Discussion in 'Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Mining' started by Agg, Dec 7, 2017.
2nd card goes to the same 62.5~ when i am not we browsing etc.
Well, my first step to get out of Nicehash is complete. I don't want to hang with Nicehash for too much longer. I have setup a rig using an old bulldozer board that was sitting in a cupboard using hiveOS. (What an amazing OS) I haven't setup any wallets besides bitcoin yet so that is next step.
Nicehash is great but I know I can get more cash by eliminating one of the middlemen or steps to get the money.
Nicehash is scummy, not trustworthy at all, and anyone still using it will regret it later down the track when they fuck everyone over.
I think all services like this are. I won’t put too much crap on them but I am very suspicious of how easy it is for them to manipulate just the timing of payout and their cut. Paranoid I could be.
Plus, I am learning something new, and in the world of computing that is good. Rolling stone gathers no moss.
People pay the price for convenience/ease of entry, no different to anything else in this world
HiveOS is a great way for people to dip their toes into alternative OS and remote computing.
For giggles I optimised my high power setting for my 3090. I can eek out 124MH/s at 315 Watts. Phoenix Miner
Mem clock: +1456
Core: - 275
Fan: 90% (Approx 3,200rpm)
I think there must have been some kind of optimisation recently because I don't remember getting over 121MH/s at this power level. I am not going to run at this for very long. I will go down to 280W methinks.
I run my 3090 when not being used, it does 119MH/s @ 297W, these cards are great, they just cost to much to be worth it for mining.
Its still worth it, the gpu's balance them selves out between power draw and hash rate most of the time, if you try to buy multiple of cheaper cards to make up the hash power with less power draw, you will draw the same amount of power as just getting 1 card with high power and high hash rate.
Scenario : Sell 3090 and buy 4 x 5600XT's ( same hash power as 3090 ), This works out to about 120mhs, with 280W. worth the hassle? Nah.
The equivalent to 1 x 3090 would be 2 3070/80's for 125mh or 180mh, but if you don't have the slots for them ( regardless of supply issues ) then 3090's the best to get for density.
Re: 3090. I get my power bill this week. I haven't been pushing it though and we have solar although it has been quite cloudy this summer in Sydney. (I am grateful for this - not one whiff of bushfire smoke this season.)
Yeah, I am also waiting for my next 1/4 bill, I have solar so keen to see how much it offsets things.
I got Solar last week and the forecast for the next month for Brisbane is pretty much cloudy/raining lesigh
Did 47.7kwh on Sunday, won't have done that in the 3 days since.
Today - 4.3kwh @ 1pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Even at 50c/kWh, running at 350W and 120 hash rate, your 3090 is still profitable to the tune of $250/month.....if you spend 5mins tuning it to 280W and use a more realistic electricity cost of 30c/kWh it’s up to $330/month. Cheapo 3090’s can be had for $2,800 odd?
Considering a ‘cream of the crop mining card’...the 5700XT, which can be had for around $700-$900 atm, and even if you don’t BIOS mod it, have it happily hashing around at 50MH/s @ 100W, with a .50c electricity cost you are still at around $120/month profit. Doesn’t take a calculator to work out what payback is on those cards atm, so I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that a 6 - 10 month payback is ‘profitable’ on a 3090....
Of course a million other things at play like solar, EIP-whatevertheyrearguingabout, ETH price fluctuations and all of that, but I think it’s a big call to try and say mining on a 3090 isn’t worth it, no matter what your circumstances are right now.
3090 is still the fastest gpu on the market as well so resale would be the best of all cards on top
Not saying 3090 isn't worth mining. Probably wouldn't be my card of choice when given $2800 - $3300 to invest in gpus for hashrate.
With 5 x 5600XT, the power usage would be at 570W at the wall but the hashrate would be at 195 vs 120 from a single 3090.
While generally true, also need to factor in the higher the pricing, the less number of buyers that can afford it or willing to spend that amount on a gpu.
Last 1 sold almost instantly @$2600
Another had a $3000 bid that was passed due to a trade ( strix with WB )
1 before that instant $2700
So there are plenty of people with deep pockets still
Don't get me started on ebay, $3300-3700 and all sell currently.
I am tempted to list my 3070's for $1700 and sell if they hit that price just for the stupidity of it all.
I was running NichHash a while ago and decided to give it another try but I'm not sure if one of my systems is running properly.
So basically I have two separate systems running the QuickMiner client, one has a 2080Ti and the other has a 1080Ti, both systems are pretty much identical. The 2080ti appears to be running normally at about 54mh/s and I was able to run MSI Afterburner and reduce the power limit to under 70% and gave the memory a mild increase. I could see a massive difference in power use and temperature.
I then set things up on the 1080Ti system and got it running at about 21mh/s. Looking at it's temperature I thought it was running a bit cold so installed Afterburner. According to Afterburner it's only drawing about 130-140w which seems low and from what I can tell 21mh/s is a little low as well. I tried decreasing the max power limit in Afterburner but it doesn't seem to do anything. I'm able to adjust the slider it just doesn't have any effect.
I thought someone here might be able to tell me if that seems out of tilt for a 1080Ti.