Mining Performance of Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 OC Edition



26
Feb
2021

The new Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 video playing cards are right here and we managed to purchase one shortly whereas there was some inventory left to do some mining benchmarks and assessments. We already know that mining efficiency for the RTX 3060 is restricted for Ethereum, however what else are you able to mine with the total efficiency is one thing that we additionally needed to seek out out for positive. As we’ve got predicted availability and pricing of the RTX 3060 is off the charts as people anticipated these GPUs to be the candy spot for mining Ethereum – excessive hashrate and low worth. Neither of those did change into true nevertheless and inventory availability is low, so shopping for even simply considered one of these new GPUs was fairly onerous and we needed to pre-order it and purchase it bundled with a motherboard simply to get our fingers on it for testing.

Specifications smart – nothing surprising. We already knew what to anticipate from the RTX 3060 GPUs by way of {hardware} and GPU and VRAM specs. We additionally although we knew what to anticipate from them by way of efficiency, however then Nvidia abruptly stunned us with their plans a few days in the past. And though they’re saying that they need to have the RTX 3060 obtainable for avid gamers, what they’re that means is that they need to promote their new Nvidia CMP HX Dedicated Crypto Mining GPUs to miners as an alternative of RTX 3060. In the top they may most likely not succeed very nicely with both for quite a lot of causes…

When we run Phoenixminer on the ASUS RTX 3060 GPU with 70% TDP and +1000 MHz video reminiscence in MSI Afterburner we’re getting nearly 46 MH/s hashrate for Ethereum, nevertheless the protecting mechanism shortly kicks in and drops that to about 23-24 MH/s. Mining Ehtereum with 46 MH/s at nearly 120W of energy utilization might be some miner’s moist dream for a mining GPU, however sadly that’s not going to occur at the least for the second. And it isn’t solely affecting Ethereum mining, Ethereum Classic additionally will get the half hashrate discount (it is extremely comparable by way of algorithm), even Vertcoin’s VertHash algorithm is affected and presumably different memory-intensive algorithms as nicely.

Affected Algorithms Performance:
– Ethereum – Ethash algorithm – 45 -> 23 MH/s
– VertCoin – Verthash algorithm – 850 -> 370 KH/s
– Ethereum Classic – Etchash algorithm – 47 -> 25 MH/s

All isn’t misplaced nevertheless as there are some worthwhile crypto algorithms that aren’t affected by the compelled half hashrate for mining from Nvidia, so the RTX 3060 continues to be usable and performing fairly nicely in another fashionable algorithms…

Unaffected Algorithms Performance:
– Ravencoin – KAWPOW algorithm – 22 MH/s
– Veil – ProgPoW algorithm – 20.8 MH/s
– BitCash – X25X algorithm – 4.2 MH/s
– Conflux – Octopus algorithm – 42 MH/s
– Beam – BeamHashIII algorithm – 22.5 MH/s
– Aeternity – CuckooCycle algorithm – 6.6 G/s
– Grin – Cuckatoo32 algorithm – 0.39 G/s
– ZEL – Zelhash algorithm – 33.6 Sol/s
– Firo (XZC) – MTP algorithm – 2.4 MH/s

So, whereas the RTX 3060 is probably not the most suitable choice for Ethereum mining, it might nonetheless carry out fairly nicely in another mining algorithms, so not a complete waste of cash so far as crypto mining is anxious. If you might be solely specializing in Ethereum mining nevertheless, you then may need to assume twice and depart the RTX 3060 to different miners or avid gamers as an alternative.

– What efficiency different Nvidia RTX 30 Series GPU ship for Ethereum…

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