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Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6G Mining Performance Review

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Due to the current market situation, GTX 1060 cards are one of the best options for mining Ethereum and other coins. They are power-efficient and hash really well for the money. Plus, those cards are usually more available than other models, especially when we compare them to the mining ones.

Past days I’ve been testing some rigs with Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6G GPUs and I’m ready to share my findings with you.

Mining-related Specs

  • CUDA Cores: 1280 Units
  • Core Clocks: 1847 MHz / 1620 MHz (OC Mode), 1809 MHz / 1594 MHz (Gaming Mode)
  • Memory Clock Speed:  8008 MHz
  • Memory: 6GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bandwidth: 192 GB/sec
  • Power consumption: 120 W

Recommended Hardware for 6x MSI GTX 1060 Mining Rig

Ethash Algorithm

  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  • Ubiq (UBQ)
  • Expanse (EXP)
  • Soilcoin (SOIL)
  • Musicoin (MUSIC)
  • etc..

Equihash Algorithm

  • ZCash (ZEC)
  • Zclassic (ZCL)
  • Komodo (KMD)
  • Hush (HUSH)
  • Zencash (ZEN)
  • etc..

CryptoNight Algorithm

  • Monero (XMR)
  • ByteCoin (BCN)
  • Sumokoin (SUMO)
  • Karbowanec (KRB)
  • DigitalNote (XDN)
  • etc..

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Hashrate and Profitability

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB Mining Hashrate

System power draw is 80W

Ethereum Only

Ethash Ethereum Classic (ETC), Ubiq (UBQ), Expanse (EXP), Soilcoin (SOIL), Pirl (PIRL), Ellaism (ELLA), Metaverse (ETP) etc..

Hashrate 24 MH/s

  • Clocks +150/+750
  • Power Limit 65
  • Power Draw 110w
Ethereum Dual Mining Decred and Pascal Lite

Ethereum TBA Mh/s – Decred 330 Mh/s

Ethereum 23.7 MH/s – Pascal Lite 237 Mh/s

Ethereum Dual Mining LBRY Credits and Pascalcoin

Ethereum 23.7 MH/s – Pascal 237.7 Mh/s

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Ethereum Dual Mining Verge (Blake2s) and Smartcash (kecckak)

Ethereum 18.7 Mh/s – Verge 685 Mh/s

Ethereum 16.3 MH/s – Smartcash 204 Mh/s

ZCash (Equihash) Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB ZCash Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

Equihash algorithm: Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Zencash (ZEN), Zclassic (ZCL), Hush (HUSH), Komodo (KMD)

EWBF’s CUDA Zcash Miner

Download and extract EWBF’s CUDA Zcash miner: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1707546.0

Hashrate 330 Sol/s

Bitcoin Gold Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB Bitcoin Gold Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

Equihash algorithm: Zencash (ZEN), Zclassic (ZCL), Hush (HUSH), Komodo (KMD)

Download and extract EWBF Cuda Miner 0.3.4b BTG: https://github.com/poolgold/ewbf-miner-btg-edition/releases

Hashrate 330 Sol/s

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Nicehash Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB Nicehash Mining Hashrate Performance & Bitcoin Profitability

Pricing and availability

As for today, the card isn’t available on Newegg. It can only be found on Amazon and other sites. Price-wise, it is about 15% more expensive than the MSI Gaming GTX 1060 6GB I’ve reviewed earlier. Talking about which, both cards are very similar in all aspects.

The only difference is that the Geforce version features slightly higher core clocks and fancier LED illumination (which is crucial for mining, indeed).

Compared to the 3GB version, the 6GB features about 10% more CUDA cores. The extra memory also helps it to handle better Ethereum’s increasing Dag file (according to estimations, 3 GB cards will no longer be able to mine ETH by May 2019)

Despite being a bit more expensive than its MSI counterpart, the Geforce GTX 1060 is still a better ROI than a GTX 1070 Ti or even a GTX 1080. It is also way easier to get than a mining P104-100, especially if you are looking to buy more than a dozen of cards. Besides, let’s not forget that prices change every day, so make sure to keep an eye on the market situation.

In Conclusion

I am pretty satisfied with the Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 6GB. It is a decent mining GPU and is totally worth the money. Now, depending on the deals you find, you might want to go for the MSI Gaming GTX 1060 6GB if it’s cheaper. I own both cards and I can say that they are pretty similar when it comes to mining. My advice is – go for the one you can get at the best price.

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