NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070Ti Ethereum Mining Review

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Introduction

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070Ti is currently(6/9/2018) the best NVIDIA GPU to mine Ethereum simply due to it’s hashrate, power consumption and price. In this review I wanted to give an idea of the 1070Ti’s Ethereum mining performance, so that you can compare if you have already have a GTX 1070 Ti or even looking to get one.

At present(6/9/2018) the 1070ti founders edition from NVIDIA retails at $449.00 and cards can be purchased in that range depending on where you purchase it from. The TDP of the card is 180 watts but as the results will show the actual consumption under mining conditions is much less.

For this review I will be using a Reference Model/Founders Edition card manufactured by MSI which also uses Micron memory where the two preferred memory types for overclocking are Samsung and Micron.


In this review I will be using the Claymore Dual Miner v10.0 in single mode only mining Ethereum, though the hashrate does not change even if dual mining.

1070ti Ethereum mining performance on default settings

Looking at the NVIDIA SMI tool while mining on default settings, the power consumption out of the box is around 135watts.

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 397.31                 Driver Version: 397.31                    |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name            TCC/WDDM | Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  GeForce GTX 107... WDDM  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| 36%   64C    P2   135W / 180W |   3420MiB /  8192MiB |    100%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

 

The cards performance for the price is fantastic at an average of 26 Mh/s and also maintain a temperature of 64C(147.2F) while consuming only 135 watts.

Now lets look at how we can improve our situation.

1070ti Overclocked Ethereum mining performance

The overclocking settings we have found to be the best with this card are:

  • Power Limit: 60
  • Temp Limit: 65 Celsius (149F)
  • Memory Clock: 625

( your settings can change depending on the memory type, manufacturer and card design )

 

The SMI tool showing the power reduction to 108 watts and GPU temp around 61C.

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 397.31                 Driver Version: 397.31                    |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name            TCC/WDDM | Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  GeForce GTX 107... WDDM  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
|  0%   61C    P2   108W / 108W |   3408MiB /  8192MiB |    100%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

 

With a 60% power limit we reduce the power consumption to 108watts and are able to achieve an average of 31 Mh/s while the card remains cool with no software fan monitoring turned on at just 60C(140F).

1070ti OhGodAnETHlargementPill Ethereum Mining

At present(6/9/2018) the OhGodAnETHlargementPill does not support the 1070ti. The 1070ti uses GDDR5 memory and the free version of OhGodAnETHlargementPill only supports GDDRX5 memory which was implemented in the 1080 and up.

There is a paid version of the tool which does work with the 1070ti and older GeForce cards but you will need to contact the author Kristy-Leigh Minehan to get pricing information.

Conclusion

The NVIDIA 1070 Ti is one of the top contenders for Etheruem mining. Based on its hashrate, power consumption and price a nice balance is struck between cost effectiveness of the card, running costs of electricity and deliverable in terms of hash rate.

Average Mining Performance

Default: 26 Mh/s

Overclocked: 31 Mh/s

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