.. roi at current hardware prices would be maybe two years but as i say the returns are dropping day by day..

trog
 

GrandLine

New Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2018
Messages
7 (0.05/day)
Likes
1
#24
I heard there's already available dedicated mining hardware (ASIC miner) and even some of them can also act as room heater...
so, why miners still using consumer graphic cards?

(my points is, I hope miners can just buy their own dedicated hardware for mining so I can buy graphic cards with normal prices)
 
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
Messages
415 (0.29/day)
Likes
124
System Name Diablo | Baal | Mephisto | Andariel
Processor i5-3570K@4.4GHz | 2x Xeon X5675 | i7-4710MQ | i7-2640M
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth Z77 | HP DL380 G6 | Dell Precision M4800 | Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet
Cooling Swiftech H220-X | Chassis cooled (6 fans + HS) | dual-fanned heatpipes | small-fanned heatpipe
Memory 32GiB DDR3-1600 CL9 | 96GiB DDR3-1333 ECC RDIMM | 32GiB DDR3L-1866 CL11 | 8GiB DDR3L-1600 CL11
Video Card(s) Dual GTX 670 in SLI | Embedded ATi ES1000 | Quadro K2100M | Intel HD 3000
Storage many, many SSDs and HDDs....
Display(s) 1 Dell U3011 + 2x Dell U2410 | HP iLO2 KVMoIP | 3200x1800 Sharp IGZO | 1366x768 IPS with Wacom pen
Case Corsair Obsidian 550D | HP DL380 G6 Chassis | Dell Precision M4800 | Lenovo Thinkpad X220 Tablet
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi HomeTheater HD | None | On-board | On-board
Power Supply Corsair AX850 | Dual 750W Redundant PSU (Delta) | Dell 330W+240W (Flextronics) | Lenovo 65W (Delta)
Mouse Logitech G502, Logitech G700s, Logitech G500, Dell optical mouse (emergency backup)
Keyboard 1985 IBM Model F 122-key, Ducky YOTT MX Black, Dell AT101W, 1994 IBM Model M, various integrated
Software FAAAR too much to list
#25
I heard there's already available dedicated mining hardware (ASIC miner) and even some of them can also act as room heater...
so, why miners still using consumer graphic cards?

(my points is, I hope miners can just buy their own dedicated hardware for mining so I can buy graphic cards with normal prices)
Because after BTC went ASIC-only, every other coin that wasn't marginalized for being ASIC-viable was designed to specifically be ASIC-resistant. In fact, there are coins out there that are designed to be GPU-resistant too.
 
Top