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ASUS B250 Expert Mining Motherboard Review – Pros and Cons

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You probably heard rumors about the new motherboard that can handle up to 19 GPUs. In this article, I am going to give an in-depth review to the Asus B250 Expert Mining. While this new addition by Asus has a variety of nice features to offer, it comes with some downsides, too.

ASUS B250 Expert Mining Specs

The B250 is just like any other modern motherboard with the exception that it comes with one PCIE x16 and 18 PCIE x1 slots. It is based on the B250 chipset and it supports 6 and 7 generation Intel processors.

Memory-wise, the board features two slots that can hold up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory clocked at 2400 MHz. As you could expect, the mobo has four SATA 3 ports and six USB 3.1 ports.

Besides that, there are some mining-specific features worth mentioning:

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  • Triple ATX 12V power delivery

Situated on the right side of the board, the three ATX power ports allow you to avoid using multiple molex connectors, thus making PSU connection easier and less cumbersome. It also improves stability and reduces risks of damage to your GPUs. The board comes with three additional molex connectors.

As you can see on the picture, each ATX power slot powers its own set of PCIE ports. The color scheme on this picture helps us determine how the power distribution works.

  • PCIE Slot state detection

This tool is rather unique since it allows you to check which PCIE slots are used and which ones are not. In addition to that, there is a third state that is called “error”, which means that the GPU is connected to the PCIE slot, but there is no usual interaction with the card. You can access this status window directly from the BIOS.

  • Voltage stabilization capacitors

Each of the 19 PCIE slots comes with a Japanese high-end capacitor that stabilizes power coming from the power supply. This feature might save your GPUs in case of a faulty PSU and will definitely improve GPU stability.

  • Mining mode BIOS optimization

Asus proudly announced that their new motherboard features a mining mode, which allows miners to “start mining right out of the box”. I am however uncertain about what does this mining mode do exactly.

Pricing and Release Date

According to ASUS, the card will hit the shelves somewhere in October. The estimated price is $140 per unit, which means that the B250 got quite good $ per PCIE slot.

Downsides

If you are not new to mining, you probably already spotted some downsides of having 19 GPUs installed on one single motherboard. While the motherboard par se will more likely be able to handle the GPUs, there are side effects to having so many cards in one single rig. Let me list the most obvious ones:

GPU Availability: You saw this one coming. Mining motherboards are available again thanks to the efforts of Asus, Gigabyte and Asrock, yet mining GPUs are still in shortage. If you’re like most of the miners, you’re probably having a hard time getting any GPUs for your rig. This is why most of us operate small rigs. Now, getting this motherboard for a 6-8 GPU mining rig might be a bit of a waste.

PSU Problems: unless you’re mining with potatoes, 19 GPUs require somewhere between 2.5 and 3 KW of power. Even if the motherboard is designed to be powered by three PSUs, you’d still have to get your hand on three 1.3 kW PSU, which are rather scarce and pricey. For instance, a 500 W power supply costs $ 40 USD, while a 1500 W one costs about $ 430.

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Frame: a 19 GPU mining rig requires a custom frame, one you probably won’t be able to buy anywhere. This translates to extra costs and time.

Downtime Issues: Bugs happen. There are many things that cause a rig to stop working for some time. It takes time to troubleshoot and fix the issue and you are losing money every minute of downtime. We all agree that there is huge difference between 8 and 19 idle GPUs. Having three 6-GPU mining rigs instead of a 19-GPU one might notably reduce GPU idle time in case of bugs (which inevitably happen from time to time)

Overclocking: Past weeks, I was busy trying to make my 13 GPU rig work. I’m certainly not new to mining, however it took me a ridiculously huge amount of time to overclock each of the GPUs and make them work together on my ethos system. The amount of crashes I was getting in the process of overclocking is rather frustrating. I can only speculate on how much of a hassle it will be to overclock a 19 GPU rig.

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In Conclusion

While the idea of having a rig of 19 GPUs might sound cool, you probably agree that in reality it is not. Considering the situation we are facing with GPU deficit, it might be a wise idea to opt for smaller motherboards.

That being said, I really like the idea of having three ATX connectors on one mobo. I might consider the idea of using this motherboard on a 12 GPU rig in order to take advantage of the ATX connectors. We will see.

Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

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  • exxis

    Hey sorry to post it here but i hope i can reach you and maybe find a solution to my problem. Right now i´am building a mining rig, i had some trouble here and there but finally i got into windows with everything setup and ready to go (Currently iam using 4 Saphire RX580 Nitro+ with the bios from your guide).

    I followed your guide and did everything step by step also checked twice so i didn´t miss anything. In windows device manager only 2 RX580 are listed and if i try to start mining (Claymore´s dual minier) the exe crashed. I think this is because the other two cards are not recognised, but how can i fix this?

  • NDioWealthAmp

    Very good read and comments. About the downtown issue, would you avoid 12-13 GPU rigs for the same reason or even favor 6 over 8 GPUs ? It could be calculated prolly. Is it right to consider 20% downtime on average ? More or less from your experience ?

    • 8GPUs are fine 🙂 going higher i think is too much.. also win10 can support up to8 gpus

      • Eurys Gamez

        Will Win 10 ever be able to support more than 8 gpus?

        • NDioWealthAmp

          Right now it supports max 8 of each brand. For instance, you can make 8 AMD with 4+ Nvidia work eventually. Then again, the software miners may run into limitations themselves as well

  • asian_dapper

    I don’t even see the benefit of getting this mobo. As per the list of downsides you mentioned, the only upside would be the “cool factor” and “bragging rights”. Other than that, nothing.

    At the end of the day, uptime and your GPUs mining would be the most important of all, and with this motherboard, it will definitely make it difficult for you to have both.

    • And they wont stop there, someone (not sure who) is planning a 32 board 🙂 and even bigger like x2 , is insane

  • Ahmed Djent

    very informative thanks for covering everything for us cheers 🙂

  • Jack B

    This doesn’t require powered risers though but PCIe extension cables are ok? Also if it’ll be priced at $140 it’ll be cheaper than 13x GPU Asrock H110 Pro BTC+. Sounds like a good deal to me, even if you don’t use all the 19 slots

    • Joeyjoejoeshabadooo

      Biggest drawback of the Asrock board is that the PCIe ports are all so damned close together. Without sanding off the back of the PCIe riser + putting plastic shims between them to prevent potential short circuits, it’s impossible to use all 13 PCIe slots at the same time. That’s what made me return that board

      • Brock Huffaker

        Most of the newer risers have stoppers on the back which will make them not touch on the connections. But I totally agree with you. It was such a pain to deal with and you usually had to buy at least one or two longer USB cables as the ports or span very wide. This board has them all over. I hooked up 12 GPUs with all standard length cables.

    • Web Webprods

      So.Do I need powered riser or not?

      • Brock Huffaker

        Yes. How would you connect the GPU to the 1×16 pcie? The 3 atx ports are just to turn them on for you so you don’t need one of those cheap and dangerous cables or a paper clip.

  • Pet Mey

    you are way overestimating the power required for the GPU’s. Smart miners are undervolting as well as underclocking their GPU”s. My 470/480’s use about 70W each. 3 700W power supplies would be enough and 700W power supplies are a lot cheaper then the 1KW+ ones.

    • Hi, those 70w are the one listed in gpu-z right ?

      • Pet Mey

        yes 70W in GPUZ and about 100W each at the wall. If you figure it is 120 per card then you could still do three 800W power supplies and be fine.

        • 800w for 6x gpus is not enough, if you are going to mine eth only then it may be ok, it’s all about what gpus you use. but if you are going to dual mining recommended psu is 1300w. Recommended to have around 100w – 150w spare power.

          • Pet Mey

            I said three 800W 🙂 3… 1-2-3

          • Spartan

            And if you are using windows and your system defaults, with 700w power supply and 5-6 RX series connected, you can kiss your power supply good bye. Even with ethOS, the power draw is always a lot higher until the bespoke settings kick in. Better to over engineer to compensate for worse case scenario – ie default settings than play risk. And that comes from an electrical engineer……

          • ok, looks like you have a thing for that 🙂 good luck with your 1 2 3 psu of 800w.

          • Brock Huffaker

            I dual mine ETH+SC on GTX 1060s. I have 12 GPUs and the total rig draw from the wall is under 1000W. If I only mine ETH it is like 800W.

    • Joeyjoejoeshabadooo

      19 Vega 56 GPUs draw 190W+ each, so 3610W at 100% efficiency, 3923W at 92% platinum efficiency. ~589MH/s on one system? Yes please. The biggest downside of this board hasn’t been mentioned in this review, but is glossed over on the Asus product page – max 8 NVIDIA and 8 AMD GPUs addressible by the system today. Full 19 card GPU support PLANNED for a future BIOS update in “Q4 2017” i.e. early 2018 ;).

      • Brock Huffaker

        I’m running 12 NVIDIAs without a glitch. I think you are referring to the limitations of Windows not the mobo. Use SMOS! It is a piece of cake and no need for messing with drivers. Setup is takes 1/4 the time. Web console for monitoring stats and reboots… Makes total sense!

    • Brock Huffaker

      I picked up 4 1200W EVGA Platinum+ PSUs for under $250 a piece. I agree, way over estimate on the needed wattage and price. What are you mining to get 70W? My RX580 8gb rig pulls 1500W (8xGPUS) dual mining ETH+SC.

      • hey, 1500w for 8 gpus is a bit too much :/

        • Brock Huffaker

          I can not get it to run lower and be stable while dual mining. This is why it was my first and last AMD build. I’m team green now 🙂

          • Why last? Make sure everything is set correctly, this should run smooth 🙂 wanna me take a look ?

          • Brock Huffaker

            If you wouldn’t mind. How do we connect?

          • teamviewer..

          • Brock Huffaker

            Sounds good. PM me

          • Brock Huffaker

            Just realized that you can’t PM me via this chat. Please reach out to me via email or google chat. miningmadeasy at gmail dot com

  • Jason Dela Cruz

    Hi @@ciprianpt:disqus i wonder if you are using ethOS or Simplemining. that would be a great Tutorial as well… currently, my 2 rigs are under WINDOWS 10. looking forward to see a tutorial for this two mining OS 🙂 youtube is availble, but sometimes step by step guide would be best.

    • Hi @disqus_L1zyzFOWdA:disqus , my first tutorial was with ethOS, pretty much the settings remains same, but i will post soon a tutorial for 13 gpu rig where ill be using ethos with some new features. Simplemining planning to test is soon with a new rig.

  • Joeyjoejoeshabadooo

    The biggest downside of this board hasn’t been mentioned in this review, but is glossed over on the Asus product page – max 8 NVIDIA and 8 AMD GPUs addressible by the system today. Full 19 card GPU support PLANNED for a future BIOS update in “Q4 2017” i.e. early 2018 ;).

    • Spartan

      I managed to get 13 GPU working no issues, I can get 15 working through a hack on ethOs, but not ideal

      • Home Boy

        PLease share that hack. I am in same boat. Do I have to go buy less-effective P106s to make this system work. And even IF I did no mining OS supports 19GPUs. Hear that EthOS…get us a fix and you will make $$$!

  • Joeyjoejoeshabadooo

    ANOTHER CON: Compared to some mining boards (Asrock H110 BTC+) the Asus board does not have integrated power/reset switches, and you’ll need to buy these to use with the front panel connector. Annoying, but the asrock board has many more drawbacks which is why I returned it

    • vpntutorials

      Can you tell me more about the drawbacks on the asrock board?

    • James

      Could you give us more information?

    • Eros Atheneus

      I always have a screwdriver in the vicinity of my rigs, just touch the pins together!

  • Eliot Mason

    I am having a hard time understanding the point of 3 ATX connectors. Are all 3 required to power on the GPU’s? Isn’t everyone using powered risers so you wouldn’t need this many ATX connectors?

    • Jack B

      I think the point is that you don’t need powered risers but can use PCIe extension ribbons instead. Saves ~$150 and is also faster

      • Brock Huffaker

        You still need powered risers. There is only 1 full size pcie slot. The reason for the three atx connection is so that you don’t have to worry about a cheap 3 x psu connecting cable that could fry your psu and mobo if not hooked up correctly. This makes it quite convenient to be able to just plug in. It only draws power from the mobo from the #1 psu. I purchased this to replace my ASRock H110 and it is much easier to deal with, pcie slots are spaced out better. The power button thing really doesn’t bother me as the ASRock had one but I always hit the CPU fan when trying to press it. They always seem to put them in the most awkward spot. I don’t mind the $2.50 for a power switch cable. Besides the fact, you don’t have to use all 19. At the sub $150 price point it is right there with all the others. Why not just get it so you could expand if you wanted. I don’t see any downside with this board. If it was twice the cost then yeah but it is right there with the Asus Prime Z270A which only has 7 pcie slots.

  • Web Webprods

    I got a problem . Trying fix that playing with MB bios configuration but always got red error that slot 16_1 ( that full one ) not present . Trying test with risers or directly GPU but always showing that full slot is not present. Any help can be great . I’m talking about Asus 250 Miner Expert with 19 slots. Please help . Rig 6x Nvidia 1070 , PSU EVGA 1600 W TITAN plus EVGA 850 P2, SSD 950 GB, CPU KABY LAKE i 7 7700 K , memory DDR 4 16 GB , Windows 10 64

  • Shayan Abbas

    is it possible to run 13 or more RX 470 cards in this mobo?

    • Yes, up to 19 cards

    • Bill Gentry

      Not yet. I guess Asus is planning a bios update for this sometime Q4 of this year.

    • Gizmobyte Computers

      I’m running 13 RX 580’s using EthOS. Can’t run anymore than that though as it doesn’t turn on. For 19 cards, need to use 6 P106 cards and 13 GTX 1060 or 1070 cards and use linux but not EthOS as only supports 16 cards max currently.

      • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

        Sir please help me I am very new to mining and worried because 🙁

        Having —
        Asus B250 Mining Expert, 4 MSI RX 580 Gaming X + 2 Sapphire RX 580(Ordered), 4 GB DDR4 2133 Mhz Ram FURY HYPER(Is it good ?), 2 * 750 CoolerMaster Gold PSU, 120 SSD Sandisk, Intel PENTIUM G4400 CPU!

        I tested my 4 MSI RX 580 Gaming X but only getting 18-19 Mh/s and if I overclock little then got 20-21 not more but I heard RX 580 gives 30+ or at least 28+ 🙁 🙁 🙁

        I used ATI Flash and Polaris BiosEditor from 1:1750 value to the 1:2000 position one by one; for 1st card Hash Rate was same but for 2,3 and 4 it increased + 2-3 Mh/s and after some time it crushed my all GPU….

        now no mining 🙁 🙁 🙁 even I couldn’t reach min payout ETH 🙁 🙁 🙁

        please please please help me as per my hardware what config, overclock I should use to get higher Hash Rate….

        electric cost my side very very very low so I invested big amount but now very worried…

        • Gizmobyte Computers

          You may want to search on your model of RX 580 for mining bios updates as it varies depending on type memory used. I use ethos global settings which allowed to up memory on each card and lower power usage. I was getting about 25 hash with bios update and then up to 29.5 with global changes using ethos for Samsung memory and 30.5 for Hynix. Btw – mine are the 8gb version so have two straps to edit.

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            I am getting 31.9 + 31.9 on my 2 * Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ OC(8 GB Hynix) and 2 yet to come and 1 * MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Hynix) only getting 29.3 but same 1 * MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Samsung) getting 30.5; I did flash/Mod and afterburner setting…. can you give me your .rom file and afterburner setting of MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Hynix)… I wanna check what I did wrong in flash…

        • Kylian

          do know that the rx 580 has 2 timings so set the one from 1500 all the way up to 2000 same for the seccond timings
          OC GPU 1250mhs and mem 1900mhs

          INPORTANT
          Look what memery you have i curently have cards with Hynix memory
          (you can see that by using GPUZ)so dont mix up your bios with hynix and example samsung memory!

          You might be able to OC it a bit more though
          i get around 28-30mhs per card

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            Sir I am getting 31.9 + 31.9 on my 2 * Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ OC(8 GB Hynix) and 2 yet to come and 1 * MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Hynix) only getting 29.3 but same 1 * MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Samsung) getting 30.5; I did flash/Mod and afterburner setting…. can you give me your .rom file and afterburner setting of MSI RX 580 Gaming X 8 GB(Hynix)… I wanna check what I did wrong in flash…

        • bE TruE! staY TruE !! whatsoev

          It’s pretty much simple just use win 10 pro use min 8gb ram n don’t go for small processor for this board. Hope this resolves ur issue.
          Btw evn if u have 19 cards gpu + mining cards don’t fill all 19 cards the efficiency will just fall.
          Means the hash of few cards will be less whn compared to othr. This is the general flaw most of the ppl experiencing.
          All The Best.

  • Thomas Xeon

    Will it work if there is only 1 PSU 1200W Platinum are installed and running with 4 GPU?

  • James

    What CPU would you suggest for this type of unit. I notice all the 1151 CPU’s says 16 lanes maximum.

  • Rostik Rusev

    do you know if I can run 12-13gpus MSI GTX 1080ti Gaming X cards with windows on this board?

    • Bill Gentry

      I use Linux, but I think Windows has an 8 card limitation for either Nvidia or AMD.

  • Bill Gentry

    I have 3 of these boards. Two are running 13, 1070 FE cards and the other is running 13, 1080 FE. I orinally had two rigs of 8, 1070s and one of 8, 1080s all on Z270-A and they all ran flawlessly. It made sense in my situation to build my rigs vertically rather than adding additional rigs to the length of my shelves. When I ran 7 cards on each of these B250s I had no issues, but as soon as I added another 6 to each is when I started having issues. Clocking wouldn’t hold/take, GPUs started to get “stuck” and I get occasional reboots (probably due to too many “stuck” cards). Right now, I’d shy away from this motherboard. It appears as though it was rushed through without much testing. I was a little disheartened to find out that it won’t even support the full 19 cards yet (well, unless you want to buy ASUS’s own mining cards..kind of clever of them actually if you ask me). This board need a bios/driver update badly and all I get from ASUS is “coming Q4 of 2017”. I’m using SMOS, my cards on Z270-A were all set for +200 core, +1000 mem, and under powered 20% (150w per card for 1080 and 120w per card for 1070s). Something in this board does not like those settings. I have to reboot the rig with no OC then put it back in and reboot again…SOMETIMES this works, other times it takes a few more reboots. I have all the Molex connections plugged in and my two Supernove 1600 T2s are in the ATX 24-pins. I’m sitting by rigs right now trying a bunch of crap..right now, I’ve removed the Molex and I’ll try to report if that does anything. You can see my rigs on YouTube under Crypto Mang (no, I’m not soliciting followers, just want to get these things working and help others do the same..we can do it!). Peace (through superior firepower!!)

    • And that’s why i dont really recommend this card to run it with full 19 cards (or less), i had problems OCing when i first tested the 13x gpu mobo, i can imagine with more gous. Actually had the same problems as you, oc-ing the cards was too much to handle and system always crashed.

      Isn’t +1000 too much? 🙂 ill lower that a bit..

      • Bill Gentry

        I want to recommend this card, but I can’t either (right now). Is there a board that is solid with 13? Well, my configuration is +1000, since I’m under powering so it’s really not +1000. Worked flawlessly on Z270…

    • Bill Gentry

      Removing Molex doesn’t seem to make any difference. All rigs are stable as of now, but I just hope I don’t want to change the coin or miner, because that would just bring on the headaches. I also want to point out that I use the blower style cards for their airflow..much easier to plan for and stack.

  • Nadrian

    Anybody actually manage to run this with more than 8 nvidia Gpus on Linux eg.12? Asus product page mentioned – max 8 NVIDIA and 8 AMD GPUs and etc configuration.

    • DenverParaFlyer

      I’m curious as well…

    • Yes, on linux you can run more than 8, for example i was able to run 13 gpus 🙂

      • Nadrian

        Yes, the OS level it can support but from the manual of ASUS, it says only 8 Nvidia. Did u manage to run 13 Nvidia GPUs? Or it is a mixture of AMD and Nvidia?

        • Yes i was able to run 13 Nvidia GTX 1070 on ethOS

          • Hi I am running 13 X Zotac 1070 But hash rating is fluctuating a lot. I get 31.5 – 32 MH/s per card on Asus Z270 A

            But in ASUS Z250 minining expert its fluctuating at 24 – 31 MH/s not constant anytime Is it normal ?

          • Umm.. not normal..

  • Siva

    With B250 I’m mining 13 x Rx 470 4 GB stable MH/s. Windows with supported Software.
    3 Power Supply: 1000w, 850w, 750w.

    • Nadrian

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85151276f8eb96a22f640909cd8bedef7ec078c4a1ff25ddbef8330c29b6c905.png

      Hmm. Seems like AMD GPUs are better supported than Nvidia if you are able to do 13 x RX.

      • Siva

        Thank You

      • Siva

        I’m mining AMD with no problems till now, Rx 470 -4 GB

      • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

        @disqus_CEzNTI5cHB:disqus
        Did you try in this way…. If yes than what-what type of driver you used ? or you used Linux ? If not then can you try ? because I don’t have that much amount of GPU right now…
        If you don’t mind may I know your FB or any other Social Media…

    • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

      Sir please help me I am very new to mining and worried because 🙁

      Having —
      Asus B250 Mining Expert, 4 MSI RX 580 Gaming X + 2 Sapphire RX 580(Ordered), 4 GB DDR4 2133 Mhz Ram FURY HYPER(Is it good ?), 2 * 750 CoolerMaster Gold PSU, 120 SSD Sandisk, Intel PENTIUM G4400 CPU!

      I tested my 4 MSI RX 580 Gaming X but only getting 18-19 Mh/s and if I overclock little then got 20-21 not more but I heard RX 580 gives 30+ or at least 28+ 🙁 🙁 🙁

      I used ATI Flash and Polaris BiosEditor from 1:1750 value to the 1:2000 position one by one; for 1st card Hash Rate was same but for 2,3 and 4 it increased + 2-3 Mh/s and after some time it crushed my all GPU….

      now no mining 🙁 🙁 🙁 even I couldn’t reach min payout ETH 🙁 🙁 🙁

      please please please help me as per my hardware what config, overclock I should use to get higher Hash Rate….

      electric cost my side very very very low so I invested big amount but now very worried…

      • ajot

        I had same results until I’ve installed
        win10-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-17.12.1-dec11.exe. Now I have
        30,5 MH/s in windows 10 on claymore 10.1

        • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

          Thank you so much Sir, yes few days ago I installed Blockchain driver and flashed/modded RX 580 now I am also getting 31.9 MH/s in Windows 10 pro on Claymore 10.1 now happy but wanna know how much GUP of AMD type I can use with my Asus B250 Mining Expert without any problem ??? If I use 7-8 RX 5XX series GPU then should I installed Blockchain driver for reaming 5-6(2 already working) and flash one by one either installed driver auto installed once I connect remaining 5-6.

          Also wanna know what type of GPU combination(AMD to NVIDIA to other) I can use with Asus B250 Mining Expert(19 GPU supported officially) in Windows 10 Pro ???

          • jinishans

            R u getting 31 MH/s with 580, surprising. I get hardly 28/29 with my Nvidia 1070 which everyone claimed it’s better than AMD and it costs 430 vs 230 for RX 580 ! Can you pls confirm you get 31.9MH/s for each Rx 580 ?

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            Yes I am getting 31.9MH/s by each Sapphire RX 580 Nitro+ OC 8GB but 30.5-31MH/s by MSI RX 580 Gaming X… I will try my level best for MSI one to get 31.9; but my MSI is X not X+

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            Have you over clocked them also , or this is just the Flashed BIOS ,and have you used these steps to flash the BIOS.
            http://1stminingrig.com/asus-mining-p106-review-crypto-mining-gpu/

            With out Flashing how much Hash Rate you were getting.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            How many cards you are using. 8 or more.

          • Donny

            @shashishekharsharma:disqus using block chain driver from August, I can get 30+ MH/s but it is limited to only 8 AMD GPU. Are you able to use more than 8 AMD GPU and get 30+ MH/s ?

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            @disqus_ZmpjbOZe9Z:disqus
            Right now using only 6 AMD RX 580 8GB (new minner) and as you mentioned using Blockchain driver limited to 8 AMD GPU now afraid 🙁 then what GPU Type combination I should use…
            but I saw some video in Youtube people are using 13 * RX 400, 500 Series with this B250 and getting good Hash Rate but don’t know which driver they are using…
            even that Blockchain Driver is beta version… do you have any idea when their new version will launch…

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            @disqus_ZmpjbOZe9Z:disqus
            Please check @disqus_CEzNTI5cHB:disqus pic to @bhavanisrk:disqus regarding B250 GPU Combination either if you already checked then…
            Did you try in this way…. either can you try ? because I don’t have that much amount of GPU right now…
            If you don’t mind may I know your FB or any other Social Media…

          • Shashi Shekhar Sharma

            @disqus_HJ1dzp8kwT:disqus
            Right now only 6 (new miner) but soon going to increase…
            yaar apna contact details de sakte ho kya… phone no.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            I am also getting 27 Mh/s using 1070 G1 Gaming Force. I have heard that some people are getting 30 Mh/s by 1070 Card. But dont know how.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            @disqus_ZmpjbOZe9Z:disqus can we flash Nvidia 1070 also to get more hash rate ?

          • Donny

            For 1070 Nvidia card, just use Precision X https://www.evga.com/precisionx/ I can get 30+ MH/s

          • bE TruE! staY TruE !! whatsoev

            No we can’t in nvidia series

          • bE TruE! staY TruE !! whatsoev

            Hey I’ve achieved 31 to 32 with 1070.
            You know what ?? Ths crds r more efficient in terms of pwr consmp.
            No modding required aswell.
            I can upload a pic if u want.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            How you have achieved the 31 mh/s from 1070.
            Have you overclock it ?
            Please help the community.

          • bE TruE! staY TruE !! whatsoev

            Yep buddy I’m not lieing I’ll share pic if u need !!

          • bE TruE! staY TruE !! whatsoev

            RobustRockster this is my twitter url ask me anything over thr !!
            Bye !!

          • Koin Koin

            i have also 31,9 with all my RX 580 SE (flashed) in dual mode mining. And no, 1070 is not better than 580 (when flashed) in eth mining.

        • Gaurav Ahuja

          Is this is better
          http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Software-Crimson-ReLive-Edition-Beta-for-Blockchain-Compute-Release-Notes.aspx

          or
          win10-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-17.12.1-dec11
          is better.

        • Donny

          I am using that same driver but still getting 21 MH/s. Is there extra step that you are implementing toget 30 MH/s ?

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            You need to flash the BIOS of your RX 580.

          • Donny

            @disqus_HJ1dzp8kwT:disqus I’ve already flashed the bios. I am using Shappire Nitro+ RX580 8GB AMD. If I used block chain driver from August, it works fine. But that driver cannot support more than 8 GPU AMD. If you are also using Shappire Nitro+ RX580 8GB, would you mind sharing the modded bios? Thanks.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            I am going to use Sapphire RX580 soon.
            meanwhile you can try with this driver
            win10-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-17.12.1-dec11

            http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Software-Adrenalin-Edition-17.12.1-Release-Notes.aspx

          • Donny

            @disqus_HJ1dzp8kwT:disqus I have already used that driver, plus claymore 10 and also try 10.2.
            Is there something that I might have missed?

          • Donny

            @ciprianpt:disqus Could you also shed some lights here? This mobo is great, but currently cannot make it work with Shappire Nitro+ RX580 8GB. Thanks.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            As per the Asus it can Run 11 AMD GPU and 8 Nvidia GPU.
            @shashishekharsharma:disqus is already using this mobo with RX580 8GB , but i dont know how many cards he is using. Lets wait for his reply.

          • Donny

            Okay that sounds good. @shashishekharsharma:disqus if you could provide some info about this, that’d be great, thanks.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            which driver you found is more good
            BlockChain driver or win10-64bit-radeon-software-adrenalin-edition-17.12.1-dec11 ?

          • Donny

            From my experience so far, block chain driver from August is better because I can achieve 30+ MH/s. This new adrenalin from Dec 11, I am currently stuck at 20 – 21 MH/s.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            You are achieving 30+ Mh/s after BIOS Flash , right . without BIOS flash just with Block Chain Driver , how much we can achieve ?

          • Donny

            That I have not tried yet. I usually flash the gpu bios right after it got detected in windows.

          • Gaurav Ahuja

            ok ,any idea about Flashing Nvidia 1070 G1 Gaming Force ?

          • Donny

            So far i haven’t done flashing any NVidia gpu. I just plug and play and then OC using Precision software from NVidia.

  • Sergio Gonzalez Villanueva

    Hello!
    I’ve got 6 x rx 580 nitro+ but I can only run 4 when I put the 5th the program only recognize 4 and the rate of mining down.
    With 4 I am mining 124.5 mh/s but when I put 5 (only works 4) and I am mining 82mh/s.

    I’ve got disable mining mode from Bios cuz I have it enable I can’t turn on any SO

    This is my SimpleMining config: Using claymore-eth-v10.2

    -wd 1 -r 1 -epool stratum+tcp://eth-eu.dwarfpool.com:8008 -ewal $wallet/$name -esm 0 -epsw x -allpools 1 -mport -3333 -asm 1

    And this is my OC SM:
    Core MHz: 1200
    Memory MHz: 2250
    Core Undervolting: 850
    PowerStage: 3
    Target cº: 64
    Minimum Fan speed: 50

    MotherBoard: Asus B250 Expert miminig
    Power supply: HXCorsair 1200i

    With 4 graphics 640w from the wall so I dont thing that the problem is the power supply. any ideas?

    Thanks in advance

  • There is few thing i dont like with this b250 mainboard, the auxpwr too close with Pci-e x16 my card wont fit there without pci-e extension. And only 2 slot of memory, 4 better ao i can invest 2x 8gb and add more later on.

  • alexander martin setiawan

    Hey guys any update on using more than 8 cards on windows 10? I actually running this mobo with 7x Rx580 nitro+ oc SE, running stable 31.x mh/s im planning on adding more cards, but the asus faq says i could run all the 19gpu by mixing 11 amd gpu and 8 nvidia p106 gpu which is gtx1060.
    Im trying to run all 19gpu with amd cards. Is it possible? Not currently interested in any other os such as linux or ethOs, because im using claymore oc settings, msiafterburner, and bios reflash to OC the cards. I’ve tried the latest amd driver the crymson relive 15.12, but the hashrate drop to 21mh/s per cards, i switch back to amd blockchain driver and everything went well. The question is, is it possible to add 12more RXs without changing the amd driver and the os? Thank you

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