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$500 Gpu Gaming/Mining

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I want to buy a Gpu for gaming/mining, mining is slightly priority. My budget is $500.

 

Is it better to buy a single 1070/vega 56 or dual Rx 480/1060 6gb. Note: I am not gonna crossfire as my mobo dont support it but I can mine with one Gpu running 24/7 and the other for gaming/mining.

 

Which is more profitable?

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Mining with only 1 card is hardly profitable.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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8 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Mining with only 1 card is hardly profitable.

Buying a card for gaming and not mining = no profit at all, buying a card and mining from time to time still gives you more then no mining at all, if you discard power costs.

 

So your statement is false and also not helpful in anyway.

 

I mine on my RX 480 and my R7 1700x @4GHz whenever I do not play games/not use the PC (while sleeping or at work) and have made about 300€ the last couple of months so the card payed for itself which is still more then nothing/not mining! On a sidenote: I do not pay for power.

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8 minutes ago, Marcel Kipka said:

Buying a card for gaming and not mining = no profit at all, buying a card and mining from time to time still give you more then no mining at all, if you discard power costs.

 

So your statement is false and also not helpful in anyway.

 

I mine on my RX 480 and my R7 1700x @4GHz whenever I do not play games/not use the PC (while sleeping or at work) and have made about 300€ the last couple of months so the card payed for itself which is still more then nothing/not mining! On a sidenote: I do not pay for power.

You have to understand my statement correctly first. I'm recommending him to get 2 cards because a 1070 or Vega will have worse mining performance than 2 of the cheaper cards, even after taking the price difference between the two options. If he does pay for power then a single card wont give much profit.

 

How can you not pay for power?


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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21 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

You have to understand my statement correctly first. I'm recommending him to get 2 cards because a 1070 or Vega will have worse mining performance than 2 of the cheaper cards, even after taking the price difference between the two options. If he does pay for power then a single card wont give much profit.

 

How can you not pay for power?

Student, living in parent's house, that sort of thing.

 

Power is a factor that must be considered if you are going to mine, you'll eat up the profits if your power rate isn't good.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
25 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Student, living in parent's house, that sort of thing.

 

Power is a factor that must be considered if you are going to mine, you'll eat up the profits if your power rate isn't good.

 

48 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

You have to understand my statement correctly first. I'm recommending him to get 2 cards because a 1070 or Vega will have worse mining performance than 2 of the cheaper cards, even after taking the price difference between the two options. If he does pay for power then a single card wont give much profit.

 

How can you not pay for power?

I believe rx 480 is slightly more profitable than gtx 1060 6gb so is 2x rx 480 better or is it wiser to buy 1 rx 480 and 1 gtx 1060 6gb so I can choose which gpu to use depending on the game?

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6 hours ago, drkknghtavngr said:

 

I believe rx 480 is slightly more profitable than gtx 1060 6gb so is 2x rx 480 better or is it wiser to buy 1 rx 480 and 1 gtx 1060 6gb so I can choose which gpu to use depending on the game?

RX480/580 and GTX 1060 do better in different currencies @Simon771 gave you a link to calculate that.

 

Performance between the two arent great enough to use two different cards.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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