If you are thinking to start crypto mining and are searching for the best GPU for mining then this post would surely put an end to your search. In this post you will know the best GPU for mining Equihash algo. Equihash is ASIC’s resistant mining algorithm which makes mining decentralised. Anyone in this world having a GPU or even laptop/desktop computer with active internet connection can start mining Equihash algo. Recent trends show that newly launched coins tend to use Equihash algo for Proof of Work.
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Which GPU you should buy for Mining Equihash Algo ?
AMD or NVIDIA ???
Currently there are two kings in GPU(Graphics Processing Unit) manufacturing. There is a high chance that if you own any GPU, it will be either made by Nvidia or AMD. With new cards being designed, they got released with different names according to their Founder Edition.
These Founder Editions cards are used as reference cards for creating new variants.Third party companies – such as Gigabyte, Zotac,Asus, MSI acquire rights for the card and make their own tweaks for improvement. Changes are usually made for better cooling and for improved card performance.Sometimes card manufacturers pre overclock the card such that the resulting card will provide a better hash rate.
We have so many mining algorithms and so many GPU’s available. In case of Equihash mining Nvidia cards beat out AMD cards by quite a large margin. So don’t buy any AMD Card for mining Equihash algo.
Nvidia cards are more efficient for mining Equihash algo because of Nvidia propriety CUDA technology.So after buying an Nvidia Card the next question which arises is that which of the Nvidia card variant to buy and which brand ?
Which Nvidia Card is Best Mining Equihash Algo ?
Currently we have GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, will cover all one by one.
NVIDIA GTX 1060 : Equihash Algo Performance
Card is available on Amazon. It will give you 295 solutions/second without overclocking @ 90 watts.
I don’t recommend this one as you need more space/riser cables/psu’s, if you want to buy 3+ of 1060’s. If you don’t have much budget and are planning to buy only 1-2 GTX 1060 then you may consider this but don’t buy 3 GB variant.
NVIDIA GTX 1070 : Equihash Algo Performance
Card is available on Amazon. It will give you 500 solutions/second without overclocking @100 watts.
This is the best card you can buy for mining Equihash algo. Card is versatile and can also mine other algos efficiently. It is one of the best mining card available in the market.
NVIDIA GTX 1080 : Equihash Algo Performance
Don’t buy this card for mining. This Card is not good for mining any algo, you will get similar hashrate as you get from GTX 1070 so why pay more.
NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti : Equihash Algo Performance
Card is available on Amazon. It will give you 700 solutions/second without overclocking @250 watts.
Card is not as good as GTX 1070 for Equihash mining. I have read on the forum that GTX 1080 Ti provides 1000solutions/second with custom miner. I don’t have the link for that Equihash custom miner for 1080 Ti.
Otherwise GTX 1080 TI is one of the best mining card available. In other algos GTX 1080 ti provides almost double the performance as provided by GTX 1070.
Which Brand Card is the Best For Mininig
We have so many GPU manufacturers such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, Zotac, EVGA,etc. Which brand card to buy? , answer is that it depends upon many factors.
- how many years warranty is being provided.
- manufacturer service support in your area or country.
- size of heat sink and number of fans in card.
I have 7 NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti. Out of them 3 are Gigabyte Aorus Extreme which have 4 year warranty and the other 4 are Zotac AMP Extreme which have 5 year warranty. Out of them Zotac card is better as it provides better cooling and hashrate. A thicker heat sink should be preferred where as having 3 fans would be perfect,2 fans would also be fine.
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