Anyone mining with FPGA's?

Discussion in 'Cryptocurrency Mining and Markets' started by zer0sum, May 7, 2018.

  1. zer0sum

    zer0sum Active Member

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    I'm looking at getting some FPGA's based on information from this BitcoinTalk thread and other sources, and I was wondering if anyone on here was also considering it?

    Or, perhaps already had a setup working, and might be prepared to share their bitstreams :D

    From the discussion:

    8 x Xilinx VCU1525 rig. Each VCU1525 card has one Xilinx VU9P Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGA.
    Each VCU1525 card costs $4000, or $32K for the whole rig. At $160-$456 per day, ROI is 70-200 days depending on the algorithm.

    Hash rate for the whole rig combined is:

    Keccak (Smartcash, Maxcoin): 136GH/s (17GH/s per card x eight) ($160/day at Apr-30 prices)
    Tribus (Denarius, Virtus): 16.8GH/s (2.1GH/s per card x eight) ($304/day at Apr-30 prices)
    Phi1612 (Luxcoin, Folm): 5.2GH/s (650MH/s per card x eight) ($456/day at Apr-30 prices)
    Skunhash (Various coins): 10.4GH/s (1.3GH/s per card x eight) ($261/day at Apr-30 prices)

    Those yield around US$20-$57 per card per day ($160-$456 per day for the rig).

    I'm definitely not getting out of GPU mining, but I do like diversifying :)
     
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  2. jetbird

    jetbird New Member

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    I've been following this guy for a while. FPGAs are the future of mining IMO due to the performance/power with algorithm flexibility. In one of the threads he mentions that "Apparently some guy in Germany is getting 64KH/s with Cryptonight-V7 on the same VCU1525". This is 64KH/s at 200Watts on a $4500 card!
     
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  3. Patrick

    Patrick Administrator
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    The hard part is programming/ optimization.
     
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    Didn't read through the thread, but is there a free to use binary for these cards?
    Back in '14, a friend of mine bought a Vertex dev board and was working on a miner. BTC/LTC crashed and he lost interest.
     
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