Better hardware to mine cryptocurrencies

The cryptocurrencies that can be efficiently mined with this list of hardware are:

Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), PascalCoin (PASC), Decred (DCR), Expanse (EXP), Lbry Credits (LBC), Siacoin (SC), Komodo (KMD), Ubiq (UBQ) ), Karbowanec (KRB), Bipcoin (BIP).

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The best hardware for Ethereum 2017 Mining:

  • Video cards
  • Motherboards
  • CPUs
  • Mining Rig
  • USB Risers

Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 470 4GB

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To get the best mining performance with this GPU, you will have to modify the BIOS. In the configuration of values ​​you can mine with a hashrate of 22.xx Mh / s in Ethereum, but with a modified BIOS you can reach up to 29.xxx – 31 Mh / s depending on what type of memory your card has, Samsung, Hynix O Elpida!

  • 1143 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 1750 MHz, 7000Mbps effective Memory Clock
  • Ethereum: 22Mh / s – 31Mh / s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh / s – 31Mh / s
  • ZCash: 300H / s – 400H / s
  • Monero: 650 H / s – 850 H / s

Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 480 8GB

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The same modification must be made for this card to obtain a better mining performance, you will have to modify the BIOS. In the value configurations you can mine with a hashrate of 24.xx Mh / s (+2) in Ethereum, but with a modified BIOS you can reach up to 29.xxx – 31 Mh / s depending on the type of memory your card has. It’s usually just Samsung.

  • 1121 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 2000 MHz, 8000Mbps effective Memory Clock
  • Ethereum: 22Mh / s – 31Mh / s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh / s – 31Mh / s
  • ZCash: 300H / s – 400H / s
  • Monero: 650 H / s – 850 H / s
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GPU 570/580 SERIES

AMD Radeon RX 570/580 Series

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1130/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 29-29.5Mh / s (Hynix)

MSI RX 570 Gaming X 4G

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1140/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 28Mh / s – 30Mh / s

MSI RX 570 Armor 4G OC Gaming

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1150/2000
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 27.3 MH / s; 28.5 Mh / s (still good for improvements)
  • Power Usage: 105W / GPU-z shows 75-80W

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 ITX 4GB

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1100/1910 (Elpida)
  • Ethereum: stock 22.4 Mh / s; bios mod + oc 30.5 Mh / s (dual)
  • Power Usage: 130w (power may be higher)

Sapphire Nitro + RX 580 8GB Limited Edition

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1150/2250
  • Ethereum: stock 22.5 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 30 – 31.6 Mh / s
  • Power Usage: 130w

Sapphire Nitro + RX 580 8GB

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 30 Mh / s ETH – 870 Mh / s DCR
  • Power Usage: 130w – 150w

Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB OC

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 30Mh / s
  • Power Usage: 110w

MSI RX 580 8GB X Gaming

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  • GPU / memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh / s; modded bios + oc 29Mh / s – 30.7 Mh / s

 

GPX GTX 1060/1070/1080 SERIES

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080 Series

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6G

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh / s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh / s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

MSI GAMING GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh / s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 FTW + Gaming 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh / s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

MSI Gaming Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

MSI Armor Geforce GTX 1070 8GB OC

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

ASUS Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

EVGA Geforce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1080 IT Gaming OC 11GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 640-70, Monero 480-530

MSI GTX 1080 IT Gaming X 11GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 640-70, Monero 480-530

MSI GTX 1080 TI Armor 11GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 640-70, Monero 480-530

ASUS Rog Strix GTX 1080TI GAMING 11GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh / s, ZCash 640-70, Monero 480-530

Best Motherboards for Etherium Mining

The best Intel and AMD motherboards with 6 and 7 slots for GPU

6 GPU – ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel H81
  • CPU Socket: 1150 (4th generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron in LGA1150 Package)
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR3 / DD3L Memory Technology
  • 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
  • CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage multi-adjustment Graphics
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb / s
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB250-BTC

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  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • CPU Socket: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
  • Memory: DDR4 2400/2133/1866
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB350-BTC

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  • Chipset: AMD AM4 Socket
  • CPU Socket: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: DDR4 3200 (OC) / 2933 (OC) / 2667/2400/2133/1866 MHz
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

6 GPU – ASRock ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97 EXTREME4 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel H81, Intel Z97 Express
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Supports 5th / 4th Generation Intel® Core ™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-3200 + (OC) / 2933 + (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2400 (OC) / 2133 (OC) / 1866 (OC) / 1600/1333/1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel
  • 3 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA, Supports 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm M.2 devices)
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb / s

6 GPU – Biostar TB85 DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboard 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel B85 single chip architecture
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Intel 4th Generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Memory: 2-DIMM DDR3 1600/1333/1066
  • 5 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 100% XDC solid capacitor
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb / s

6 GPU – Gigabyte AM3 + AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb / s USB 3.0 ATX

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  • Chipset: AMD SB950
  • CPU Socket: AM3 + / AM3 / AMD Athlon II Chipsets: AMD 990FX / AMD SB950
  • Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory.Support for DDR3 2000 (OC) / 1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x16
  • 1x PCI Express x4 slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 1x PCI slots

8 GPU – Biostar TB250-BTC + 

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Biostar has released a new version of its motherboard, the TB250-BTC + (you should not confuse it with the TB250-BTC without the +). The BTC + supports up to 8 GPUs, which is a good number if we consider that Windows does not work with more than 8 GPUs at a time. This is without doubt one of the best motherboards for mining that you can acquire.

BIOSTAR TB250-BTC + Specifications

ChipsetIntel B250
CPU SUPPORT7th  &  6th  Gene  Intel  Core  i7 ,  i5 ,  i3 ,  Pentium  and  Celeron LGA 1151 Processors
Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power): 95Watt
MEMORYDual Channel DDR4 2400/2133/1866 MHz
2 x DDR4 DIMM Memory Slot. Up to 32GB Memory
DDR4 2400 for 7th Generation Intel® Core ™ Processor Family
EXPANSION SLOT1 x PCI-E x16 3.0 Slot
7 x PCI-E x1 3.0 Slot
STORAGE6 x SATA3 Connector
USB4 x USB 3.0 Port
4 x USB 2.0 Port
INTERNAL I / O6 x SATA3 6Gb / s Connector
1 x SATA Power Connector (for rear USB power enhancement)
2 x PCI-E 12V 4Pin Connectors (Must be installed when using Bitcoin mining.)
H / W MONITORINGCPU / System Temperature Monitoring
CPU / System Fan Monitoring
Smart / Manual CPU Fan Control
System Voltage Monitoring
DIMENSIONATX Form Factor Dimension: 29.5cm x 21cm (W x L)

7 GPU – MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2600 (OC) / 2400/2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16 / x0 / x4 or x8 / x8 / x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1x M.2 Ports, Support SATA3 & 4.2 / 6 / 8cm Length M.2 SSD Cards

7 GPU – ASUS PRIME Z270-A Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2600 (OC) / 2400/2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16 / x0 / x4 or x8 / x8 / x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

7 GPU – Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 (GA-Z170X-GAMING 5) Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600 (OC) / 3200 (OC) / 3000 (OC) / 2800 (OC) / 2600 (OC) / 2400/2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Slot, 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3 x SATA Express connector, 6 x SATA 6Gb / s connectors
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

7 GPU – Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x8, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x4 and 4x PCI – Express 3.0 x1
  • 3 x SATA Express, 8 x SATA 3
  • 2 x M.2

7 GPU – MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16, x8 / x8, x8 / x8 / x4, or x8 / x8 / x1 modes), 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 6x SATA3 Ports (4-ports reserved for SATA Express Port), Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 2x SATA Express Ports (PCI-Express 3.0 x2)
  • 2 x M.2

Best CPUs for Ethereum Mining

Intel Celeron G1840 Processor 1150 Socket

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Dual-Core processor at 2.8 GHz
2 MB cache memory and supported RAM memory DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 at 1.5V
Maximum memory bandwidth of 21.3 GB / s
Intel HD Graphics from 1.7 GB to 350 MHz, resolution 1980 x 1080 pixels

NOTE: The Celeron G1840 is only compatible with the following motherboards (motherboards): H81 PRO BTC , Z97 Extreme4 , Biostar TB85 , 1150 Socket

Intel Pentium G4400 Processor 1151 Socket

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Processor Intel Pentium G4400, Dual-Core 3.3 GHz
Processor socket: LGA1151
Maximum internal memory that supports the processor: 64 GB
Types of memory supported: DDR3L and DDR4, with speeds 1333, 1600, 1866 and 2133 MHz

NOTE: The Pentium G4400 is compatible only with the following motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon and the 1151 Socket

AMD FX 4350 Quad Core 4.2 Processor AM3 + Socket

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Processor AMD FX-4350 with speed of 4.2 GHz and Socket AM3 +
Power of 125 watts
Designed for graphics-intensive applications
4-core processor and 4 MB cache

NOTE: AMD FX 4350 is compatible only with the following motherboard: Gigabyte AM3 + AMD 990FX , AMD AM3 + Socket

Best Frames for Mining

GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Computer Case Chassis

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Powered Risers / USB

6-Pack PCIe SEE 006 PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser Adapter Card

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