Page 1:Mining Ethereum: GPU Power Consumption
Page 2:Six Useful Tips For Configuring Mining Rigs
Page 3:Test Results: Power Consumption For Mining & Gaming
Page 4:Test Results: Ethereum Hash Rate
Page 5:Test Results: Performance Per Watt And Dollar
Page 6:Test Results: Fan Speeds & Temperatures (Mining & Gaming) & Conclusion
Test Results: Performance Per Watt And Dollar
Once we fold performance and power into the same chart, we get a clearer picture of efficiency. That's depicted in terms of hash rate over energy consumption.
Again, we're using the Powenetics system for collecting data, and we maintain a steady temperature of around 70°F (21.1°C) with a humidity level close to 35%.
The finishing order changes when we start looking at efficiency rather than raw performance. Now, it's the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition that shines brightest, with the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition landing in second place. The GTX 1050 Ti achieves a surprisingly higher score as well, thanks to its low power consumption.
The prices of graphics cards are all over the place these days, making it hard to pin down good figures for our performance-per-dollar metric. As a result, we'll stick with Nvidia's MSRPs in the hopes that the twin forces of rising difficulty and receding valuations of Ether knock miners out of the market, allowing some return to pricing normalcy.
At the prices we'd like to see, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Founders Edition looks the most interesting, followed by its GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition. In third place, we again find the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
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