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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and Ethereum Mining, What to Expect
The fresh Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (Pascal-based) movie cards have bot available for about two weeks now and wij have eventually managed to get one GTX 1080 to play around with it and see how good it performs for crypto crurrency mining. Wij are kicking off with Ethereum spil the presently most popular altcoin for GPU mining and unluckily the GTX 1080 does not do fine for ETH mining. You should already know that Eehereum is better on AMD GPUs than on Nvidia and the fresh Pascal GPUs such spil the GTX 1080 don’t do excellent either and there are some issues with them on Windows for the uur. The GTX 1080 cards are using swifter te terms of clock speed GDDR5X movie memory that might do excellent for gaming, but evidently it does not do good for memory intensive algorithms such spil Ethereum. Ter fact it seems that the GTX 1080 is slower because of the GDDR5X than the GTX 1070 that uses regular GDDR5 movie memory, and when you add the high price of the 1080 it is most undoubtedly not good choice for Ethereum mining like it might be for gaming.
Wij have compiled a Windows binary of the latest pre-release of Genoil’s ethminer 0.9.41 fork version 1.1.Three (source) with CUDA 8.0 and Compute 6.1 that is used by the fresh GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 to test with and you can find a download listig below. So let us get to the hashrates you can expect from the GTX 1080 by mining under Windows and then from Linux. If you are using Windows 7 or 8.x you will notice that with the default settings the miner will crash when attempting to flow the DAG verkeersopstopping into the movie memory of GTX 1080, regardless if you are using OpenCL or CUDA mode. Other OpenCL only miners such spil qtminer will also fail with a driver crash, this is a driver punt and even if you manage to not crash the driver you will get a disappointingly low show. You can run the Genoil CUDA fork of ethminer ter CUDA mode with the -U option and add the following parameters –cuda-grid-size 2048 –cuda-block-size 128 to prevent the driver crash, however you will be getting less than 1 MHS te terms of hashrate, so pointless.
If you stir to Windows Ten the situation is slightly better, but not that much actually. With the latest movie drivers 368.39 for Windows Ten you will be able to mine Ethereum, unlike on Windows 7/8.x, but the hashrate you will get is still going to be disappointingly low at just about 4-5 MHS. Again a driver issues, however there is a talk about an upcoming driver update that should fix the problem of low hashrate at least for Windows Ten that is expected sometime next month (wij cannot confirm this however).
So the only thing that is left to do if you already got a GTX 1080 GPU or more than one and want to mine Ethereum with it is to go for Linux. Under Linux people are reporting about 23 MHS on average spil hashrate for mining Ethereum on GTX 1080, a speed that is a bit higher than what you can get from GTX 970, GTX 980 or GTX 980 Ti, but still a bit disappointing compared to what you can get from high-end AMD GPUs. The GTX 1070 that wij already mentioned is doing better for Ethereum should be capable of around 27 MHS under Linux (te Windows they evidently have the same low spectacle issues for the uur), however wij have not yet bot able to personally verify that. So even with the low power consumption thesis hashrates from the GTX 1080/1070 are not that fine and when you add te the high price of the GPUs at the uur and the driver issues with Windows, you can pretty much leave behind about being blessed with mining Ethereum with thesis movie cards. They should be better capable for other altcoin algorithms that are not memory intensive like Ethereum and wij are off to checking that next, so stay tuned for more results.