I greet you friends. Today’s article will review and test the geforce gtx 1060 video card from nvidia. We will find out its speed and hash rate on the most profitable algorithms to date, and we will also compare and find out energy consumption and income, after which we will leave our review.
In our example, there will be a palit storm x gtx 1060 3gb video card and mining on it. I will say right away that its minus in mining is that it has one fan, so the cooling is not very strong, although these cards are cold by themselves. I also want to say that the speed of the 6 gb version is about the same, so the example will be for a 3 gb video card. If you have a farm, then you can still mine, but it will be hot in a closed case. It was bought for a special offer and I got it for only 11,000 rubles (the average price of such a card is from 13,500 to 15,000).
Photo of palit storm x gtx 1060 3gb
Now we will briefly talk about the characteristics of the palit storm x gtx 1060 3gb
Memory capacity – 3072 MB
Core frequency – 1506 MHz, turbo – 1709 MHz
Memory frequency – 8008 mhz (Samsung)
This is all we need, the rest you can see on the screen
Now we’re going to start what is why you came here:
We will test the most profitable and stable algorithms and coins to date (05/17/2017). These are ether (ethereum) and zcash (equihash), we will find out their speed, hashrate and profitability, and we will also consider dual mining on gtx 1060.
So, we’ll take a look at everything piece by piece:
Everything will be tested on drivers version 376.33, on windows 7 x64 operating system. Msi afterburner overclocking program, Pentium g2030 processor. Miners below.
We will also show the income of this card according to whattomine version.
So, we’ll start with ether:
(By the way, if you don’t know how to mine ether, read How to mine ether for beginners)
ATTENTION! Mining ether for 3 gb is not available, it can be mined on 6 gigabyte versions, the test is also on them.
Ethereum mining speed and hashrate on palit gtx 1060 from the box without overclocking on claymore eth dual miner 12.0
As you can see, the average speed is about 18.895 mh/s, which is not very good, but without overclocking. Consumption is about 183 watts with the system.
Now the optimal setting of gtx 1060 for mining
Mining speed and mining hashrate of ethereum on palit gtx 1060 with overclocking and optimal settings on claymore eth dual miner 12.0
Core +200, memory +800. The average speed is 23.064 mh/s – this is already a normal result, the consumption is 195 watts with the system.
Further different settings for interest
Core +50, memory +600 – 21.650 mh/s, 190 watts
The new Claymore 14.7 miner has an increase of 1 – 2 mh/s.
Mining of RVN 1060:
This currency (raven) is good for 3 gig versions, this is the top earning coin for them (07/11/2019).
Rvn – overclocking of gtx 1060
I applied this overclocking, it’s still optimal.
Further speed and hashrate of rvn with nevermore miner on gtx 1060
1060, 7 – 8 mh/s from one card. This is a very good result. Overclocking as in the screenshot above:
75% Power limit
+150 core clock
+120 memory clock
And now we will move on to dual mining on nvidia gtx 1060 eth + dcr, eth + lbry.
ATTENTION! Mining of ether for 3 gb is not available, it can be mined on 6 gigabyte versions, the test is also on them.
Mining speed and mining hashrate of ethereum + dcr on palit gtx 1060 without overclocking from the box on claymore eth dual miner 12.0
Not a very good result. The average ether speed is 18.306 mh/s, and the average decred speed is 183.9 mh/s, consumption is 190 watts.
Further, the optimal settings in my opinion
Mining speed and mining hashrate of ethereum + dcr on palit gtx 1060 with overclocking and optimal settings on claymore eth dual miner 12.0
Core +200, memory +800. Average ether speed is 22.101 mh/s, average decred speed is 221.300 mh/s, which is a good result, power consumption is 200 – 202 watts
Further different settings
Core +100, memory +200. Ether – 21.950 mh/s, decred – 219.800 mh/s, power consumption is 198 – 200 watts
And finally, dual with libra – eth + lbry.
Mining speed and mining hashrate of ethereum + lbc on palit gtx 1060 without overclocking from the box on claymore eth dual miner 9.3 (don’t forget to write in the miner -dcoin lbc)
The result is not very good – ether was 17.402 mh/s, libra was 16.700 mh/s, consumption was 183 watts
Optimal settings have not changed
Mining speed and mining hashrate of ethereum + lbc on palit gtx 1060 with overclocking and optimal settings on claymore eth dual miner 9.3
As we can see, the core is +200, the memory is +800. Average ether speed is 20.880 mh/s, average libra speed is 20.000 mh/s, consumption is 196 watts.
Now we will move on to zkash:
If you don’t know how to mine zcash, read – How to mine zcash)
Mining speed and mining hashrate of zcash on palit gtx 1060 from the box without overclocking, with Zec miner 0.3.2b.
You can see for yourself on the screen – the average speed is 263 sol/s, which is a good result for 13,500 rubles. But that was without overclocking. Consumption together with the system is 190 watts, which is also considered a good result.
Then I spent a long time choosing the optimal settings for speed/consumption.
Mining speed and mining hashrate of zcash on palit gtx 1060 under overclocking with optimal settings, Zec miner 0.3.2b
As we can see, the core is 225, the memory is 601, the average speed is 296.8 sol/s, which is very good, and the consumption increased by only 8-10 watts, that is, 198-200 watts with the system
Next, I will give you different overclocking settings for mining on a gtx 1060, without screenshots for general review
Core +280, memory +601. 298.4 – slightly higher, but the consumption is also high, and the stability is poor, drivers may crash, etc.
The core is +290, the memory is 0 – 290 sol/s, which is also not very good.
We are done with the zcash algorithm.
What is more profitable to mine? I can’t give an answer to this question, since the exchange rate is changing, but according to whattomine, today (07/11/2019) it’s better to mine ether.
The whattomine version has a yield of 1060 as of 07/11/2019 with one:
6gb eth – 0.70 $
3gb rvn – $ 0.56
By the way, gtx 1060 has become faster to mine, read the article about it – New miners for nvidia.
I think that’s enough experimentation. Our review and opinion on the gtx 1060
Pros when compared to competitor 470 (stitched):
+ slightly cheaper
+ less consumption
+ It mines libra, rvn and eth well
-Mining speed of ether and decred is lower when compared with the stitched 470
I can advise 1060 for you if you are afraid of the stitched 470, 480.
Do you need to collect the farm? I think that if one or a couple of farms are on the radeons, then you can collect them for 1060.
Now answers to popular questions.
Is there a firmware for the gtx 1060? – there are no 1060 firmwares for mining purposes, and they are not needed.
How to overclock nvidia gtx 1060 for mining? – Using the msi afterburner program. The optimal settings are described above in the article.
1060 3gb vs 1060 6gb for mining, what’s the difference between them? – no difference, the mining speed doesn’t change with the amount of memory, the difference is only in the price.
Which gtx 1060 card is better for mining? – the card, which is in the example of this article, it’s better not to choose. A very good option is palit dual gtx 1060. It has two fans and is cheaper, but if you are not saving, then choose something from MSI.
In general, I answered the most popular questions.
If you are not well versed in mining, then I advise you to read the article How to mine for beginners.
You can also mine more with 1060 – an optimized miner from nvidia.
Also read the article Best Video Cards for Mining 2019.
Until next time.
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