I wonder if I could mine Bytecoin with GPU? If yes, would it be more efficient than CPU? I've heard that with CryptoNight algorithm it doesn't. My friend asked me to do a research for him on bitcoin mining, I don't know a lot so I'm asking. He's consider buying either NVIDIA gtx titan or NVIDIA gtc 980. This has brought back a rush of people asking the question: Is mining bitcoin with a GPU something to consider at these insane ASIC prices?
Guide: How to mine Bytecoin on Windows. Pool mining GPU is a bit more tedious, depending on your graphics card, you will need to download one of the following miners. Bitcoin Gold is a Hard Fork that allows you to mine Bitcoin with GPU. BTG implements a new PoW algorithm, Equihash, that makes mining decentralized again. I wonder if I could mine Bytecoin with GPU? If yes, would it be more efficient than CPU? I've heard that with CryptoNight algorithm it doesn't. My friend asked me to do a research for him on bitcoin mining, I don't know a lot so I'm asking. He's consider buying either NVIDIA gtx titan or NVIDIA gtc 980. This has brought back a rush of people asking the question: Is mining bitcoin with a GPU something to consider at these insane ASIC prices?
See also: Non-specialized hardware comparison
Below are statistics about the Bitcoin Mining performance of ASIC hardware and only includes bytecoin mining gpu equipment that has been shipped.
GPUs, CPUs and other hardware not specifically designed for Bitcoin mining can be found in the Non-specialized_hardware_comparison.
- Mhash/s = millions hashes per second (double sha256 raw speed performance; may not be very energy efficient with some models)
- Mhash/J = millions hashes per joule (energy efficiency; 1 joule of energy is 1 watt during 1 second: 1 J = 1 W*s)
- W = watt (maximum power consumption, i.e. energy per unit of time: 1 W = 1 J/s)
Be sure to research any of these vendors and machines intensely before spending any money.
|Product||Advertised Mhash/s||Mhash/J||Mhash/s/$||Watts||Price (USD)||Currently shipping||Comm ports||Dev-friendly|
|AntMiner S1 ||180,000||500||800||360||299||Discontinued||Ethernet||GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S2 ||1,000,000||900||442||1100||2259||Discontinued||Ethernet||Bytecoin mining gpu infringement|
|AntMiner S3 ||441,000||1300||1154||340||382||Discontinued||Ethernet shaft mining equipment GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S4 ||2,000,000||1429||1429||1400||1400||Discontinued||Ethernet||GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S5 ||1,155,000||1957||3121||590||370||Discontinued||Ethernet||GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S5+ ||7,722,000||2247||3347||3,436||2,307||No||Ethernet||GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S7 ||4,860,000||4000||2666||1,210||1,823||No||Ethernet||GPL infringement|
|AntMiner S9 ||14,000,000||10182||5833||1,375||2,400||Yes||Ethernet||Bytecoin mining gpu infringement|
|AntMiner U1 ||1,600||800||55||2||29||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|AntMiner U2+ ||2,000||1,000||115||2||17||Discontinued||USB||code|
|AntMiner U3 ||63,000||1,000||1658||63||38||Yes||USB||code|
|ASICMiner BE Blade||10,752||129||28||83||350||Discontinued||Ethernet||samples|
|ASICMiner BE Bytecoin mining gpu||30,000||150||55||200||550||Discontinued||Ethernet||samples|
|ASICMiner BE Sapphire||336||130||17||2.55||20||Discontinued||USB||samples|
|ASICMiner BE Tube ||800,000||888||2500||900||320||Discontinued||Proprietary||samples|
|ASICMiner BE Prisma ||1,400,000||1333||2333||1100||600||Discontinued||Proprietary||No|
|Avalon Batch 1||66,300 ||107||52.34||620||1299||Discontinued||Ethernet, Wifi||code|
|Avalon Batch 2||82,000||117||54.70||700||1499||Discontinued||Ethernet, Wifi||code|
|Avalon Batch 3||82,000||117||54.70||700||1499||Bytecoin mining gpu||Ethernet, Wifi||code|
|Avalon2||300,000||3075||Discontinued||USB or Ethernet||code, bytecoin mining gpu, docs, samples|
|Avalon3||800,000||Discontinued||USB or Ethernet||code, docs, samples|
|Avalon761||8,800,000||6670||4730||1320||1860||Yes||Bytecoin mining gpu||?|
|BFL SC 4 mining ru||5,000||166||18.24||30||274||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL SC 10 Gh/s||10,000||200||50 bytecoin mining gpu Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL SC 25 Gh/s||25,000||166||20.00||150||1249||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL Little Single||30,000||46.22||649||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL SC 50 Gh/s||50,000||166||50||300||984||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL Single 'SC'||60,000||250||46.18||240||1299||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|BFL 230 GH/s Rack Mount||230,000||500||399 (used)||Discontinued||USB||docs|
|BFL 500 GH/s Mini Rig SC||500,000||185||2700||22484||Discontinued||Wifi||docs, samples|
|BFL Monarch 700GH/s||700,000||1428||508||490||1379||Discontinued||PCIe, USB||docs, samples|
|BitFury S.B.||Discontinued||RPi GPIO||Bytecoin mining gpu|
|Bitmine.ch Avalon Clone 85GH||85,000||13||650||6489||Discontinued||Ethernet, Wifi, USB||code|
|Black Arrow Prospero X-1||100,000||1000||270||100||370||Discontinued||Ethernet||docs, samples|
|Black Arrow Prospero X-3||2,000,000||1000||333||2000||6000||Discontinued||Ethernet||?|
|Blue Fury||2,500||1000||17.8||2.5||140||Discontinued||USB||code, bytecoin mining gpu, samples|
|BTC Garden AM-V1 310 GH/s||310,000||954||1003||324||309||Discontinued||RPi GPIO||No|
|BTC Garden AM-V1 616 GH/s||616,000||951||1760||648||350||Discontinued||RPi GPIO||No|
|CoinTerra TerraMiner IV||1,600,000||1066.67||2100||1500||Discontinued||Ethernet||docs, code, bytecoin mining gpu, samples|
|Drillbit||Discontinued||USB||code, bytecoin mining gpu, samples|
|Ebit E9 ||6,300,000||7140||4468||882||1410||No||Ethernet||No|
|Ebit E9+ ||9,000,000||6900||6428||1300||1400||Yes||Ethernet||No|
|Ebit E9++ ||14,000,000||10500||3600||1330||3880||Yes||Ethernet||No|
|Ebit E10 ||18,000,000||11100||3440||1620||5230||Yes||Ethernet||No|
|HashBuster Micro||20,000||869||29||23||688||Discontinued||USB||docs, bytecoin mining gpu, samples|
|HashBuster Nano||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|HashCoins Apollo v3||1100,000||xxxx||1000||599||Discontinued||USB||No|
|HashCoins Zeus v3||4,500,000||xxxx||3000||2299||Discontinued||USB||No|
|HashFast Baby Jet||400,000||909||71||440||5600||Discontinued||Ethernet, USB||docs|
|HashFast Sierra||1,200,000||909||169||1320||7080||Discontinued||USB||docs, samples|
|HashFast Sierra Evo 3||2,000,000||909||294||2200||6800||Discontinued||USB||docs|
|KnCMiner Mercury||100,000||50.04||250||1995||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|KnC Saturn||250,000||400||66||300||2995||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|KnC Jupiter||500,000||400||80||600||4995||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|KnC Neptune ||3,000,000||1429||231||2100||12995 ||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|NanoFury / IceFury||2,000||800||2.5||Discontinued||USB||code, docs, samples|
|NanoFury NF2||3,700||740||74||5||50||Discontinued||USB||code, docs, samples|
|Red/BlueFury||2,600||1040||4 mining economies 2.5||640||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|ROCKMINER R3-BOX||450,000||1000||2250||450||200||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|ROCKMINER R4-BOX||470,000||1000||2238||470||210||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|ROCKMINER Rocket BOX ||450,000||937||750||480||599||Discontinued||RPi GPIO|
|ROCKMINER R-BOX||32,000||711||500||45||65||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|ROCKMINER R-BOX 110G||110,000||917||1250||120||88||Discontinued||USB||code, samples|
|ROCKMINER T1 800G||800,000||800||2462||1000||325||Discontinued||USB||code, bytecoin mining gpu, samples|
|Spondooliestech SP10 Dawson||1,400,000||1120||492||1250||2845||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|Spondooliestech SP20 Jackson||1,700,000||1545||1299||1100||1309||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|Spondooliestech SP30 Yukon||4,500,000||1500||1068||3000||4121||Discontinued||Ethernet||code, samples|
|Spondooliestech SP31 Yukon||4,900,000||1633||2361||3000||2075||Discontinued||Ethernet||code|
|Spondooliestech SP35 Yukon||5,500,000||1506||2460||3650||2235||Discontinued||Ethernet||code|
|TerraHash Klondike 16 ||4,500 bytecoin mining gpu 140||18||32||250||No||USB||samples|
|TerraHash Klondike 64 ||18,000||140||20||127||900||No||USB||samples|
|TerraHash DX Mini (full)||90,000||140||15||640||6000||No||USB|
|TerraHash DX Large (full)||180,000||140||17.14||1,280||10500||No||USB|
- ↑Ant Miner S1 product page Retrieved 2014-03-11
- ↑ 2.002.012.022.032.042.052.062.072.082.092.102.184.108.40.206.152.16Power supply not included
- ↑Ant Miner S2 product page Retrieved 2014-05-24
- ↑Ant Miner S3 product page Retrieved 2014-08-06
- ↑Ant Miner S4 product page Retrieved 2014-10-01
- ↑Ant Miner S5 product page Retrieved 2015-02-04
- ↑Ant Miner S5+ product page Retrieved 2015-09-16
- ↑Ant Miner S7 product page Retrieved 2015-09-16
- ↑Ant Miner S9 product page Retrieved 2016-07-02
- ↑Ant Miner U1 Product page Retrieved 2014-03-11
- ↑Ant Miner U2+ Product page Retrieved 2014-03-11
- ↑Antminer U3 product page Retrieved 2015-02-06
- ↑ 13.013.113.213.313.4Actual price is in bitcoins. USD value estimated.
- ↑ASICMiner Tube Sales Thread
- ↑ASICMiner Prisma Sales Thread
- ↑ 16.016.1http://garzikrants.blogspot.com/2013/02/avalon-miner-power-usage.html
- ↑ 17.017.117.217.317.4"Avalon ASIC". Avalon. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑"250 GH/s Rack Mount Bitcoin Miner". Butterfly The mining guide. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- ↑"700GH/s Bitcoin Mining Card". Butterfly Labs. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
- ↑Depends on user configuration available from http://www.bitmine.ch
- ↑ 21.021.1"BTCGarden Sales Thread"
- ↑Company home page Retrieved 2018-01-22
- ↑Product page Retrieved 2018-01-22
- ↑Anouncement Retrieved 2018-01-22
- ↑Product page Retrieved 2018-01-22
- ↑ 26.026.126.2"HashCoins Apollo v3". HashCoins.
- ↑ 27.027.127.2"HashCoins Zeus v3". HashCoins.
- ↑ 28.028.1"KnC Neptunes 3TH first ever 20nm Chip" KNC Miner
- ↑Actual costs higher outside Russia
- ↑ 30.030.130.230.330.430.5"Rockminer Store"
- ↑"SP10 Dawson June Batch".
- ↑"SP20 Jackson" Retrieved 2015-02-06
- ↑"SP30 Yukon September Batch 1".
- ↑"SP31 Yukon" Retrieved 2015-02-06
- ↑"SP35 Yukon" Retrieved 2015-02-06
- ↑"4.5 GH/sec Modular Board (Klondike 16)".
- ↑"18 GH/sec Modular board (Klondike 64)".
|Product|| Hash rate|
|Avnet Spartan-6 LX150T Development Kit||100||0.10||995|
|Bitcoin Dominator X5000||100||14.7||0.22||6.8||440|
|BitForce SHA256 Single||832||10.4||1.38||80||599|
|Butterflylabs Mini Rig||25,200||20.16||1.64||1,250||15,295|
|Digilent Nexys 2 500K||5||0.03||149|
|Icarus||mining cryptonight 19.79||0.66||19.2||569|
|X6500 FPGA Miner||400||23.25||0.72||17.2||550|
|ZTEX USB-FPGA Module 1.15b safety equipment for mining 90||0.27||325|
|ZTEX USB-FPGA Module 1.15x||215||0.52||406|
|ZTEX USB-FPGA Module 1.15y||860||0.65||1,304|
- ↑Fpgaminer (May 19, bytecoin mining gpu, 2011). "Official Open Source FPGA Bitcoin Miner". Bitcointalk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- ↑"AES-S6DEV-LX150T-G Parts". Avnet Express. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- ↑ 3.03.13.2NewMeat1 (August 18, 2011). "Custom FPGA Board for Sale!". Bitcointalk.org. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑ 4.04.14.2"BitForce SHA256 Single – Technical Specifications". Butterfly Labs. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑ 5.05.1"Products". Butterfly Labs. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- ↑"Order Form – BitForce SHA256 – Mini Rig". Butterfly Labs. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑The Seven (June 3, 2011). "Re: Official Open Source FPGA Bitcoin Miner (Smaller Devices Now Supported!)". Bitcointalk.org. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
- ↑"Nexys™2 Spartan-3E FPGA Board". Digilent. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑ 9.09.19.2Nzghang (November 9, 2011). "FPGA development board 'Icarus' – DisContinued/ important announcement". Bitcointalk.org, bytecoin mining gpu. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- ↑Nzghang (May 6, 2012). "FPGA development board "Lancelot" - accept bitsteam developer's orders.". Bitcointalk.org. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
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CryptoTells | Crypto Mining Is About To Explode!This has brought back a rush of people asking the question: Is mining bitcoin with a GPU something to consider at these insane ASIC prices? This tutorial describes a detailed procedure showing how to mine bytecoin using the GPU of a computer running windows using its graphical card. GPU mining was when the beat dropped for the bitcoin universe But I still loved that moment when CPU mining was the essence of bitcoin — as Satoshi and many of us saw it. Over time, it was revealed that the system tended toward oligarchy when we .
Guide: How to mine Bytecoin on Windows. Pool mining GPU is a bit more tedious, depending on your graphics card, you will need to download one of the following miners. My friend asked me to do a research for him on bitcoin mining, I don't know a lot so I'm asking. He's consider buying either NVIDIA gtx titan or NVIDIA gtc 980. This tutorial describes a detailed procedure showing how to mine bytecoin using the GPU of a computer running windows using its graphical card.
GPU Bitcoin Mining
Mining is a funny term. You’re not really “mining” bitcoin in actuality. Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) are based on a technology called Blockchain. Blockchain allows for a public ledger of transactions that are secure and safe from hacking. Miners are simply people or businesses who contribute the processing power of computers to the blockchain network, generally through a mining pool. This compute power could be CPU, GPU, FPGA, or ASIC based. Indeed in the early days of Bitcoin, mining was exclusively CPU based with GPUs following not too far behind. In those early days it was even possible to mine Bitcoins with computers as small as a Raspberry Pi. As the network grew and the difficulty rose, miners quickly moved to mining Bitcoin with a GPU.
The progression of Bitcoin Mining went like this:
- CPU Mining – The base standard which everything began
- GPU Mining – A single GPU today is roughly equal to 30 CPUs
- ASIC Mining – A single ASIC miner today is roughly equal to 400 GPUs (12,000 CPUs)
As you can see over time mining power has increased exponentially. An ASIC based miner which costs roughly $2500 today can perform the work of 12,000 PCs which would cost $18 million dollars. The ASIC miner makes far more sense.
How the Bitcoin Network Size Effects your Miner
It’s super important before we go any further with a discussion of mining Bitcoin with a GPU that we stop and understand how the network size affects mining.
Some are likely to think with more miners on the network more Bitcoins will be mined. This is indeed false. Bitcoin is released at the same rate regardless of network size. Bitcoin has a fixed supply and fixed schedule that is followed. When Bitcoin mining first began, Bitcoins were released at a rate of 50 coins every ten minutes. 50 coins would be released whether there were 10 people mining or 10 million people mining.
Today, just 12.5 Bitcoins are released every ten minutes, but the number of miners has increased 10,000%. To put this in perspective, if ASIC mining were nor a thing there would be ~25 billion CPUs mining Bitcoin today. That’s insanity! So 25 billion CPUs mining only 12.5 bitcoins per ten minutes. Are you ready to put this in perspective? With your desktop PC mining only with your CPU you are 200 times more likely to hit the lottery in your state than you are to ever find a Bitcoin.
Fantastic, but mining Bitcoin with a GPU has to blow that away right? I mean you can put six GPUs in a computer and get the Bitcoin mining equivalent of 180 CPUs. That will dramatically increase my odds. It sure will! You’ve now leveled the playing field! Your just as likely to win your local state lottery as you are to find a Bitcoin. See the problem? To find a Bitcoin you need a LOT more processing power.
What about Mining Pools though Mike?
Some of you more familiar with mining are saying “Wait a minute Mike, no one solo mines. I don’t need enough power to find a coin on my own! I’ll just mine in a pool and share the rewards.”
This again might sound like the way to go at first. Just toss all of your GPUs into a local mining pool and share the rewards based on the percentage of work your miner submitted.. Mining with a GPU just became profitable again! Well, not so fast. Let’s look at the numbers.
With a GTX 1060 GPU you’ll be capable of about 20 MH/s Bitcoin hashrate. As part of mining pool, your GPU would bring in about $.000112 a day of revenue. The 1060 uses about 95 watts of electricity. With an average electrical cost of 10 cents per kwh. Your total electricity spend would be $6.84 a month. This quite literally puts you $6.84 in the hole every single month.
Let’s face it. Mining Bitcoin with a GPU is not profitable in 2018. Can we stop the madness now?
Mining Bitcoin with a GPU: Hope is Not Lost!
But wait! There’s more! Hope is not lost for mining with a GPU. There are plenty of alternative coins that can still be mined with a GPU rig. These coins include Ethereum, ZCash, ZCL, and many more. Check out the tour of my Ethereum mining rig and my post on learning to mine Ethereum to learn more. I also did a comparison of the most profitable mining GPUs for 2018.
Hope you have a fantastic 2018 and GPU mine the heck out of those alt-coins!
|Bytecoin mining gpu||96|
|Mining crafting games||420|
|MINING ROAD TRAINS||Genper mining|