What is the best GPU for mining Cryptocurrency in 2020? I have seen this question come up numerous times across the internet. If you are planning to build your next rig, this article should help you choose a GPU for mining.
What you are going to look for is hash rate capability and power consumption.
I ranked my top picks below in the order I would select them for my next rig.
I used Hashrates.com to verify the latest hardware specifications.
First up is the AMD Radeon RX 5700. The XT version will be slightly faster. In the earlier days, these AMD cards were much better for mining over Nvidia. Everyone was using AMD 570/580. Now we have the 5700 pushing 46 MHash/s and only 180 (5700) – 225 (5700 XT) Watts. While some users are reporting up to 60Mh/s with overclocking. This is an incredible balance if you can find a store with multiple in stock.
Up high on my list is the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. If you are lucky to find these in stock, I can run this card at 32 MHash/s when I am mining ETH. The power consumption for this GPU is 250 Watts. This GPU can be expensive though so make sure you take that in to account.
Nvidia now has RTX under their GeForce brand. RTX stands for Ray Tracing Texel eXtreme and were designed to support real time ray tracing to make your video look better than ever. These cards are currently more expensive and do not provide significant hashing power over the GTX brand. The GeForce RTX 2070 is an absolute powerhouse. This power consumption is rated at 185 watts and is rated at 36 MHash/s.
The 1070s. Always a good card to have around. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 is popular favorite across the gaming and mining community. There is a number of 1070s available. Make sure you review the power consumption and hash rate. Most 1070s are 150 watts and will provide 33 MHash/s. GTX is Giga Texel Shader eXtreme which is under Nvidia’s brand of GeForce. The GTX 1070 is a popular favorite for a 6 GPU rig.
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