Mining with Linux & NVIDIA GTX 1080

I’ve built the Linux branch (nheqminer_cpu_xenoncat) of https://github.com/nicehash/nheqminer which gives me 30 sol/s for my i7 Skylake CPU which is fine, I guess.

Also I’ve built the cuda_tromp version of the mining software which also gives me just around 35 sol/s for my GTX 1080 GPU. But this can’t be what a GTX 1080 can deliver on Ubuntu 16.04.02 LTS/4.10.0-13-generic? Is there other Equihash mining software available for Linux or can you give me any other advice?

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read the very last post

Try EWBF's Cuda Zcash Miner:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1707546.0

I can get 450 sol/s with it using a 1070, so presumably the 1080 will do better, but I can't say from experience.

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Thanks, a lot! I’ve got around 490 Sol/s using

~/mine/0.3.3b/miner --user loxal.sun-gpu --server eu.zec.slushpool.com --port 4444 --pass x

on

Linux sun 4.10.0-20-generic #22~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 20 17:43:29 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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@loxal Happy to help!

nice hashrate you have there!
which 1080 you running with?
evga ftw|fe|ti fe|sc, nvidia g1|xtreme|aorus ti extreme|ti fe, zotac amp extreme|edi|ti fe?

I have got:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:1b80] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:119e]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 125
Memory at de000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:
Kernel driver in use: nvidia
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nvidia_375_drm, nvidia_375

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Only heard about PNY within past 24 hours so seeing this really has got me sold :slight_smile:
Last thing, whats your pow effi and have you done the numbers on excavator yet seeing as I've heard nothing but good things?

Hi. I get ~550sol/sec with my GTX 1080 cards using Windows 7 and ewbf 0.3.3. I used Linux for my AMD rig but switched to Windows for my CUDA rig.

I get ~720sol/sec with GTX 1080 ti cards. Worth the extra money for the ti.

What about power draw?

~240 watts. 250 watts gives about 740 Sol/s.

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Thanks. Still doesn't compete against 2x zotac 1070 AE ($395 each new).
Stock: 810 sol/s, 240 watts
OC'd: 870 sol/s, 240 watts

how you get this hashrate? i have a lot of 1070 gpus and they give me maximum is 410-420 ss.

@floor12 Try overclocking your core and memory, you should be able to get 450 sol/s no problem. But if you pay for electricity and you're going for maximum efficiency, you may be better off setting the power limit at 80% to achieve ~420 sol/s.

Agreed. I guess its boils down to your mining strategy, space, power etc. I am trying to get as close to 20 amps draw for each circuit / rig. 8 1080's gets me to ~19amps and 5.8KSol/s / rig. 8 1070's is half the amps and ~3.4 KSol/s, so not my best option to maximize each available circuit.

what version of drivers and miner you use? in stock clocks it gets about 380-390 ss. and 410-420 ss overclocked. memory + 200, gpu +150.

OS: Windows 10 Pro
GPU: GTX 1070 Founders Edition
Miner: EWBF's Cuda miner v0.3.3
Driver: 381.89

Maximizing Power Efficiency:
Core +99 and Memory +98, with power limit set at 80%, I get 420 sol/s.

Maximizing Hashrate:
Core +167 and Memory +179, with power limit set at 100%, I get 450 sol/s.

What about the zotac en1080k, is it worth for mining?

If you have it lying around, sure, it has a 1060 which can get you 300 Sol/s and above.
But I wouldn't fork out any USD for the mini pc if that's what you're thinking.
You'd be better off piecing together your own GPU rig and getting 10x that plus more rets than settling for the en1080k; if you want pointers feel free to PM as this going off subject from original thread.

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