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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Mining Performance Review

The GXT 1070 is indeed a great card to have for any gamer. It outperforms the GTX 980Ti up to three times in some aspects! That being said, how good is it for mining?

In this article I’m going to review the GeForce GTX 1070 and how it performs using different overclocking configurations, as well as I’ll compare their stats depending on the manufacturer.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Specs

  • GPU Architecture: Pascal
  • Frame Buffer: 8 GB GDDR5
  • Memory Speed: 8 Gbps
  • Boost Clock – Relative: 1.4x
  • Boost Clock – Actual: 1683 MHz
GTX 1070 Mining Hashrate Review

Here I will be posting the best hashrates and the clocks that have been used to achieve those. Please keep in mind that those numbers are mostly for reference purposes; it is also worth mentioning that hashrate varies depending on the batch too.

However, if you have the chance to choose, then you might want to know that Samsung memory chips are superior to Micron when it comes to overclocking limit and stability. The difference however is rather subtle.

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Recommended Hardware for 6x GTX 1070 Mining Rig

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mining Performance Stock Clocks (Micron Memory)

system power draw is 39w

Gigabyte GTX 1070 Ethereum Mining Hashrate Performance

Claymore Ethereum Miner

start.bat file for claymore: EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal ETHEREUM_WALLET.WORKER_NAME -epsw x -tstop 80

start.bat file for ethminer: ethminer -U -S -O ETHEREUM_WALLET.WORKER_NAME –cuda-parallel-hash 4

Gigabyte GTX 1070 8GB Ethereum Dual Mining Decred & Siacoin Overclocked

Claymore Ethereum Miner

Ethereum + Decred
  • Mining Hashrate: Ethereum 31.8 Mh/s – Decred 157 Mh/s
  • Clocks +100/+720
  • Power Limit 70%
  • Power draw from wall 125w
Ethereum + Siacoin
  • Mining Hashrate: Ethereum 31.7 Mh/s – Siacoin 317 Mh/s
  • Clocks +100/+720
  • Power Limit 70%
  • Power draw from wall 125w

start.bat file for ethereum + decred: EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal ETHEREUM_WALLET.WORKER_NAME -epsw x -dpool -dwal USERNAME.WORKER-dpsw WORKER_PASS -tstop 80

start.bat file for ethereum + siacoin: EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal ETHEREUM_WALLET.WORKER_NAME -epsw x -dpool stratum+tcp:// -dwal SIACOIN_WALLET.WORKER_NAME -dcoin sia -tstop 80

Gigabyte GTX 1070 8GB ZCash Mining Performance

EWBF’s CUDA Zcash miner

start.bat file for zcash: miner –server –port 3333 –user WALLET_ADDRESS.WORKER_NAME –pass x

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Nicehash Mining Hashrate Performance

  • NeoScrypt (experimental) 0.654 Mh/s = 0.00044222 BTC/Day
  • Lyra2REv2 (ccminer) 37.290 Mh/s = 0.00074424 BTC/Day
  • DaggerHashimoto (ethminer) 27.696 = 0.00081013 BTC/Day
  • Decred (ccminer) 2.804 GH/s = 0.00057367 BTC/Day
  • Lbry (ccminer) 279.860 MH/s = 0.00073794 BTC/Day
  • Equihash (excavator) 364.409 H/s = 0.00070979  BTC/Day
  • Pascal (excavator) 972 MH/s = 0.00028485 BTC/Day
  • X11Ghost (ccminer) 7.250 Mh/s = 0.00037.893 BTC/Day
  • X11Ghost (ccminer_alexis) 11.500 Mh/s = 0.00060169 BTC/Day
  • Sia (excavator_server) 1.600 GH/s = 0.00036636 BTC/Day
  • Blake2s (excavator_server) 3.945 GH/s = 0.00064482 BTC/Day
Setup #1 – EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8GB
  • ETH: 30-31 MH/s
  • Memo Clock: +750 MHz
  • Power Draw Limit: 69%
  • Temperature: 64ºC and 59ºC
  • Fans: 36%/23% (Almost silent)
Setup #2 – Asus Strix
  • ETH: 31.5 MH/s Setup #1:
  • Power Draw Limit: 70%
  • Fans: 40%
  • When Dual mining: ETH: 29.8 MH/s – SIA: 640 MH/s
Setup #3 – Gigabyte Founders Edition, 7 GPU Rig, Dual Mining
  • ETH: 31.7 MH/s
  • Core Clock: + 200 MHz
  • Memo Clock: + 1900 MHz
  • ETH: 29.8 MH/s
  • SIA: 400 MH/s
  • Power Draw: 930 W (132 per card, including the CPU and MoBo)
Setup #4 – EVGA Founders Edition
  • ETH: 31.2MH/s
  • Core Clock: + 200 MHz
  • Memo Clock: + 650 MHz
  • Power Target: 70%
  • Power Draw: 110 W
  • Temperature: 66ºC

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GTX 1070s – Which One to Buy?

With so many GTX 1070 releases, which one is the best for mining? While there is no definitive answer, as well as most GTX 1070’s were already sold out so we don’t really have any choice when it comes to the manufacturer, here is some information that you might find useful:

Gigabyte – Users complain that Gigabyte GTX 1070s have the weakest fans compared to their competitors’, but for me the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming is great because of 3 fans and stays really cool.

Nvidia Founders Edition – While FE GPUs usually have great stability and output above-average hashrate, their fans stand among the noisiest ones too.

ASUS Strix – The Strix is probably the most sought-after release; it is expensive, but in exchange for the elevated price tag you get great hashrate and quiet, durable fans.

Zotac 1070 AMP – It features great hashrate and two coolers – several users stated that the AMP works great for them.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB in stock

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8 GB
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 XTREME Gaming 8GB
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
MSI AERO Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition 8GB
ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX OC Edition 8GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini 8GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Edition 8GB
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Extreme IceStorm Cooling 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC 8GB

Gigabyte GTX 1070 8GB Mining Rig 200 Mh/s Ethereum

Hardware used

GTX 1070 Laptop Edition

Several people have been asking whether they could use their high-tier gaming laptops with GTX 1070 GPUs for mining.

Personally I wouldn’t recommend using a laptop for that – if something happens to your GPU you lose the whole laptop because you cannot simply swap the broken GPU with a new one. However, if you’re aware of the risks and want to try it nevertheless, then you will more likely be able to achieve decent hashrate.

The best results I found so far were with the following settings:

Setup #1: ETH: 25.8 MH
  • Core Clock: 1657 MHz
  • Memo Clock: 3802 MHz
  • Power Draw: 147 W
Setup #2: ETH: 30.1mh/
  • Core Clock: +150 MHz
  • Memo Clock: +700 MHz
  • Temperature: ~80°C at full fan speed

However, the fact that you cannot reduce power target on laptop GPUs make the temperature go to ~80°C, which is rather harmful for the device.

Warning: Flashing your laptop with custom BIOS that allows you to change GPU power target will more likely brick it and render the laptop unusable!

2.5 MH/s? Are You Serious?!

Some people get their brand new GTX 1070’s, install the latest Nvidia drivers and all the required miner software just to get 2.5 MH/s on ETH. If you find yourself in the same situation, there is an easy fix to that. And no, this usually does not mean that you’ve got a faulty card. The issue is in your OS.

So far, the only people who faced this problem are those who use Windows 10. There are two ways of solving the problem: (a) by switching to Ubuntu Linux or (b) by upgrading your Windows 10 to v1703, which proved to work stable for mining.

In Conclusion

  • Mining Performance
  • Power Consumption
  • Cooling
  • Price


Are the GTX 1070s worth it? Yes, they definitively are. In my opinion, even though the mining craze made those cards rise in price, they are still a great investment that can be used both for mining and gaming. Once you find that mining is not profitable, you can re-sell the card to a gamer. The GTX 1070s are great gaming cards and they will remain sought-after by gamers for a while.

Disclaimer: This is not financial advise, I am not a financial advisor, this is for educational purposes only. If you want to invest in cryptocurrency please do your own research and invest at your own risk, 1stMiningRig is never liable for any decisions you make. 1stMiningRig may receive donations or sponsorships in association with certain content creation. 1stMiningRig may receive compensation when affiliate/referral links are used.
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