The cryptocurrency market might be down 50% from all-time highs due to tougher regulation te a handful of countries, but miners are still making profits by processing outstanding transactions into blocks and adding them to the blockchain. Now that everyone knows about cryptocurrency, due to all the news coverage, the run on pc hardware has continued. People that don’t own a desktop PC are building them now spil mining PCs for toegevoegd income. The only problem is that it is still almost unlikely to find an AMD Radeon RX 580/570 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics card. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 series cards are just spil raunchy to find. If you want to mine altstem coins and can’t find a GPU that isn’t selling at crazy inflated prices, maybe you should look at CPUs!
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-core/32-thread) processor ($899.99 shipped) and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-core/24-thread) processor ($716.58 shipped) proved to be animals at computing tasks when wij reviewed them, but they also emerge to be good for CryptoNight based cryptocurrencies! It turns out that a stock Threadripper 1950X is capable of about 1330 H/s ter stock form and the Threadripper 1920X will get you about 1175 H/s.
When wij plugged that into WhatToMine on February 1st wij eyed that running Nicehash wasgoed the most profitable way to mine CryptoNight and one could make about $Trio vanaf day. Running nicehash to mine cryptocurrencies also happens to be one of the simplest ways to get mining, so wij figured wij’d give it a slok. Wij downloaded NiceHash Miner Legacy (v188.8.131.52) and got mining. It is worth pointing out that if you are installing NiceHash or any miner on a daily driver PC with a virus scanner installed you’ll need to tell the software white list or overlook the mining applications spil they will be seen spil threats.
On our stock AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16-core processor wij were getting 1350 H/s on CryptoNight and that is right ter the ballpark that it should be. The expected profit vanaf day is right around $Three.
Note that wij only ran one of the two available CPU’s. This is because the CryptoNight algorithm uses harshly 2MB of L3 cache vanaf mining thread and the Threadripper 1950X has 32MB of cache. If you enable the other CPU and attempt mining the voorstelling plummets and the profit vanaf day goes down to just $0.49 vanaf day spil the processor doesn’t have enough cache available. The Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core, 20-thread processor costs $969 shipped, but didn’t mine well ter our testing spil it didn’t have enough cache. Wij were getting 490 H/s with it due partly to the fact that it only has 13.75 MB of L3 cache. That means only 6-threads can have the utter 2MB of L3 cache needed for the CryptoNight algorithm.
Enabling GPU mining ter the NiceHash utility did not influence CPU mining spectacle spil 16-threads of the processor weren’t being used. This meant that the system wasgoed still fairly responsive and you can lightly surf the web, treat your e-mail inbox and witness some movies. If you want to do CPU or GPU intensive tasks like editing a stir or play a movie spel you can simply kasstuk zekering on the NiceHash miner and then commence it again when you are done.
With two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 movie cards ter the system mining alongside the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor wij are presently set to make about $Five.55 vanaf day or just overheen $Two,000 a year before expenses.
If you are a more advanced user or don’t want to use NiceHash miner you can use xmr-stak-win64 for CPU mining and point it at the NiceHash pool or any other pool that you want. You can even compile your own no toverfee CryptoNight miner if you want to maximize revenue!
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x w/ two GeForce GTX 1060 Movie cards
- Idle – 93 Watts
- CPU Mining Only – 206 Watts
- GPU Mining Only (Ethereum) – 272 Watts
- CPU and GPU Mining – 361 Watts
When it comes to total system power draw at the wall outlet wij found some pretty astounding numbers on the Kill A Watt Peettante ($Legitimate.89 shipped). The entire system wasgoed using 93 Watts at idle and 206 Watts with GPU only mining. That is a power draw of 113 Watts on the CPU, which isn’t too bad. The entire system at 206 Watts puts the power cost vanaf 24 hour day at $0.40 for those paying $0.08 vanaf kWh.
NiceHash shows that a 1950X will earn you harshly 0.00036 BTC/day. With the cryptocurrency taking a dive south that puts the revenue vanaf day of running just the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X at $Two.42. After you take out your electrified expenses of $0.40 vanaf day you are left with a profit of $Two vanaf day. Just four days ago wij when commenced working on this article the profit wasgoed shown to be $Three, but the price of most altstem coins is pulling down. Even at $Two vanaf day one could make $730 vanaf year year mining with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and basically voorkant the cost of the processor itself te just overheen a year at current prices. If the price vanaf day goes back up to $Trio vanaf day that yearly profit would be almost $1,100. Months ago there were people making $Five a day with the Threadripper 1950X, so if cryptocurrency prices manage to recover it could get interesting.
Just a goes up for those that might be looking to buy a fresh system and are looking for a way that mining can offset the system build costs. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor presently runs $899.99 shipped and the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X processor is $716.58 shipped. AMD X399 motherboards are not inexpensive tho’ spil the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme X399 houtvezelplaat that wij used for testing runs $479.99 shipped. The ASUS Prime X399-A motherboard at $316.91 shipped would likely be a better choice for someone looking for a budget friendly and has the same number of PCIe slots (6).
AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs likely won’t be flying off the shelf with $Two a day profit numbers, but mining with them is profitable. You can also overclock the processor for improved mining spectacle albeit at the cost of higher power consumption.
Update Two/20/2018: The cryptocurrency market has rebounded nicely from the crash that happened just before this article wasgoed published. Wij’ve bot CPU mining on just the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor at stock clocks and making about $Two.72 vanaf day before expenses (electrical). Right now were are averaging a payment of 0.001 BTC every five days and Nicehash shows that wij are earning 0.0003 BTC vanaf day from the 1950X CPU.