Hi guys, you must be curious to know which is the best coin to mine with Nvidia GTX 1080 ti. Some of you might have bought GTX 1080 Ti for gaming or video editing and would want to earn some extra money when your cards are not in use , if thats the case then you have landed on the right page. I will be updating this article frequently with most profitable cryptocurrency to mine with 1080 Ti, so consider subscribing to notifications ( use bell icon, bottom right).
Some of you might have bought a bunch of GTX 1080 Ti, dedicatedly for mining and looking for the most profitable algo for your cards.I am also mining dedicatedly with 7 GTX 1080 Ti’s.
Mining profitability depends upon many factors like mining difficulty, pool hashrate, coin price and block finding luck.I have tried couple of mining profitability calculator websites like whattomine.com but they don’t provide accurate information. It’s not their mistake as no one can predict the future. Whattomine provides you a glimpse for a particular coin which may be the most profitable to mine right now. One more problem with such profitability calculator websites is that many times they don’t even list the coin which is most profitable.
- 1 What you Will learn in this Article? [Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Specific]
- 2 Best Coin to Mine With GTX 1080 Ti Today
- 3 Best Algo Switching Miner For GTX 1080 Ti
- 4 Best Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Variants For Mining
- 5 Should You Buy Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti For Mining ?
- 6 MSI Afterburner Setting for GTX 1080 Ti
- 7 Mining Performance of GTX 1080 Ti
What you Will learn in this Article? [Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Specific]
- Most profitable algo/coin for today.
- Which pool to use
- Which mining software to use for best results
- Minimum hashrate you should expect for the particular algo
- MSI Afterburner Overclock setting : memory,core,tdp
- Expected daily profit for each 1080 Ti
- Best 1080 Ti variant for mining
- Automatic algo switching miner for 1080 Ti
Best Coin to Mine With GTX 1080 Ti Today
Gone are the days when we were earning $15/day for each 1080 Ti but with a flood of cryptocurrency miners I don’t think those days will be back any time soon.
Most profitable Coin to Mine Today is Zcoin, BTX, STAK, MONA [$7/card]
Update : 13 December 2017
I am mining zcoin right now. I think price will increase more after the lauch of Znodes. My advice will be hold your zcoins.
Current Profitability : $6/day/card
Expected Reward : 0.15 zcoin/day/card
Pool : Miningpoolhun
Miner : Download Miner
Algo : Lyra2z
Overclock Settings For Zcoin
Core : +75
Memory : -400
TDP : 60%
Tip For Lazy People
Mining profitability changes frequently. Coin/algo which is most profitable today might not be the most profitable tomorrow so you have to regularly check this post to stay updated. If you don’t have that much time then you can start minining zcash which will provide you a fixed profit of $2/day/card. Zcash has a large marketcap so its price doesen’t fluctuate that much.
You can try algo switching miner, which automatically mines the most profitable algo. Check next post segment to know more about it.
Best Algo Switching Miner For GTX 1080 Ti
This algo switching miner will work only for Windows and designed specifically for Nvidia 1080 Ti.
Miner is fully automatic and will switch between algo/coin/pool automatically to provide you maximum profits.
Miner supports zpool, miningpoolhub,hashrefinery,ahashpool.
If you are facing problem how to use this miner, check this how to guide(will be posting very soon)
Windows Shell Script is required to run this miner. Windows 10 comes with script installed by default so if you have an on older version then download it from windows website.
Best Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Variants For Mining
Before buying my 1080 ti’s I searched a lot for finding the best 1080 ti variant for mining. For my mining rig I required cards with –
1. Best Cooling – Neglect founder editions (one fan) and 2 fans variants.
2. Heat Sink – Thicker the card heatsink means better cooling.
3. Warranty – If you will be mining whole day, chances of card failure will increase. So opt for brand which provides maximum warranty and have good customer support.
I watched many youtube videos and read many crypto forums and after all this I came to conclusion that Gigabyte Aorus Extreme 1080 Ti and Zotac AMP Extreme 1080 Ti are the best options available for now.
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G :
Comes with 3 fans and a 4 year warranty upon registration. Heat sink of this card is much thicker as compare to other 1080 ti’s variant available and card stays cool.You will be getting it for $769 on Amazon.Buy Now
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme :
Also comes with 3 fans and provides 5 year warranty upon registration. This card heatsink is thicker than Aorus Extreme making it the thickest 1080 ti available in the market. It also provides better cooling than Aorus Extreme. Get it for $850 on Amazon.
Which One to Buy Between These Two ?
I have 4 Zotac Amp Extreme, 2 Aorus, 1 Aorus Extreme. Out of these three, best performing card is zotac amp extreme as it provides better cooling, 1 year more warranty and more hashrate as compared to other two. So best buy will be Zotac AMP Extreme 1080 ti.
Should You Buy Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti For Mining ?
Six months back when there was no price hike in GPU market , at that time the best mining cards were AMD RX 470, RX 480, RX 570 RX 580. These cards were best for mining Ethhash algo ( Etherum,Ubiq) but now you can’t buy them at decent price.The price has been hiked for these cards and now to buy them you have to pay 50% premium which kills the deal.
Other option available for mininig is Nvidia Cards. We have GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080 ,GTX 1080 Ti.
Nvidia GTX 1060 :
Don’t even think to buy 3 GB version of this card for mining. Etherum dag file size is increasing and very soon this 3GB Nvidia card and 4GB AMD cards will face memory problem.
I don’t recommend you to buy this card as price of 3 X 6GB GTX 1060 ≈ 1 GTX 1080 Ti.
You earn only 20% more as compared to single 1080 Ti.
Considering overall cost to get 3 GTX 1060 running, you end up investing more as you need more space, more riser cable, more PCIE ports, more power supply and other necessary computer components.
GTX 1080 Ti is the newest GPU from Nvidia, it will last longer and have better resale value.
Nvidia GTX 1070 :
If you want to buy only one card for gaming/mining/editing then you can buy this card. But if you want to buy 3 of these then its better to buy 2 GTX 1080 ti.
Price of 3 GTX 1070 ≈ 2 GTX 1080 Ti.
Profitability of 3 GTX 1070 ≈ 2 GTX 1080 Ti.
With 1080 ti’s you will be saving space required and components needed.
Nvidia GTX 1080 :
Don’t buy this one as it is expensive and not great for mining.
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti :
In GPU mining this is the best card, price to profitability ratio. Card performs great on much more algos as compared to other GPU’s which means it will last longer for mining.
Go and buy this one and now if you are thinking which GTX 1080 Ti variant to buy ? I have already mentioned above in the post which variant is the best.
MSI Afterburner Setting for GTX 1080 Ti
You can overclock your card to get better hashrate, better cooling and to be more energy efficient.
Optimal overclock setting will be different for each variant of 1080 ti’s and different for each algo.
Set custom Fan Curve in MSI Afterburner for better cooling.
Below is the minimum stable overclock setting which will work on almost every variant of 1080 ti and will be stable on each algo you mining.
TDP : 80%
Core : +75
Memory : +400
Fan : Custom Fan Curve
Ideal temperature for mining is 70 °C.
All my cards mine below 65°C considering i live in hills, ambient temperature is much lower here.
Mining Performance of GTX 1080 Ti
1080 Ti works great on many algo. Below is the performance of this beast for some of the algos.
Ethhash : 37 MH/s
Equihash : 700 solutions
LBRY : 500 MH/s
Lyra2REv2 : 70000 kH/s
Lyra2Z : 3200 kH/s
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