It grows by 8MB every 30 thousand blocks. However, the developers have found a way to let them mine Ethereum for longer. Possible reasons are old mining software, GPUs from different brands, or Windows OS that is more demanding to resources. The problem is obvious. They have released the updated software version adding the so-called zombie mode for cryptocurrency mining.
Why the zombie mode? Here is a quote by the project developer Wilke Trei, known as Lolliedieb. I was asked why zombie mode. Well, I found that term fitting. These are cards that are supposed to be dead, yet they continue mining but gradually slower. Like an undead GPU jargon. The new mode is working. As a proof, the developer showed a screenshot where he is mining the cryptocurrency in the test network on epoch This mode enables Ethereum mining after epoch , the last epoch that lets GPUs work at full capacity.
GPU performance will gradually degrade. It means 60 additional days of mining after the official shutdown. On December 21, it will give out Zombie mode will work both on Windows and Linux. Windows will not provide the best results, as you can see in the table. Does it make sense to mine this way?
It does. The network hash rate will decrease significantly which will lead to lower mining difficulty. The advantages are obvious. What to do with all 4GB devices? When miners start having problems with DAG, they are forced to switch to other cryptocurrencies which will make their mining difficulty go up. Here is a bat file setting for Windows. The developer says that if everything is working and mining is on, there is no need to adjust anything.
If you are having problems, run a benchmark using the following command. This one is for Windows. If it worked, you can try to lower it even more. Repeat until your miner launches and operates properly. We recommend mining Ethereum in the 2Miners pool. It has a user-friendly interface, advanced settings, and the support of multiple languages.
LolMiner has definitely brought some good news. Notice that the Super, Super, and Super all end up with nearly identical performance? That's not an error. The odd bit is that the Super requires substantially higher memory clocks to get there. Most likely the memory timings on the GDDR6 in the Super are more relaxed looser , so even though bandwidth is higher, bandwidth plus latency ends up balancing out.
The Ti and Super are basically the same speed, though we had better luck with memory overclocking on the Super. That reduces power use and temperatures and boosts overall efficiency. Stepping back one generation further to Pascal GTX series , the approach changes a bit. Maximum memory clocks are still critical, but core clocks start to matter more—the architecture isn't tuned for compute as much as Turing and Ampere. We got our best results by overclocking the GPU core and memory speed, but then setting a power limit.
Tweaking AMD's previous generation GPUs is a bit different, in that rather than limiting the power, the best approach is to tune the voltage and clock speed. Not surprisingly, the older the GPUs get, the lower the hash rates and efficiency become. Let's start with the previous generation and move back from there. Move back to the Vega architecture and the large memory bandwidth that comes from HBM2 comes into play. But Vega was also a power-hungry architecture, and it benefits from turning down the GPU clocks.
That gave mining clocks of MHz. Vega 64 and Vega 56 used similar settings, but half the memory capacity and bus width limits performance quite a bit relative to the Radeon VII. Also, our results on the reference blower cards are probably far less than ideal—just about any custom Vega card would be a better choice than these blowers. We experienced a lot of crashing on the two Vega cards while trying to tune performance.
And then there's Polaris. Much like the Pascal GPUs, our tuning efforts took more time and effort. Besides setting a low voltage of mV, depending on the card, we set the memory timings to level2 in Radeon Settings, and that gave the best results with reasonable power use. Here's a gallery of all the 'tuned' settings we used for the legacy cards. Use at your own risk, and know that some cards prefer different miner software or simply fail to work with certain miners.
Is it possible to improve over our results? This is just a baseline set of performance figures and data, using our specific samples. Again, non-reference cards often perform a bit better, and if you want to research VBIOS flashing and hardware modding it's possible to hit higher hash rates. But out of the box, these are numbers that just about any card using one of these GPUs should be able to match. This brings us to the final point we want to make. Suppose you already have a graphics card and want to mine using your GPU's spare cycles.
In that case, it might be worth considering, particularly if you live in an area where power isn't super expensive. At the same time, we strongly recommend against 'redlining' your card for maximum hashrate at all costs. They will burn out if you run them that way. We also have serious concerns with any component temperature that's consistently at or above C or really, even 90C. Will it be long enough to recover the cost of the card?
That's the big unknown. Here's the thing to remember: Cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile. This means that, as fast as the price shot up, it could plummet just as quickly. At one point, it might have been possible to break even on the cost of a new GPU in a few months.
These days, it would take more than a year at current rates, assuming nothing changes. It could go up, but the opposite is more likely. Just ask the GameStop 'investors' how that worked out if you think the sky's the limit. Again, if you already have a GPU, putting it into service isn't a terrible idea — it's your hardware, do with it what you please.
Paying extreme prices for mid-range hardware to try and build your own personal mining mecca, on the other hand, is a big risk. You might do fine, you might do great, or you might end up with a lot of extra PC hardware and debt.
Plus, what about all the gamers that would love to buy a new GPU right now and they can't? Somebody, please think of the gamers! Anyway, if you're looking for additional information, here is our list of the best mining GPUs , and we've checked profitability and daily returns of each GPU. Just remember to account for power costs and cash out enough coins to cover that, and then hopefully you won't get caught holding the bag. From the first S3 Virge '3D decelerators' to today's GPUs, Jarred keeps up with all the latest graphics trends and is the one to ask about game performance.
Tom's Hardware Tom's Hardware. Image 1 of Image 2 of Image 3 of Image 4 of Image 5 of Image 6 of Image 7 of Image 8 of Image 9 of Image 10 of Image 11 of Image 12 of Image 13 of Image 14 of Image 15 of Image 16 of Image 17 of Image 18 of Image 19 of Image 20 of Jarred Walton. Topics Graphics. See all comments Pandering to the enemy. We are not pleased. Kudos for the information though. Phaaze88 said:. Oh well Toms Hardware has hit a topic thats not realy welcome in the pc gaming community, they should also include sites for the miners where they can get the last few available Gpus as well, we will just sit on the side line and watch Tommy offer advice to miners.
While its true that mining is making new GPU purchases difficult I would argue that this article is valid and should be appreciated. I mean look.. These cards literally pay for them self in time so we gamers might as well make the purchase a little bit easier lol As for availability if anyone is having issues buying a series I would suggest hitting up the Microcenter discord servers. They have the inventory delivery's posted, times, numbers ect. Not that hard to get one if you know where to look.
I grabbed my in 2 days. I'm very anti mining: It causes artificial inflation on component prices It's bad for the environment in general. The mining in the world consumes energy for mining more than several of the largest states combined. The biggest users of Crypto are buying stuff they shouldn't, or using it to blackmail people.
It funds terrorist states like Iran and N.
At the same time, mining experiences the upsurge in popularity. At the end of November 11 thousand people were mining cryptocurrency in the 2Miners pool , whereas now there are over 44 thousand. If you are also thinking about cryptocurrency mining and you are planning to use Nvidia graphics cards, this article is for you. Miners provide protection to cryptocurrencies against the potential attack or cancelation of a transaction.
All PoW networks Proof of Work pay miners with their coins for this job. They either issue coins or take them from transaction fees. When miners find a new block in the cryptocurrency network, they get a reward plus transaction fees included in the block. At the end of — beginning of , Ethereum has been the most profitable coin in mining. It is known as Ethereum or ETH. Miners also call it Ether. If you are not willing to get into the setup details and just looking for final values, you can find them in the tables below.
We still recommend reading the whole article so that you understand how GPU overclocking and setup for mining works. The article will help you apply more precise settings to your GPUs, get a higher hash rate, and decrease energy consumption, thus maximizing your profit. The columns contain a model, core clock, memory clock, power limit, and expected performance.
Here are Nvidia overclocking settings. If you want to learn more about the overclocking process and GPU settings for mining, keep reading. It's important to note that as you are overclocking and testing, always monitor the GPU temperature. You can only mine Ether safely if the core temperature is below 65 degrees.
If it's higher, you are mining at your own risk. We will not go into more detail in this article. It's a bit trickier to set up high-efficiency mining for Nvidia, so we will look at each series separately. There is an issue with Nvidia graphics cards on Windows. The GPU memory at a standard clock commits a few errors that are not critical when rendering images in games, but they may be critical when making exact calculations.
We have a situation where P2 lowers the clock, while a mining device increases it at the same time. The mining device keeps working, but when you turn it off, P2 switches back, while manually added overclock remains. As a result, the driver crashes when you turn off or restart the mining software. It's important to note that switching from P2 to P0 doesn't make a hash rate higher.
It just enhances stability when you turn your mining software on or off and reboot it. Another important thing is that Force P2 state is restored anytime you install a new Nvidia graphics card, so make sure to double check. Miners had to increase energy consumption to maintain hash rate which affected energy efficiency. It's important to note that with each new Ethereum epoch they change every four days energy consumption of Nvidia GTX 10xx graphics cards will increase by a bit until it reaches the GPU max power limit.
It can happen approximately in 1. The problem was fixed for the 16xx, 20xx, and 30xx. The speed lost at Step 2 must be fully restored now. However, after the release of ETHlargementPill-r2 that lowers timings for this type of memory, they started mining Ether quite successfully. The pill makes memory less stable and lowers max overclocking potential. For the most early GTX card revisions Rev. A the pill is unstable even at standard clocks, so to ensure the GPU stability you have to lower the memory clock.
If the mining software is still unstable after that, you should use the soft alternative to the pill for such GPUs. The higher you set this parameter, the more it lowers timings but also stability. After you successfully activate the pill or apply the —mt parameter, follow the same overclocking process as with the and If it does which it does for some and Ti models , find the max hash rate you can obtain by raising PL. Do the following steps next. The and Ti overclocking is the same as with the 20xx series.
So make sure to limit your GPU appetite. The is easy to overclock. The first step is to overclock the memory to the stable maximum. Then lower PL. At some point when you lower PL, the core clock may start fluctuating, going below 1 GHz from time to time and then going back in a second. It means that the graphics card doesn't have enough Power Limit. Whether you're mining for Dogecoin , Ethereum , Litecoin, or Monero, these are considerations you need to take into account. Mining harms your GPU in the sense that one of its by-products is producing excess heat.
However, mining is not alone in placing stress onto a GPU. Similarly, overclocking your GPU too often — whether for better hash rates or better gaming performance — can also cause irredeemable damage to the GPU. In fact, some cryptocurrency miners even suggest mining is less harmful to your graphics card than playing the latest AAA game is. As miners seek to reach the highest possible hash rate, the GPU may reach high temperatures but will remain at a consistent one with a consistent workload.
In contrast, as playing games see the GPU fluctuate between rapid cooling and rapid heating depending on the load, this could cause more damage in the long run.
Again, maxing out fan speeds and memory clocks while dropping the GPU core clocks and power limit are key to improving overall hash rates. Does it make sense to mine this way? It does. Along with 4GB GPUs, 4GB ASICs will also stop mining Ethereum. The network hash rate will decrease. How to Overclock a GPU for Ethereum Mining · First, we should identify the max memory clock at +25 MHz intervals. · Find the core voltage that.