The GTX 1080 series cards do not only excite gamers but these cards are immensely popular among the miners. The high performance offered by GTX 1080 series cards is one of the reasons why miners show their interest in this card. Apart from this another reason that quickens miners interest in these cards because of the failure of AMD mining GPU’s in the last year. Today, we will review both GTX 1080 and 1080TI series cards and why these cards are ideal for the mining purpose.
NVIDIA GTX 1080 AND 1080TI SPECS
Nvidia GTX 1080TI
GPU Architecture: Pascal
Frame Buffer: 11 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed: 11 Gbps
Boost Clock: 1582 MHz
Nvidia GTX 1080
GPU Architecture: Pascal
Frame Buffer: 8 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed: 10 Gbps
Boost Clock – Relative: 1.4x
Boost Clock – Actual: 1733 MHz
NVIDIA GTX 1080 SERIES ETHEREUM HASHRATE:
GTX 1080 TI:
The hash rate of GTX 1080 TI is 32.04 MH/s which is better than the previous version 1070. The earlier version 1070 had the hash rate of 26 MH/s and it can be somehow overclocked to 30 MH/s. This test was performed using the claymore dual Ethereum miner on windows 10. In 1080 version the hash rate can be easily overclocked up to 35 MH/s in Ethereum if we overclock memory+300m MHZ. Similarly, 37 MH/s can be obtained if we overclock memory+750 MH/s.
The GTX 1080 is comparatively slower than 1080 TI version. It hashes only 20.35 MH/s provided the same setup. However, in comparison to GTX 980, it performs 8 times better. The GTX 980 with hashing only reach up to 2.95 MH/s. Hence, it is a great improvement but it is still far away from AMD line with the RX 480 outputting 24.86 MH/s on stock settings.
The GTX 1080 TI offers better performance than 1080. It does not have the same VRAM timing issues that 1080 has. Although, GTX is a great tool for the miners still many people agree that GPU is not profitable for the Ethereum mining. The reason behind it is high price and great power consumption which is not feasible for Ethereum mining.
GTX 1080 SERIES NON-ETH HASHRATE
ZCash: The performance of the 1080 TI can go up to 740 sol’s with a power draw of 285. And the performance can be further enhanced by reducing the power draw target by 75%. Similarly, with a drop of Hashrate to about 600 Sol’s the power draw can be reduced up to 150 W which will greatly improve performance and power/Hashratio.
Overclocking: Overclocking GTX 1080 TI and 1080 can get you up to 775 sol’s. However, increasing the power draw rate will increase the price and make it the whole process expensive. Thus, it is not advisable at all.
Other Algorithms: There are many blogs available publicly that informs how GTX 1080 performs on other algorithms. Ideally, the overclocking determines the performance of the GPU. However, it is not always the scale to measure the performance of the GPU. Though, these numbers are considered a decent baseline to determine the performance of the GPU.
GTX 1080/1080 TI PRICE:
Coming to the price, both GTX 1080/1080 TI are expensive as compared to the previous versions 1070 and 1060. However, coming to the performance so they perform exceedingly well than the previous versions.
Conclusion: Though GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 TI are bit expensive GPU but they offer great performance. Hence, if you are serious about mining then you should try these cards.