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Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC BLACK Mining Performance Review


Here’s the thing. I’ve been browsing amazon lately and I’ve realized that the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is still about 30% cheaper than the MSI GTX 1080 Ti I’ve reviewed some days ago. This drew my attention because price is often tailored by the demand. I still see people buying MSI cards for their rigs, which is why I’ve decided to test both cards and see the difference with my own eyes. You can find the MSI GTX 1080 Ti review here and now it’s time to find out more about the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC.

For this test, I’ve assembled a rig of three Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti GPUs. Let’s take a look at the results.

Unboxing

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC Specs

After a quick glance at the specs, we can notice that the Gigabyte has got slightly lower core OC clocks than the MSI one. We are talking about 1-2% difference. How will this affect hashrate? We will see in a minute.

The Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti uses three fans, while the MSI version only has two. The only downside to that is that the Gigabyte one does not use dual ball bearings. This renders the fans somehow noisier, especially after some months of mining.

Here is a list of mining-related specs:

  • Core Clocks:
    • Boost: 1657 MHz / Base: 1544 MHz in OC mode
  • CUDA Cores: 3584
    • Memory Clock: 11010 MHz
    • Memory Size: 11 GB
    • Memory Type: GDDR5X
    • Memory Bus: 352 bit
  • Card Bus: PCI-E 3.0 x 16
  • PCB Form: ATX
  • Recommended PSU: 600W
  • Power Connectors: 8 pin+6 pin

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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..

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC BLACK Mining Benchmarks

For these tests I will be using the best miners I could find for every coin. For Ethereum, I will also be using the OhGodAnETHlargementPill, which is a tool that considerably increases ETH mining hashrate for 1080/1080 Ti cards. This means that this card will have an unusually high Ethereum hashrate. Does that mean that the 1080 Ti is still a viable option for Ethereum? Let’s take a look:

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC Black Ethereum Hashrate Stock Clocks (Micron Memory)

system power draw: 35w

Ethereum Mining

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

Ethereum Dual Mining Blake2s and LBRY

Verge (XVG), BlakeStar (BLAS) / Maxcoin (MAX), Creativecoin (CREA), SmartCash (SMART) etc..

Ethereum 35.6 Mh/s – Verge (B2s) 475 Mh/s

Ethereum 37 Mh/s – LBRY 25 Mh/s

Ethereum Dual Mining Pascal and Pascal Lite

Ethereum 36.6 MH/s – Pascal 110 Mh/s

Ethereum 33.4 MH/s – Pascal Lite 334 Mh/s

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ZCash (Equihash) Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Equihash Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

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

Hashrate 650 Sol/s

Monero (CryptoNight) Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti CryptoNight Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

CryptoNight coins algorithm: Monero (XMR), Electroneum (ETN), Karbo (KRB), DigitalNote (XDN), MoneroOriginal (XMO), Dinastycoin (DCY)

Hashrate 895 H/s

Ravencoin (X16r) Mining Performance

X16R coins algorithm: Ravencoin (RVN), Motion (XMN)

Hashrate 16 MH/s

Nexus (SHA3) Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti SHA3 Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

Hashrate 212 Mh/s

Luxcoin PHI2 Mining Performance

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti PHI2 Mining Hashrate Performance & Power Consumption

PHI1612 coins algorithm: Folm (FLM), Seraph (SERA)

Hashrate 28 Mh/s

  • Clocks +150/-502
  • Power Limit 60
  • Power Draw 140w

NiceHash Mining Performance
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti NiceHash Mining Profitability
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Mining Rig Build

In Conclusion

Overall, I believe the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is not worse than its MSI counterpart. The price difference is caused by several reasons including marketing but not performance. As a miner, the Gigabyte GTX 1080Ti is still a solid option thanks to its great mining results and resale value. Plus, if you’ve got one of those sitting in your gaming rigs, you can easily use it to make some additional money in the spare time.

  • Mining Performance
  • Power Consumption
  • Cooling
  • Price
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Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

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