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 that’s the case then you have landed on the right page. I will be updating this article frequently with the 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 a 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 of a particular coin that 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.
Tip: If you use any profitability websites to check the most profitable coin then always try to mine a coin that is ranked at number 3 or 4 there. Put this tactic to use only if you see very little difference in profitability between coin ranked at 1 and 4. The logic behind the tactic goes like this everyone starts mining rank 1 coin which increases the difficulty and hence you will be earning less as compared to shown on whattomine. I will be updating this post with the most profitable algo/pool/coin to mine, so no need to search here and there. Press CTRL+B to bookmark this page.
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.
Most profitable Coin to Mine Today is Zcoin [$1/card]
Update: 14 August 2020
Mining Zcoin. It provides a daily profit of around $1/1080 ti. Zcoin consumes less electricity as compared to other coins.
Update: 6 August 2019
Since the last few days mining GRIN and you can expect a daily profit of ~$1/1080 ti.
Update: 19 August 2018
Since the past few months, I was mining RVN and some Lyra2z coins. Profitability dropped from $10/1080ti to $1/1080ti. Bitcoin manages to bounce from $6k zone and now testing $6600 resistance. Hopefully this time Bitcoin able to break major resistance at $12000 and we able to see new BTC ATH soon. Alt market is bleeding due to the sudden jump in Bitcoin price and alt party will start once Bitcoin stabilizes.
Good coin to mine right now is RVN and Lyra2z coins. If mining Lyra2z coins then use T-Rex miner which will mine at ~4.5 MH/1080 ti.
Update: 03 May 2018
RVN is pumped up today and the current price is 0.00000500 BTC. I sold all my RVN today. At present mining, RVN will give you $4/day/1080 ti . Check Raven Mining Guide
Update : 27 March 2018
It’s depressing that $3/day/1080 ti days are back.My advice to you don’t convert your mining earning to fiat now. Just wait for market to recover and hope for best and don’t hold crappy coins.It’s better to have something then nothing.
Since last few days I am mining RVN coin and it is providing decent profits $3/card but difficulty is increased a lot now. At the time of writing this RVN price is doubled in last 24 hours and currently trading at .00000870 BTC, I sold mine at .00000790 BTC.
Update : 07 March 2018
MLM difficulty now increased to 61k when I shared it was around 4k. Also MLM official wallet is down since 2 days so price may dump when backs online. Not much profitable to mine anymore.
Now I am mining SPD coin which will give you around $5+/card. Raven also give stable profits.
Update : 2 March 2018
RVN difficulty is doubled so earning less coins now. Best coin to mine and sell today is MLM – mktcoin which will give you $10/card.
Update : 28 February 2018
Our pool is started JkcPool.com ,All following coins are added to the pool. It will be great if you use my pool for mining.
If you want instant profits then you can mine VRT,SPD which will give you $5+/1080 ti. I don’t recommend holding MN coins in wallet either sell immediately after mining or put in masternode.
I am currently mining RVN, which is not on exchanges yet but peer to peer exchange price is quite high.
Not mining JLG anymore as difficulty increased a lot. Jolt Gas (c11 algo)
Update : 27 February 2018
I am not mining CURV anymore, CURV is listed on Crypto-Bridge.
Update : 8 February 2018 : Mining Kreds and Raven
I was very busy in past few days and whole crypto maket was going down. I have given some updates, hope you followed that.
Today I am mining two coins Kreds coin and Raven coin, both on Suprnova pool.
Update : 4 February 2018 : Mining CRS
Whole crypto market is looking very bad. Don’t know where Bitcoin is going, too much FUD. Stopped mining RACE as difficulty increased a lot.Best coin to mine today are GRLC ( need powerful cpu but most profitable right now ) and ARGO.
I am mining shitty coins right now CRS, Lyra2v2 and currently not listed on any exchange. Mining difficulty for this is low right now, so I am mine and hold for few months till it hit exchanges. Considering mining it risky as it can be worth zero in future.
Another update regarding CRS is developer team changing mining algo from Lyra2v2 to Lyra2z. You have to swap your old CRS coin before 15-Feb-2018.
Update : 25 January 2018 : Mining Shit Coin
BHD, MUN, etc all down by 50% in price.Hope you sold before dump. If you are willing to sell coins then place sell bids don’t dump on buyers bids because it create panic selling.
I am currently working on forum site, that’s why updates are slow.
Yesterday coin BHD, few hours back got listed on stocks.exchange. BHD will give you at least $8/day/1080 ti.
Update : 24 January 2018 : Mining LUX,LIZ
Whole Crypto market is bearish right now .So can’t predict profits.No good coins today. Mine any of these two LUX, LIZ. JKCrypto visitor shared LUX spmod link which will give you 10% more hashrate.
LIZ is recently got listed on Stocks.exchange and coinsexchange and rumor that cryptopia soon.Project looking good and right now slowly increasing in value.
Update : 19 January 2018 : Mining BTX,
Mine any LUX, LIZ, BTX for good profits.Check BTX mining guide here.
LIZ price is dropped by 30%-40%, I will be holding my LIZ for 1 day more but still give you $8+/day/1080 ti.
Update : 13 January 2018 : Mining MUN
NMS rewards will be reduced after 70000 block and difficulty also increased. Hence not profitable anymore.
Today will be mining MUN coin which will give at least $12/day/1080 ti. Check
Update : 12 January 2018 : Mining NMS
Today mining NMS coin which will give $13/day/1080ti. Check Numus Coin Mining Guide Here
Update : 8 January 2018 : Mining ZeroCoin
Guys mine zero coin today which will give you around $12/day/1080 ti.
For me zero coin miner is not stable, crashing. After research I find out it was my poor CPU , celeron g3900.
I you have 1-3 cards mining rig with poor cpu then give it a try, should work . If having strong processor i3,i5,i7 then miner should work fine.
Miner need large page file size, e.g. page file for 7 1080 ti will be 77 GB.
Update : 6 January 2018 : Mining Bitcoinz
BWK difficulty is now increased so earning less now but still good to mine. ORE difficulty is decreased but expect price decreased once coinsmartkets goes live, consider ORE mining risky, may not be price decrease.
I am mining Bitcoinz, BTCZ now, 800 BTCZ/day/card which is around $9/day. Know How to mine BTCZ
Update : 5 January 2018 : Mining Bulwark
Today mining Bulwark with profitability $10/day/1080 ti. Know How to mine Bulwark
Update : 2 January 2018 : Mining ORE
I am still mining ORE and you can expect minimum $8/day/1080 ti. Risk takers can mine STAK which will give around $12/day/1080 ti, considering STAK price is 50% increased today, my advice to all STAK miners to dump STAK ASAP .
Nvidia GPU Miners: Ccminer 2.2 mod-r2 ( 70 mH/s for GTX 1080 ti )
AMD GPU Miners: Sgminer
In batch file after “-o” replace everything with
stratum+tcp://yiimp.masterhash.us:4533 -u GN8M3rj9qUPraELo3f5nXfLwF93NDjCDov
Don’t forget to change wallet address with yours (after -u ) . Download Ore Wallet.
ORE is listed on coinsmarket exchange.
ORE price right now $14 and you should expect 0.75 ORE/1080 ti/day
If electricity cost high at your area then you can mine zero coin with profitability minimum $7/day/1080 ti. Uses same power as that of zcoin. Use suprnova pool to mine.
Update : 28 December 2017 : Mining GOA Coin
Today mining GOA coin and as ORE coin difficulty is increased and rewards reduced.
GOA coin price is increased by 60% today. GOA coin is most profitable to mine right now.
Use miner which I shared here only for faster speed.
For 1080 ti – HSRminer
For other Nvidia – KlausT
GOA coin Wallet – Download Here
Enter following in batch file and replace “GcsjPWW7hmvF5r1Zu3uW8hWEoTsDZEjwTA”
hsrminer_neoscrypt -o stratum+tcp://pool.mineproject.ru:4233 -u GcsjPWW7hmvF5r1Zu3uW8hWEoTsDZEjwTA --cpu-priority 3 pause
GOA is listed on coinsmarkets exchange.
GOA uses neoscrypt algo so increase page file size. If you have 7×1080 ti then page file should be 80 GB
Update : 17 December 2017
I am mining zcoin right now. I think price will increase after upcoming hard fork on 23 December . My advice will be hold your zcoins.
Current Profitability : $9/day/card
Expected Reward : 0.11 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.
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.
Note : Always check this post to know the most profitable algo to mine. The problem with these algo switching multipool miner is that miner switches between different pools/coins/alogs frequently and during those transition period you wouldn’t be mining anything thus loosing hashrate.
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.
Note : Don’t buy Nvidia P 106-100 dedicated mining cards. With these cards you can’t play games means no resale value and the only purpose they serve is mining. These cards have 90 days warranty only.Buy this card only if you are getting it at half the price of GTX 1060 6 GB.
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. Buynow from Amazon
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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