Today I’ll be reviewing one of the most expensive gaming GPUs – the GTX 1080 Ti. While it have been released about a year ago, the 1080Ti still remains the most expensive, as well as the fastest consumer-grade GPU. Its unmatched amount of cores and huge amount of memory makes it perform amazingly well for games. My question is – how does that translates into megahashes?
I’ve tested the Founders Edition back in 2017 and some days ago I’ve got the MSI version. I’ve been experimenting with different clocks and gathering hashrate numbers. I will be sharing them in a moment.
You probably know that as for today, GTX 1060 family GPUs are fit for mining the most. The 1080 Ti used to be a great option for zCash mining about a year ago. Now that the card price doubled, one can argue that it might be better to leave the 1080 Ti for gamers.
Personally, I think that the card has got some potential – Despite the elevated price, it features three times more cores than a GTX 1060, as well as 3 times wider memory bus. Let’s see how many megahashes we can squeeze from it:
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Mining Hashrate
MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Ethereum Hashrate Stock Clocks (Micron Memory)
2.5 Slot design might be harder to fit into a case
Do I recommend this card for mining? The answer is yes but only if you are a gamer yourself and want to mine between gaming sessions. Another situation I can think of is that you have several mining rigs and you are okay with buying cards that won’t pay off anytime soon. Despite the high resale value of the card, I wouldn’t recommend it to the average home miner. Instead, you might consider buying a set of GTX 1060 3GB.
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