It's quiet in here...but I'm still chugging along

zer0sum

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Seems everyone thinks GPU mining is dead, and ASIC's and FPGA's are taking over, but that's not true yet at all.

My 1080 ti's are still holding strong, and I'll keep buying them around the $600-700 level!!

New Nvidia cards are still looking like an August announcement with September availability, so there's plenty of time left to make returns :D

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IamSpartacus

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Seems everyone thinks GPU mining is dead, and ASIC's and FPGA's are taking over, but that's not true yet at all.

My 1080 ti's are still holding strong, and I'll keep buying them around the $600-700 level!!

New Nvidia cards are still looking like an August announcement with September availability, so there's plenty of time left to make returns :D

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What are you currently mining with your 1080Ti's? Monero?
 

dwright1542

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Same here. ATI RXX80's have come way back down, and are again the sweet spot for monero mining. ROI is significantly better than even Vegas.
 

Fzdog2

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Still chugging along on 16 various Nvidia GPUs. It just seems the 'craze' phase is over.
 

exahash

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Same here. ATI RXX80's have come way back down, and are again the sweet spot for monero mining. ROI is significantly better than even Vegas.
So the saying goes: Be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy!

I've been GPU mining for over 7 years now. The time to upgrade and crank out coins is when the markets are down and everyone seems to have lost interest. Also a good time to buy coins, but that's not the topic at hand.

@dwright1542 - Which number are you substituting for X in "RX X80's" I see 580's as low as $280 on newegg and Vega 56's at $500. I don't have any 580's but it sounds like they do around 1 Kh/s with CNv7, so about half of a Vega... I'm wondering if you can share different numbers that make the ROI look significantly better?
 

Klee

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Rx 580 and 570's are easy to mod for great hash rates, the RX Vegas are tricky to get top speed and to do that you need windows.

With a RX 580 , 570 ect you can mod the bios in VERY easily in windows and run it in Linux as long as its not a UEFI install.
 

exahash

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Rx 580 and 570's are easy to mod for great hash rates, the RX Vegas are tricky to get top speed and to do that you need windows.

With a RX 580 , 570 ect you can mod the bios in VERY easily in windows and run it in Linux as long as its not a UEFI install.
Sure, but what's a typical CNv7 hashrate on an optimally modded 580? (using xmr-stak under Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 for the sake of discussion)

If the hashrate and cost of a 580 are roughly half of a Vega 56, then the 580 is not better - you need twice the space, slots, and electricity to get the same hashrate. Don't get me wrong, I *hate* the management burden that goes along with my Vegas, but if I were building a small farm of say 200 cards (and supply was not an issue) then I'd be leaning Vega. If a 580 did 65% the hashrate of a Vega at current prices, then I'd agree the ROI is better.
 

Klee

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Depending on the card I have seen 880-990 H/s on cnv7 with rx 580 8 gb and 819-905 h/s on rx 570 8
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And 80-85 watts each on the rx 580's and ~70 watts on the rx 570's

Also about 75-125 H/s more on cn-heavy, that kind of surprised me.
 
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jims2321

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Depending on the card I have seen 880-990 H/s on cnv7 with rx 580 8 gb and 819-905 h/s on rx 570 8
gb

And 80-85 watts each on the rx 580's and ~70 watts on the rx 570's

Also about 75-125 H/s more on cn-heavy, that kind of surprised me.
And what mod would you run on the 580/570, certainly not the ethereum bios mod. And any particular brands/memories for the 580/570's to lean towards?

Jim
 

polyfractal

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Klee, are you running those RX 570/580s on your OpenCompute nodes? I had considered it in the past but the exorbitant prices kept me away. But now that the furor has died down a little, it seems more appealing. Although I'm not sure how the ancient OCP bios will handle them...
 

Fzdog2

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I'm over on ETH right now with a mix of Nvidia cards, but also keeping a close eye on the coins forking to the new equihash algos.
 

Klee

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Klee, are you running those RX 570/580s on your OpenCompute nodes? I had considered it in the past but the exorbitant prices kept me away. But now that the furor has died down a little, it seems more appealing. Although I'm not sure how the ancient OCP bios will handle them...
Nope I never tried that.
 

Klee

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bubbles over right? its not worth mining if the crypto goes to 0.

Yes and no.

If your looking for a quick profit then no its not worth mining, but if you expect a particular coin or coins will go back up and the current difficulty is going down then it's worth it in the long run to keep mining.
 

garetjax

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What are people mining these days? I'm still getting setup in my new place, I have the vega rig mining XMR. I'm in sunny AZ, been following interesting solar projects on bitcointalk and thinking about setting up a solar rig or 2 if the math works out.
 

IamSpartacus

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Right now I can't seem to make the math work mining on my two 1080 Ti's and 1950x in NY. I'm getting 3KH/s in total which only yields $2.50 a day in revenue. While it would be a small profit mining right now, it just isn't worth the hassle and wear on my hardware.
 

RBE

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I have been running three of my 2-node OCP Windmill servers 24/7, supplemented with another three that I fire up at night. Its winter here in New Zealand, and the heat output from these servers keeps my house nice and warm. The XMR that are mined pay for the additional power used by the servers, so the heat is essentially free. Not exactly a good deal given the capital cost of the system, but better than having them sitting around doing nothing but depreciating.