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Does the CPU matter when GPU mining?

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If pairing a GPU with a CPU that would normally severely bottleneck it in gaming, will it be fine for GPU-mining, or will it be similarly bottlenecked in performance for that task?

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If the cpu isnt in use then it doesnt matter what it is. Just needs to be good enough to run windows and load programs into ram and such so anything from the past 10 years should do

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Not in the slightest. I remember 12-card mining rigs that used Celerons or Pentiums were around back in the Ethereum craze.


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Not sure if it still holds true, but I remember reading a while ago that you should have one core for OS, one core per GPU for optimal folding. So for your setup this would suggest at least a dual core would be ok. Not sure if you intend on running on a potato or not... 🤷‍♂️


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On 9/20/2020 at 8:38 AM, Kaarmaa25 said:

Not sure if it still holds true, but I remember reading a while ago that you should have one core for OS, one core per GPU for optimal folding. So for your setup this would suggest at least a dual core would be ok. Not sure if you intend on running on a potato or not... 🤷‍♂️

Folding is different than mining. While both use GPU's to complete complex problems, that's about all they share. The software, workload and end goals are all very different. 


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On 9/21/2020 at 4:31 PM, TVwazhere said:

Folding is different than mining. While both use GPU's to complete complex problems, that's about all they share. The software, workload and end goals are all very different. 

Ahhhhh you're totally correct. Apparently I read the title too quickly. 🙈


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