Don't Buy RTX For Mining, I Mean It
Seriously, the new GeForce RTX series graphics cards are purely aimed at the enthusiast gamers who want beyond 4K 60FPS with the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. The GeForce RTX 2080 is a slightly-better-than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and TITAN Xp graphics card, but the new RTX 2080 Ti is a beast. Gamers will love it and if you're still mining, it provides the best single card Ethereum mining performance I've ever seen.
Especially when you consider that the TITAN Xp cost $1199 before NVIDIA revealed the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at the same $1199 price, with the TITAN Xp only pushing 40-43MH/s maximum when its 11GB GDDR5X was overclocked past 12Gbps. But the new RTX 2080 Ti ships with 11GB GDDR6 that starts at 14Gbps and can be pushed to 16Gbps, giving us the huge 53-55MH/s Ethereum mining performance.
Bitmain has just announced their upcoming next-gen 7nm ASIC chip is in mass production, so buy that. If you're going to plonk down $1199 per mining card, just spend up big on an ASIC miner. If you don't want to spend that much money, SAPPHIRE sells 8 x dual-GPU mining machines that will give you 300MH/s easy.
This article was never something where I was going to say "whoa, buy the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for mining" but more of a "hey this is a next-gen graphics card, how is it in something that was super popular (mining) over the last 12 months". Please do not rush out and buy GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in bulk to mine, get them to game at insane 3440x1440 120FPS+ and 4K 60FPS+.
As for the technology side of the Turing GPU and GDDR6, even in its untuned-for-mining state the two new technologies show how far their legs can stretch on mining. 55MH/s is crazy considering the GTX 1080 Ti couldn't get above 40MH/s. Turing and GDDR6 FTW.
Last updated: Sep 24, 2019 at 12:26 am CDT
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