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USB 3.0 PCI-E Express 1x to 16x Extender Riser Card Adapter

USB 3.0 PCI-E Express 1x to 16x Extender Riser Card Adapter

does it work for bitcoin mining?
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  1. First, please clarify what part you're taking about. Do you mean a USB 3.0 card with a PCIe x1 connection to the motherboard?

    Or do you mean a x16 PCIe riser card?

    And how would it be used in a mining build? Would you use the USB 3.0 ports to connect the ASIC modules?

    Or would you use the riser card to connect a GPU?
  2. the nerd 389 said:
    First, please clarify what part you're taking about. Do you mean a USB 3.0 card with a PCIe x1 connection to the motherboard?

    Or do you mean a x16 PCIe riser card?

    And how would it be used in a mining build? Would you use the USB 3.0 ports to connect the ASIC modules?

    Or would you use the riser card to connect a GPU?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GWMUK7W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  3. And how would you use that? Would you use a GPU, an FPGA, or an ASIC?

    GPUs will not earn anything with Bitcoin. An FPGA might cover the cost of running the unit, but won't make anything either.

    An ASIC could make some money, but not much.

    All of the ASICs that I know of are USB units, but I'm not terribly familiar with the options.
  4. im using nicehash its mixed!
  5. AlanZhouGaming - said:
    im using nicehash its mixed!


    I meant: what do you want to connect to the PCIe slot?

    That setup will not have nearly enough bandwidth for a GPU. A smaller ASIC or FPGA might be able to use it effectively. Either way, you'd be using a single PCIe lane for the connection. It will not give you x16 bandwidth just because the connector is x16.
  6. im connecting a gtx 650 im not using it for gaming
  7. It should work, but that adapter will cause a very bad bottleneck. It's unlikely that it can deliver data fast enough to get GPU utilization over 50%.
  8. the nerd 389 said:
    It should work, but that adapter will cause a very bad bottleneck. It's unlikely that it can deliver data fast enough to get GPU utilization over 50%.


    my gpu is boosting to max clock speeds

    and im using it for mining!
  9. That's to be expected anytime the GPU is working on something. What does your GPU utilization look like? You can check with MSI Afterburner.
  10. the nerd 389 said:
    That's to be expected anytime the GPU is working on something. What does your GPU utilization look like? You can check with MSI Afterburner.


    On CPUID HWMONINTOR it states its at 99%
  11. I stand corrected. That's really strange that 1 channel of PCIe is enough to fully load the GPU.
  12. the nerd 389 said:
    I stand corrected. That's really strange that 1 channel of PCIe is enough to fully load the GPU.


    Rly thanks you just solved my problem of if it would work.
  13. I think the 1x pci will bottleneck gaming because gaming needs high bandwidth

    But for bricking mining I don't think it needs high bandwidth.
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    AlanZhouGaming - said:
    the nerd 389 said:
    I stand corrected. That's really strange that 1 channel of PCIe is enough to fully load the GPU.


    Rly thanks you just solved my problem of if it would work.




    AlanZhouGaming - said:
    I think the 1x pci will bottleneck gaming because gaming needs high bandwidth

    But for bricking mining I don't think it needs high bandwidth.


    I agree, I just didn't realize it needed less than 6% of the rated bandwidth. I'm honestly quite surprised. I'm glad it's working out for you, though. That's a really inexpensive way to expand your compute power.
  15. the nerd 389 said:
    AlanZhouGaming - said:
    the nerd 389 said:
    I stand corrected. That's really strange that 1 channel of PCIe is enough to fully load the GPU.


    Rly thanks you just solved my problem of if it would work.




    AlanZhouGaming - said:
    I think the 1x pci will bottleneck gaming because gaming needs high bandwidth

    But for bricking mining I don't think it needs high bandwidth.


    I agree, I just didn't realize it needed less than 6% of the rated bandwidth. I'm honestly quite surprised. I'm glad it's working out for you, though. That's a really inexpensive way to expand your compute power.


    nice hash has paid me 2 dollars arleady and the price of bitcoin is going up so i make more!
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