Maxwell Will Bring NVIDIA Into the Cryptomining Game

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti is not really much to talk about especially when it comes to gaming. Although it is something that the cryptomining crowd should definitely take a look at for its price-performance ratio and low power draw.


AMD’s R9 290X is pretty much the king of cryptomining. This is because the way AMD designs its shaders — more simple shaders that run at a low frequency clock versus Nvidia’s layout of preferring less but more complex shaders — the card’s architecture is better geared towards cracking the SCRYPT algorithm used by Litecoin. Currently NVIDIA’s Maxwell cards (GTX 750 Ti & GTX 750) are not going to take this mining crown from AMD, but they will cause a threat because of their price-performance ratio and low power draw.

There have been many tests done across the web and the Maxwell-based GTX 750 Ti can mine at 242 KH/s and when the latest CUDAminer is used it goes up to 263 KH/s. Now this does not come close to the Radeon R9 290X’s mining rate of 1002 KH/s, but consider think about this: the GTX 750 Ti has an average price of $140 and power draw of 60W. If we compare that to the R9 290X at $700 (if you can find one) and can require up to 600W of power. If you would build a rig with six GTX 750 Ti’s would have a hash rate of 1578 KH/s, but would consume less power and would only cost $900 (just a little more compared to the R9 290X).

You also have to keep in mind that NVIDIA’s high-end Maxwell cards, which we will see later this year will be NVIDIA’s answer as far as mining goes.

Source: VR-Zone | News Archive

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