Best Graphics Cards For Mining Ethereum 2021

Choosing the best GPU for mining is not an easy task. remain effective, while others become obsolete.There are three important aspects to taketake into account when choosing a video card for mining: budget, performance and running costs. Equipment availability, regional electricity prices, etc. should also be considered.

The best mining GPUs on the market right now are:

Their data seems to be good, at least for the RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 I can confirm that the numbers are accurate, and that they represent tuned settings, not just the default that comes out of the box.

So, just go to that site, enter your electricity costs in $ per kWh (to get an accurate daily profit number), then take the prices of the cards in your region and divide by the daily profit, to see how many days it takes for the card to pay for itself. The one that needs the least amount of time is the best.

Top performance: Nvidia RTX 3090

Mining on an RTX 3090 using the DaggerHashimoto algorithm (Ethereum mining) can yield around 120-125 MH per second, at an average power consumption of 285 watts, given some overclocking and voltage tuning.

Given the high price of the RTX 3090 that's further inflated by GPU drought and scalpers, breaking even on it may take between 237 and 278 days depending on the cost of electricity in your region (assuming $0.10 to $0.12 per kWh), and assuming the price of Ethereum doesn't dip below $1,900.

High performance: RTX 3080 and Radeon VII
Nvidia's RTX 3080 is a close second to the RTX 3090, with a hash rate of 95-100 MH per second. Again, this is what can be achieved with proper overclocking, voltage tuning, and cooling solution, and that will also depend on the silicon lottery. However, the typical power draw for that hash rate range is 220-250 watts.

Like the RTX 3090, the price is the highest disadvantage, as you would be hard pressed to find it at the MSRP of $699. Anywhere between 216 and 267 days of mining on it is what it would take to break even, but this will also make a quick profit once it reaches that point.

Some of you may not think much of the Radeon VII, and rightly so. This was AMD's second attempt at making the Vega architecture shine, and ended up underdelivering on its promise to be competitive with Nvidia's RTX 2080. But thanks to AMD's use of HBM2 memory, this is a great performer for mining Ethereum.

Moderate performance: RX 6000 series, RX 5700 XT, RTX 3070, RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 2080 Ti, RX Vega 64/56

The most you can expect to get out of these cards is 60-65 MH per second with a power consumption of 160-190 watts. If you can get your hands on an RX 6800, that's the clear winner among the three in terms of price and energy efficiency, so it should yield the best mining results. Time to break even is around 180 to 236 days, assuming you can get your hands on one.

For people who are holding on to RX 5700 or RX 5700 XT, these two cards can achieve a respectable 50-56 MH per second, all with a power draw of 120-155 watts. They are certainly among the best GPUs in terms of hash rate per watt, while also being great performers in 1440p gaming.

Honorable mentions: RTX 2070, RTX 2060 Super, GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1060 6GB, RX 580/570/480 8GB

When looking at the most recent Steam hardware survey, we see the GeForce GTX 1060 is still powering a lot of gaming rigs out there. If you happen to have the 6GB version, you can achieve a modest, but still respectable hash rate of 25 MH per second, with a relatively low power draw of 90-100 watts. The same can be said about AMD's Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and RX 480 graphics cards -- we're talking about the 8 GB variants, of course.

Even with inflated pricing, these graphics cards allow you to break even in 4 to 5 months. It's also worth looking at the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super, which can achieve a hash rate of 26-32 MH per second at a power draw of 70-90 watts.

Better yet, AMD's Radeon RX 5600 XT can reach as high as 42 MH per second while drawing 105-115 watts. These are great 1080p gaming cards, and assuming you can find them at around $300-350, they might pay for themselves in 5 months of mining.

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