I am building my first zcash mining rig. I will use GTX 1060 which are the only option I have now.
I want to decide between these two
1- gigabyte aorus gtx 1060 - 6 GB.
2- asus gtx 1060 - 3 gb.
Which one will be good and does the amount of Ram makes much difference in SOL rate.
the 6 gb will give you the best sol rate, between 20-40 more solutions than the 3 gb ver, it all depends on how much will you be able to OC the gpu memory.
Thanks for your reply.
I will go with the 6 GB
Is the gigabyte aorus a good choice?
yeah that one is amazing because it comes with 9Gbps memory out of the box, which you can OC a little more.
A little too big for my taste (at least for the 3 fans one), but is really good nevertheless.
Some ppl prefer the zotac+ version also.
But i have 4 evga gtx 1060 ssc (6gb), running at 1837 (engine) /4700 (memory), getting around 320 sol/s and using 110w on each. So most of them are really the same it all depends on which one suits your taste/budget.
I don’t think there’s a huge difference, and the difference it’s not because of the memory, but the slight differences in the card itself:
- 6 GB: GP106 chip, with 1280 CUDA Cores, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs.
- 3 GB: GP106 chip, with 1152 CUDA Cores, 72 TMUs and 48 ROPs.
If the initial inversion is critical, go for the 3GB, but if you can buy the 6GB version, it’s a better card, and would give you a little more power and hashrates.
You can do the profit calculations with this great tool:
Oh, and I don’t recommend overclocking it, as the hashrate difference is too low, compared with the risk of shortening the lifespan of the card. I prefer to invest in other cryptos to gain more profitability over time! :zcash:++
zotac 1060 amp+ 9gbps default ~280 sols using latest EBWF miner.
then reduce power to 90%, OC the memory to 4700 mhz and core to 1940 mhz, it will do 310-320 sols
what miner to use with 1060?
sorry, never had nvidia card before
EWBF's CUDA Zcash miner is amazing.
Does it matter how much GB card is when mining ZEC?
I know it matters in ETH couse of DAG, but what about mining ZEC?
i would also like to know will 3 GB cards get obsolete for zcash, as they supposedly will upon DAG growth for ETH
I have two 1060-3gb x6 miners. I don’t think equihash operates with a “dag” file like ETH, but I am no expert. Each of my 12 EVGA 1060’s gets around 270h/s at ~1900mhz/base memclock. For the few extra hash you get for the 6gb card, use the money and get a 7th 3gb card. The 3gb ones are no good for ETH, but ETH is going to POS anyhow.
I also got 2 GTX 1060 6 GB and 2 GTX 1060 3 GB, and the difference is: 6 GB give me 305 Sol/s, and the 3 GB give me 295 Sol/s… so the cost vs benefit is not worth it and I am now buying only 3 GB cards (they are all EVGA/SCC brand/type cards).
By the way, I am able to mine ETH, but I only get 19 MHz so, even with the ETH vs ZEC price difference, ZEC still is the best option to mine… and if ZEC goes to $1,000… or $6,000 like Bitcoin in the last days, then the gain is even more
(For reference, today ZEC is $218, ETH $305, BTC $5670 and NO one believed Bitcoin would go above $1,000 or $2,000 so let us hope ZEC goes to $1,000 at least).
this is what you could say about every coin buddy