ZCash mining GPU Comparison

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zCash Mining

zCash can currently be mined with CPU and GPU miner for windows and linux (ubuntu). As listed below you can find the current Graphic Cards and their projected outcome based on the most advanced miner on the web.

CPU Mining [edit]

Xenocat[edit]

NiceHash / nheqminer by NiceHash[edit]

Latest Version:
Release Date: 07.11.16
Developer Fee: 0%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: Intel

Sol on i7: ~20S/s

Download: https://github.com/nicehash/nheqminer

GPU Mining [edit]

Claymore Miner by Claymore[edit]

Latest Version: 12.2
Release Date: 14.01.17
Developer Fee: 2%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: AMD

Sol on RX 480: ~ 313 H/s

Download: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B69wv2iqszefdmJickl5MF9BOEE?usp=sharing

Claymore's ZCash AMD GPU Miner. Latest version v9.1: - additional range checks in code for better stability. - reduced devfee, it's 2% now (72sec instead of 90sec) if you use secure SSL/TLS connection, currently Flypool and Suprnova pools support encrypted connections, see Readme for samples.  - improved "-di detect" option: now after GPU order detection miner starts mining with the detected order. - added ability to use environment variables in "epools.txt" and "config.txt" files. For example, define "WORKER" environment varibale and use it as "%WORKER%" in config.txt.

Silentarmy by Marc Bevand[edit]

Latest Version: 5
Release Date: 11.11.16
Developer Fee: 0%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: AMD / Nvidia

Sol on RX 480: ~200S/s

Download: https://github.com/mbevand/silentarmy

SILENTARMY is a free open source Zcash miner for Linux with multi-GPU and Stratum support. It is written in OpenCL and has been tested on AMD/Nvidia/Intel GPUs, Xeon Phi, and more.

Optiminer[edit]

Latest Version: 1.7
Release Date: 06.02.17
Developer Fee: unkown
Platform: Linux 64 Bit & windows

Chip: AMD

Sol on RX 480: ~303S

Sol on R9 Nano: 450 S/s (with powertune +50)

Sol on R9 290X: 311 S/s

Download: https://github.com/Optiminer/OptiminerZcash

Features[edit]

Supports:

  • Linux 64bit only
  • AMD GCN cards only

Expected speed (stock card):

  • R9 Nano: 260 S/s
  • R9 290: 200 S/s
  • RX 480: 195 S/s

Windows support may be added in a future version.

No NVIDIA support planned at the moment.

The miner contains a fee for supporting the dev. All shown hash rates are net rate, i.e., with fee deducted. What you see is what You get!

EWBF's CUDA Zcash miner[edit]

Latest Version: 0.3.3b
Release Date: 21.03.17
Developer Fee: 2%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: Nvidia

Sol on gtx 1060: ~305 h/s (1657/2252)

Download: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B9EPp8NdigFianNlcUh0YWFhOVE

GPU Miner Comparison[edit]

Brand GPU Hash Rate Intensity level Core Clock Mem Clock Driver Watts info Miner OS Submitted by Cost
Sapphire R9 270x 2GB 162 1150 1500 Ethos 119
MSI R9 270x 2GB 177 1165 1485 Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 pro jdkarma627 100 CAD
Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 152 1100 1400 Ethos 119 Easye35
Gigabyte R9 280x 317 6 1120 1500 mem mod Claymore v12.4
XFX R9 280x 297 -i 6 -a 1 1050 1500 15.12 Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
AMD R9 290 285 -i 7 1050 1250 15.12 225W Claymore v11.1 Liberty!
Gigabyte R9 390 258 6 1025 1500 Claymore v8.0
ASUS RX 470 STRIX OC 4GB 285 1235 1940 Claymore v12.4 SimpleMining jdkarma627 209 CAD - 30MIR
XFX RX 470 4GB Black 200 4 1380 2000 mod Claymore v8.0
Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 300 8 1250 1950 mem mod Claymore v12.4
MSI GAMING-X RX 470 8GB OC 290 1235 1940 Claymore v12.4 SimpleMining jdkarma627 259 CAD - 30MIR
Gigabyte RX 480 4GB Gaming 242 8 150W Claymore v11.1 cryptophil $199 USD
HIS RX 480 275 8 1300 2100 mem mod Claymore v11.1
Asus RX 480 Dual O4G 308 8 1350 1900 mem mod Claymore v12.4
Asus RX 480 Strix OC8GB 325 -i 8 -a 2 1360 2170 mem mod Claymore v12.3 Ubuntu LTS Rune Kommune
Gigabyte RX 480 8GB Gaming 261 8 150W Claymore v11.1 cryptophil
Gigabyte RX 480 8GB Gaming 300 amdgpupro Optiminer v1.6.1 Ubuntu 16.10 x64 suahnkim
Gigabyte R9 Nano 295 6 1000 500 Claymore v.8.0
Sapphire R9 PRO DUO 630 6 1070 500 Claymore v8.0
Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro 450 -i 6 1050 500 16.3.2 Claymore v.12.4 OMF
PowerColor HD 7950 3GB 257 6 918 1500 15.11.1 Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
Sapphire HD 7950 3GB 200 15.30 Optiminer v1.6.1 Win7 x64 suahnkim
PowerColor HD 7990 Red Devil 500 4 1150 1375 stock Claymore v12.4 Ubuntu R0x0r $200
MSI GTX 960 152 NA 1289 3004 378.66 EWBF 0.3.2b Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
Evga GTX 960SSC 140 NA 1429 3004 376.33 Stock EWBF 0.2.0b Bob
Evga GTX 980SC 310 NA 1392 3004 376.33 Stock EWBF 0.2.0b Bob
Zotac GTX 1060 305 NA 1657 2252 EWBF 0.2.0b
GTX 1080 525 180W Claymore v11.1 $599 USD
GTX 970 250 Ubuntu 16.10 x65
Gigabyte GTX1070 433 1600 stock 1924 boost 4000 373.06 EWBF 0.3.3b Win7 x64 friedpenguin $429

GPU References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units