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What's the best hardware for Mining Ether?

What's the best hardware for mining ethers? GPU For the highest hashrate per GPU, the answer is the AMD HD 7990 (minimum hashrate 43 MH/s), followed by the AMD R9 Fury X (minimum hashrate 28 MH/s). ...
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What is the current DAG size? When do we expect to hit GPU limits?

As of June of 2017, the DAG size had grown past 2 GB. This other Q & A thread (Where do I see the current dag size) will tell you how to find the exact up-to-date number.
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

short answer too, that will take the exact opposite stance as @nicolas-massart ;) in the long run you'll be always better off mining solo, ever because you get uncles and pay no fees pool mining ...
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Smart Contract execution in Casper

Even now, GPUs are not used for the EVM. Mining is simply deliberate busywork, a way to spend computational resources with an easy way to prove that it happened in retrospect. Smart contracts and the ...
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Mining Performance of AMD Radeon Pro Duo

We just received ours ... 42m/h atm @ 370w ... mainly due to the 16.5.3 driver ...
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What aspect affects the GPU's mining speed?

Not sure if this question is off-topic, but broadly speaking, there are a few things that affect a GPU's performance given a particular algorithm being executed (for mining Ethereum and otherwise), ...
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

Short answer : don't try to solo mine with less than 100MH/s[1]. You will almost never get reward as, during the time you will spend mining, the difficulty raise will lower your luck of mining a block ...
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Mining Performance of AMD Radeon Pro Duo

No benchmark looks to be available and i think it's due to the fact that this card looks to be very expensive and quantity is limited. However, the pro duo seems to be a radeon fury x2. So you can ...
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Can I mix graphics cards on a mining rig RX480 and RX 470?

Generally speaking, the answer to this question is almost always "Yes." I've yet to see a situation in which this was not the case. You may have difficulty (but not impossibility) mixing CUDA (Nvidia)...
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Is there a GPU-hashrate database?

it does seem the above mentioned lists are no longer available. so try this one, its up to date and recent. GPU hash comparisons
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Mining wattage on Sapphire R9-390

My 2 x Gigabye R9 390X + motherboard, CPU, drive + fans consume ~ 700 watts (measured with a power meter at the wall) - see Is CPU mining even worth the Ether? . My GPUs are only slightly overclocked. ...
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AlethOne : GPU can't allocate the DAG in a single chunk

You have to set some environment variables. Linux: export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100 export GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100 export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1 Windows: setx ...
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GPU works but cannot find a solution

You should try to remove the latest drivers, meaning 16.4.1 as they are known to suck and install the 15.12. I have no idea as to why but if you do, feel free to answer this question
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What are the bandwidth requirements to run a full node?

You might have a misconception here: running a full node does not require mining and is only supporting the network without you getting any (monetary) reward. It has no high bandwidth requirements (...
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ethminer not recognizing multiple GPUs (AMD Radeon / Ubuntu)

For people who're having this problem with a headless Windows box: ethminer must be started from the system, not via Remote Desktop and there should be a dummy plug or a real monitor connected to one ...
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ethminer not recognizing multiple GPUs (AMD Radeon / Ubuntu)

Finally fixed my issue. Here's what I had to do: From the BIOS, I had to set the motherboard to use PCI-e graphics (it was set to use onboard graphics). I had to make sure I plugged any monitor into ...
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Account Balance 0 after 1 full day of GPU mining - GTX 770 - go-ethereum and ethminer

You won't succeed unless you are more patient and have a higher hashrate, please get some info about your rewards capabilities on a mining reward calculator, see Does my mining situation sound normal?
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Solo Vs Pool Mining With A GPU

It's very easy to calculate reward probability with a little information. What is the Network's Global hashrate, Blocks/day, and your percentage of the global hashrate. Because of the law of averages ...
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Mining for 5 days at an avg of 19 Mh/s but not a single cent, is this normal?

Based on your 19 Mh/s figure and the Ethereum Mining Calculator, you should be getting about 0.0040128644455329 ETH per hour, 0.0963087466927896 ETH per day or 0.3210288 ETH for 80 hours. As you are ...
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How can I get 43 MH/s using AMD HD 7990?

I've gone to the link http://www.mininghwcomparison.com/list/index.php?brand=both and filtered for 7990 and the top 5 entries relate to Ethereum mining: Clicking on More Info on the fourth entry, ...
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What is the current DAG size? When do we expect to hit GPU limits?

If you need DAG size tracker you can visit investoon.com/tools/dag_size there you can see current DAG size and important epochs.
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Ethminer reporting low hashrate vs benchmark

This happened to me and here's what I did to fix it. I'm on Windows 10 and was using NVIDIA CUDA 7.5. I was benchmarking at 17MH and mining at 5MH. By Downgrading to CUDA 7.0 I starting mining at ...
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Ethminer reporting low hashrate vs benchmark

You do mention that you have specified the opencl switch at start. Did you specify -G in the ethminer parameters? This is required for ethminer to mine using your GPU. Here's the relevant ethminer --...
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Is there a GPU-hashrate database?

Try this one: http://cryptomining-blog.com/category/mining-hardware/ Though it is not perfect, it covers most of the GPUs.
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Is there a GPU-hashrate database?

there is a database of GPU different models and their hashpower (with the usage conditions) check http://www.mininghwcomparison.com/list/index.php
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Use mobile phone gpu to mine

No. This is not possible, nor is it a good idea. Individual computers are often not powerful enough to mine Ethereum blocks. This is why people mine in pools (for example nanopool) Mobile phones ...
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What happened in 2016 so that "2GB cards stopped working" for mining?

see here The issue is to do with the DAG file size, which is loaded onto GPU memory in order for the ethash algorithm to call pieces of it during the hashing process. The DAG file grows with time, ...
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Which is the best (most H/s) open source NVidia driver for Linux (any distro)

Just a side node, I use ArchLinux on all my devices, but when it comes to mining I just use a stock Ubuntu installation because they have the best proprietary driver support. So without answering ...
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Which is the best (most H/s) open source NVidia driver for Linux (any distro)

To my knowledge there aren't big differences in drivers version, buy ymmv On a side note, you can check this website for a list of configurations / drivers info and hashrate. Please note that the ...
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