Turing Is An Ethereum Mining BEAST
I'm not going to do a full mining suite of benchmarks and flood you, as this is just a 'hey everyone, this is what Ethereum mining performance is like on the new RTX series cards, and now I'm out of here'. Check out the charts, and then we can compare just how good Turing is versus Pascal, Vega, and Polaris.
In the benchmark I'm only going to be using the RTX Founders Edition cards with the RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti, in both stock and overclocked settings. I'm using our GPU test bed that packs an Intel Core i7-8700K and ran Claymore's Dual GPU Miner v11.9, the very latest version of Claymore.
But there's something to note: even the latest version of Claymore doesn't have support for the new Turing GPU architecture, so give it a few weeks and especially over the coming months, we'll see tuned Claymore versions ready for the additional GPU horsepower that Turing offers. Not that you'd run around buying RTX 2080/2080 Ti cards for mining, that's absurd.
Seriously, out of the box Ethereum mining performance of 50MH/s is insane. Even with the HBM2 memory on the Radeon RX Vega 64 it was really only able to push 38-40MH/s out of the box and 42MH/s when using the AMD blockchain optimized drivers/Compute mode enabled.
Even an overclocked TITAN Xp (which costs the same as the RTX 2080 Ti) 'only' does 43MH/s when overclocked (37MH/s stock) while the GTX 1080 Ti does 32MH/s out of the box. So if we want to compare the GTX 1080 to the RTX 2080 Ti in ETH mining performance we're looking at 32MH/s versus 50MH/s with out-of-the-box performance. Turing will only mature under newer versions of these miners, too.
But when we have the 11GB of GDDR6 overclocked on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition, we see the Ethereum mining performance scale up incredibly high, hitting 55MH/s. This is nearly twice the performance of the GTX 1080 TI, which is quite incredible.
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