ZCash mining GPU Comparison

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ZCash Mining

ZCash can currently be mined with either a CPU and GPU miner with both Windows and Linux operating systems. Listed below are the mining programs and benchmarks of various graphic cards.

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
i7 7700k: ~34S/s (8 threads, stock clocks)

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

GPU Mining [edit]

Claymore Miner by Claymore[edit]

Latest Version: 12.5
Release Date: 23.05.17
Developer Fee: 2%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: AMD

Sol on RX 480: ~ 310 H/s / 115 Watt

Sol on R9 Fury: ~ 490 H/s


Latest version v12.5:
- added support for latest ZCash forks.
- improved fans management for latest drivers and Polaris cards.
- added "-mpsw" option.
- added shares-per-GPU statistics when "s" key is pressed.
- Included EthMan v3.0 which supports passwords and email notifications.

Silentarmy by Marc Bevand[edit]

Latest Version: 5
Release Date: 11.11.16
Developer Fee: 0%
Platform: 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: 2.5%
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
  • Windows 64bit only
  • AMD GCN cards only

Expected speed (stock card):

  • R9 Nano: 260 S/s
  • R9 290: 200 S/s
  • RX 480: 300 S/s

No NVIDIA support planned at the moment.

The miner contains a 2.5% 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: 0.3.4b
Release Date: 21.03.17
Developer Fee: 2%
Platform: Windows / Linux

Chip: Nvidia

  • Sol on Gtx 1080ti : ~760 h/s (1999/2800)
  • Sol on Pny Gtx 1080TIFE: - 650-680 h/s (Msi Afterburner settings: 75% power, +150Mhz Core, +815Mhz Mem, Fan 75% @ 60c
  • Sol on Gtx 1080: ~520 h/s (140w)
  • Sol on MSI 1070 Gaming X: 490 h/s (SimpleMiningOS 230w,+1200 mhz on memory, +120 mhz on core, 65% min fan, @70C)
  • Sol on Gtx 1070: ~440 h/s (165w)
  • Sol on Gtx 1060: ~309 h/s (1657/2252)
  • Sol on Gtx 1050TI: ~170 h/s
  • Sol on Gtx 980: ~330 h/s
  • Sol on Gtx 970: ~280 h/s
  • Sol on Gtx 950: ~150 h/s

GPU Miner Comparison[edit]

Brand GPU Hash Rate Intensity level Core Clock Mem Clock Driver Watts info Miner OS Submitted by Cost
KFA2 GTX 1070 EX 490 2000

(+185)

4400

(+600)

382.53 180 Core Voltage: Untouched, Power target: 100%, Coreclock: +185, Memclock: +600, Fanspeed: 50%, Temp: 70C, 2.7 Sol/W --> High Power/Maximum Hashrate Settings EWBF 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 Lumining 385 €
KFA2 GTX 1070 EX 440 1800

(+200)

4200

(+400)

382.53 120 Core Voltage: Untouched, Power target: 60%, Coreclock: +175, Memclock: +600, Fanspeed: 35%, Temp: 61C, 3.6 Sol/W --> Low Power/Medium Hashrate Settings EWBF 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 Lumining 385 €
MSI GTX 1080 GamingX+ 580 1900 (+220) 5400 (+900) 385.69 160 EWBF 0.3.4b Win 7 x64 chardak 650€
Galax GTX 1080 Ti HOF 790 2062.5 5400 382.53 200 Undervolted to 1v for GPU / Mem stock. max 800 Sol/s / +120 MHz Core - +400MHz Mems. 60-63C max with A/C - 65-66 without. EWBF 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 EllinasUser 900€
Asus GTX 760 DirectCU2 OC 2GB 60 4 1290 6450 368.81 99 Power target 105%, Coreclock +218 MHz, Memclock +442 Mhz, Min GPU voltage +100mV, fan manual 100% EWBF 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 Kappawaii 220€ new / 80€ used as of June 2017
MSI GTX 1080 8GB Aero Arctic Accelero Mod 566 2050 5606 382.53 180 power limit 115%, Core +443MHz, Mem +150MHz, fan manual 80%, temp = 67C 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 ChrisDBM $540
MSI GTX 1070 8GB Quick Silver 450 1987 - 2050 4201 - 4300 382.53 130 power limit 60%, Core +200MHz, Mem +500MHz, fan auto 45-50%, temp = 68C 0.3.4b Win 7 x64 chardak $560
MSI GTX 1070 8GB AERO ITX OC 460 1900 4250 power limit 80%, temp = 79C, fan auto 73% 0.3.4b Win 8.1 x64 LeDran €390
ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX OC 6GB 470 1291 1800 382.53 265 gaming mode profile, 55% fan, 76-80 C 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 igralec 330 eur
ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX OC 6GB 495 1468 3305 382.53 275 +109 Core clock, +100 Memclock, +50mV min +37mV max, fan auto, 110% powertarget, 91°C Target. Maxes at 79°C while mining EWBF 0.3.4b Win 10 x64 Kappawaii 650€ new / 271€ used as of June 2017
ASUS GTX 980 Ti Matrix Platinum 6Gb 475 i 56-64 no difference noticed 1400 3600 385.41 225 Modded bios: 1380MHz\1100mV(stable in games), + 20Mhz in mining, CUDA profile memory clocks increased to 3600MHz. 55-60°C, fan up to 55% EWBF 0.3.4b Win 7\10 x64 $380 for used as of July 2017
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti FE 715 1885 5899 382.53 215 power 90%, Core +250MHz, Mem +902MHz, fan 69%, temp = ~63C ewbf 0.3.3b Win 10 x64 o1n11e $625
Gigabyte GTX 1060 300 stock stock 21.21.13 power limit 100% temp 75-79 ewbf 0.3.3b win10 x64 Edenlt 250 eur
EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ 6GB 320 2075 4622 100W power limit 65% temp 69 degrees ewbf 0.3.3b win10 x64 405 CAD
EVGA GTX 1060 FTW+ 3GB 300-305 2075 4622 95W power limit 65% temp 69 degrees ewbf 0.3.3b win10 x64 350 CAD
EVGA GTX 780 Ti OC 150 stock stock 382.53 temperature 79°C Ewb 0.3.4b Win10 Pro x64 Yann
XFX HD 7990 Tri-D 525 -i 2 1000 1500 15.12 Optiminer 1.7.0 Windows 7 Anon $679
Sapphire R9 270x 2GB 162 1150 1500 Ethos 119
MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G 330 1487 2052 185 mem mod, core mod EWBF 0.3.3b Windows 10 Pro X64
MSI R9 270x 2GB 177 1165 1485 Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 pro jdkarma627 100 CAD
Asus R9 270x 2GB 175 2 fglrx 15.302 stock Claymore v12.5 Ubuntu 14.04.2
Gigabyte R9 270x 4GB 152 1100 1400 Ethos 119 Easye35
Gigabyte R9 280x 317 6 1120 1500 15.12 215W mem mod Claymore v12.4
XFX R9 280x 297 -i 6 -a 1 1050 1500 15.12 215W Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
AMD R9 290 285 -i 7 1050 1250 15.12 225W Claymore v11.1 Liberty!
AMD R9 290x 4GB reference 397 -i 7 1100 1475 17.5.1 165.7W 61°C on water, stock volts Claymore v12.4 Win 10 Pro x64 Tommy7373
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 307 8 1250 1975 16.11.5 mem mod Claymore v12.5 Win7 x64
Gigabyte RX 470 4gb 280 Claymore 12 Win7 x64 root17 $210
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 16.11.5 mem mod Claymore v12.5 Win7 x64
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
MSI RX 480 8GB

Gaming X

310 Claymore

i = default

1224 2175 16.9.2 115W BIOS settings from Saphire 1411MHz;

But Memory timings form MSI

Claymore v12.5 Win10 x64 1,44 Serg by trend
Gigabyte RX 570 4GB Aorus 320 7 1370 1900 17.5.1 mem mod Claymore v12.5 Win7 x64
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
Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X 455-460 -i 7 1020 500 15.12 175W Modded bios: 1000MHz@1100mV stable in gaming max, in mining +20Mhz. T-mod memory(400Mhz strap) - 0.5% gain. 3840 SP unlock(+20-30Sol\s). Core at 57-59°C(-tt 60), VRM1 temp is higher by 1-2°C, VRM2 temp is lower by 5-6°C, fan=32-38% Claymore v. 12.5 Win7\10 x64 $340 for used as of aug. 2017
PowerColor HD 7850 PCS+ 2GB 167 4 1000 1225 17.6.2 130 stock (factory OC) Claymore v.12.5 Windows 10 Pro x64 $50~80 (pre-owned)
PowerColor HD 7950 3GB 257 6 918 1500 15.11.1 Claymore v12.4 Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
Sapphire HD 7950 3GB 300-305 1100 1500 17.6.2 Claymore v12.5 Win10 pro x64 WildEye
PowerColor HD 7990 Red Devil 500 4 1150 1375 stock Claymore v12.4 Ubuntu R0x0r $427
MSI GTX 950 OC 2GB 150-160 1500 4200 120 Full OC Watercooled EWBF 0.3.3b Win7 x64 Ryu $130
MSI GTX 960 152 NA 1289 3004 378.66 EWBF 0.3.2b Windows 10 Pro Feltersnatch
Evga GTX 960 SSC 140 NA 1429 3004 376.33 Stock EWBF 0.2.0b Bob
Evga GTX 980 SC 310 NA 1392 3004 376.33 Stock EWBF 0.2.0b Bob
Zotac GTX 1060 305 NA 1657 2252 EWBF 0.2.0b
Gigabyte GTX 1070 433 1600 stock 1924 boost 4000 373.06 EWBF 0.3.3b Win7 x64 friedpenguin $429
Evga GTX 960 SSC 160 NA 1442 3004 381.89 95W Stock EWBF 0.3.3b Win10 x64 Bob
Evga GTX 980 SC 325 NA 1392 3004 381.89 180W Stock EWBF 0.3.3b Win10 x64 Bob
Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 458 2126 4520 382.05 185W unlocked power shuntmod NiceHash

Excavator v1.1.4a

Win10 x64 Instant $385
MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X 475 -i 56-64 no difference noticed 2025 4200 385.41 164W overclocked+undervolted in Afterburner. Vcore=981mV. Micron memory, set to +400Mhz though it clocks in steps anyway, haven't tried more so far. 55-59°C, fan 44-50% (1000-1200RPM) EWBF 0.3.4b Win7\10 x64 $440 for used as of Sep. 2017
KFA2 GTX 1070 HOF 440 - 56-64 no difference noticed 2000 4200 385.41 129W 2000Mhz@981mV, Micron memory, set to +400Mhz. Ice-cold. 51-53°, fan <1100RPM (<38%) EWBF 0.3.4b Win10 x64 $440 for used as of Oct. 2017
Palit GTX 1060 3GB 280 NA 1923 4404 381.89 mem mod EWBF 0.3.3b Win10 x64 KetTrab $200
PNY GTX 1080 8GB 540 NA 214W mem mod, core mod EWBF 0.3.3b Win10 x64 Gerber99 680 USD
MSI GTX 980 Ti 490 1530 3300 382.33 318W Bios mod + watercooled EWBF 0.3.3b Win10 x64 MADM1k3 $400
Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 485 NA 1474 3305 382.53 265W Core +200MHz EWBF 0.3.4b Win10 x64
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti 680 NA 1812 195W EWBF 0.3.3b Debian Stretch mkm23 670 GBP
MSI RX 570 280-290 NA 1242 1650 SMOS RX 150W Stock Claymore 12.5 Simplemining OS Energetic 200 GBP
Sapphire R9 Fury X 470-490 NA 1050 500 16.3.2 275W Stock Claymore 12.5 Windows 7 x64 Energetic 450 GBP
XFX R7 360 2GB 105 2 1050 1400 fglrx 15.302 110W open air frame Claymore 12.5 EthOS 1.2.2 $100+ USD
Gigabyte R7 260x 2GB 95 3 1100 1625 fglrx 15.302 115W open air frame Claymore 12.5 EthOS 1.2.2 $230+ USD
HIS R9 280x IceQ X2 3GB 301 5 1000 1500 fglrx 15.302 250W open air frame Claymore 12.5 EthOS 1.2.2 $150+ USD
Sapphire R9 270X 2GB 200 3 1200 1500 17.5.2 Stock Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 X64 Developer P.S.L
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti 745 NA +90MHz offset +1100MHz offset 200W mod core and mem EWBF 0.3.4b Debian stretch mkm23
MSI GTX 960 150 NA stock stock 382.53 EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 Tyger81
EVGA GTX 1070 FTW DT 460 -i 64 1892 2100 384.80 115W Pwr. 61%, core+ 250, vram +400, vcore 0.85v, stock air acx 60% ~54C (amb. 24C). Rig Frame. EWBF 0.34b Windows 10 x64 L41TWZ
EVGA GTX 1080 620 NA +100MHz +1000MHz 382.53 mod core and mem EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 Tyger81
MSI R9 270X Gaming 2G 180 4 1080 1400 15.12 Stock Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 x64 Pro SmithJez
Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X 4GB 290-320 -i 7 1080 1800 17.6.2 ~220 core +60, memory +300, custom fan curve, ~65C Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 x64 OsterForever ~130-150 usd
Palit GTX 750 Ti 80 4 1350 1500 60W ewbf 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
Gigabyte GTX 970 Twin Turbo 4GB

GV-N970TTOC-4GD

227 -i 60 stock stock 381.22 140W stock EWBF 0.3.4.b Linux Mint 18.1 blitzkrieg-bop-br
Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti, 3 fan 740 -i 64 +150MHz +200MHz 382.33 245W 3 fans, mod core & mem EWBF 0.3.4.b Windows 10 x64 Tonic1080 $699.99 USD
Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 180 1800 3100 75W ewbf 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
Palit GTX 1050 2Gb 150 1800 3100 75W ewbf 0.3.4b Windows 7 x64 $130
MSI RX 460 4GB 95 50W Claymore 12.5 Windows 7 x64 $110
Sapphire R9 Fury Nitro+ 490 1150 515 16.3.2 220W OC, power limit -15, 60c constant Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 x64 $300
Asus GTX 1070 8GB Strix Gaming 456 -i 60 stock stock 381.22 160W 160W = Efficiency between: 2.65 h/w and 2.75 h/w

120W = Efficiency between: 3.40 h/w and 3.60 h/w

ewbf 0.3.4b Linux Mint 18.2 blitzkrieg-bop-br R$ 2099
XFX R9 270X 190 4 1150 1450 16.9.2 BIOS 015.044.000.003.000000;t core 85°C; fan 97% Claymore 12.5 Windows 7 x64 Froggg 190€ (2013)
MSI GTX 1060 AERO ITX 3G OC 290 2000 4000 382.53 t core 75°C; fan 70% EWBF 0.3.3b Windows 7 x64 Froggg 240€ (6/2017)
MSI GTX 1070 GAMING x 8GB 465 1945 4150 382.53 147W t core 66°C; fan 70% EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
MSI GTX 1080 Ti GAMING x 8GB 735 1809 5258 382.53 195W t core 60°C; fan 60% EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
Quadro K2200 4GB DDR5 63 27W temp 66°C Excavator Windows 7 x64 Tn0nl!ne $400 (7/2017)

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Zotac GTX 970 4GB Dual fan 254 1215 3505 384.67 Stock settings.

79C; fan 80%

NiceHashMiner: EWBF Windows 10 x64 DoodieSmoothie Used:

$147

Zotac GTX 1060

Mini 6GB Samsung Memory

305 1780 4728 385.41 91W GPU+210, MEM+720, P0 State locked, Power Limit 75% effiency: 3.16 H/W EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 X64 uBm New: 199€
GTX 1050 Noteboox 83 stock stock 381.22 85W Temp = 65° Nheq miner Windows 10 x64 brennius27 800 euros laptop
ASUS GTX 970 STRIX 4GB 260 1253 3505 382.53 120 Use nvidia-smi.exe -ac 3505,1455 to access P0 state.

GPU clock = +150MHz

Power target = 70%

Fan = 41% / Speed = 1052rpm

Temp = 67°C

Nvidia control panel, optimize for compute = on

Efficiency = 2,16 H/W

EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 €150
ASUS HD 7770 1GB 79 1120 1200 15.12 75 GPU clock = +100Mhz

Memory clock = +80Mhz

Fan = 24%

Temp = 61°C

Efficiency = 1,05 H/W

Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 x64
Gigabyte GTX 1070 Gaming-8GD 495 2000 4552 384.94 Power Limit = 105%

Core = +105

Mem = +750

EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 $395
Gigabyte R7 370 170 4 1100 1400 17.7.1 120 GPU clock= +100Mhz Fan= 100% Temp= 72ºC NiceHash Claymore_Zcash Windows 7 x64 ByCus R.T. $137
ASUS GTX 1060 6GB Strix Gaming 300 -i 64 stock stock 381.22 95 Running with 95 Watts

Efficiency: ~ 3.15 Sol/W

ewbf 0.3.4b Linux Mint 18.2 blitzkrieg-bop-br R$ 1499
ASUS GTX 970 4GB Strix 255 stock stock ewbf 0.3.4b Windows 10 64
Zotac GTX 1060 6GB

AMP! Edition+

295 -i 64 stock stock 381.22 95 Running with 95 Watts

Efficiency: ~ 3.10 Sol/W

ewbf 0.3.4b Linux Mint 18.2 blitzkrieg-bop-br R$ 1299
Sapphire R9 290x reference 405 -i 8 1090 1350 Crimson Relive 17.4.4 Claymore 12.5 Windows 10 x64 technomancer €200 second hand
Zotac GTX 980 AMP! Omega 4GB 300 1200 3004 384.94 180 2 fans EWBF 0.3.4b Win 8.1 x64 passerby
Gainward GTX 1070 410 - 440 -i 64 1709 - 1772 8900

(4452 DDR)

385.28 127 (measured) Afterburner +200 core clock, +650 memory clock, power target = 80% EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
PNY GTX 1070 XLR8 Gaming OC 455 - 470 -i 64 1890 8630

(4315 DDR)

385.28 Afterburner +100 core clock, +507 memory clock, power target = 100%

voltage measured around 0.85 mV

EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64
Gigabyte RX 460

4GB

133 stock stock 16.2.2 Unlocked BIOS

1024 shaders

Temp = 70°C

Claymore 12.6 Windows 8.1 x64
GeForce GTX 690 65 stock stock 384.94 EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 deke997
GeForce GTX 980 290 stock stock 384.94 EWBF 0.3.4b Windows 10 x64 deke997

GPU References:

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

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