Due to the high profitability of mining on video cards in all stores and around the world, it is now impossible to buy a video card at the recommended price. even at several times overstated prices, video cards of medium and high performance are sold out in a matter of moments. It is guaranteed that now you can buy a video card only from dealers at an even higher price. Today we will try to evaluate the payback of video cards at several times inflated prices for use in cryptocurrency mining and will help you with the decision to purchase equipment for cryptocurrency mining in the spring of 2021. As a bonus, you will also find out how many times the price of video cards has risen relative to their normal price.
Prices for calculations will be taken from advertisements for new video cards from sellers on Amazon, eBay and other similar sites.
April 17, 2021. BTC: 62228 USD, ETH: 2460 USD
|Price increase||Residual value
in a year*
|Income per day
full, days ***
partial, days ****
|RX 580 8 Gb||2017||150 USD||650 USD||x4,3||90 USD||3 USD||217||187|
|RX 5500XT 8Gb||2019||200 USD||700 USD||x3,5||120 USD||2,5 USD||280||232|
|RX 5600XT||2020||280 USD||1000 USD||x3,6||170 USD||4 USD||250||207|
|RX 5700||2019||350 USD||1300 USD||x3,7||210 USD||5,1 USD||256||214|
|RX 5700XT||2019||400 USD||1300 USD||x3,25||240 USD||5,1 USD||256||207|
|RX 6700XT||2021||480 USD||1100 USD||x2,3||290 USD||4,6 USD||239||176|
|RX 6800||2020||580 USD||1400 USD||x2,4||350 USD||6 USD||233||175|
|RX 6800XT||2020||650 USD||1800 USD||x2,8||390 USD||6 USD||300||235|
|RX 6900XT||2020||1000 USD||2000 USD||x2||600 USD||5,9 USD||339||237|
|GTX 1660||2019||220 USD||600 USD||x2,7||130 USD||2,3 USD||260||204|
|GTX 1660 Super||2019||230 USD||700 USD||x3||140 USD||2,8 USD||250||200|
|RTX 2060||2019||300 USD||800 USD||x2,7||180 USD||2,5 USD||320||248|
|RTX 3060||2021||330 USD||900 USD||x2,7||200 USD||4,6 USD||196||152|
|RTX 3060ti||2020||400 USD||1300 USD||x3,3||240 USD||5,9 USD||220||180|
|RTX 3070||2020||500 USD||1500 USD||x3||300 USD||6 USD||250||200|
|RTX 3080||2020||700 USD||2300 USD||x3,3||420 USD||8,8 USD||261||214|
|RTX 3090||2020||1500 USD||3000 USD||x2||900 USD||11,3 USD||265||186|
* Residual value of video cards after a year of use, provided that there will be no shortage of video cards. Conditionally accepted as 60% of the recommendedprices. For example, the recommended price for the RTX 3080 is 699USD, then the selling price of such a video card is conditionally in a year, when the excitement around mining subsides, it will be 699 * 60% = 420 USD.
** Income from Ethereum mining per day, taking into account electricity costs at a price of 0.05 USD / KWh
*** Payback period of the full cost of the video card purchased at the market price
**** Payback period of a video card, taking into account its resale at a price of 60% of the manufacturer’s recommended price.
As you can see from the table, the most profitable in mining is the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 video card, but do not rush to run to buy this model, because the manufacturer of this video card, Nvidia, has built in the drivers protection against mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency, which is why the hash rate of such a video card is two times less (25MH / s instead of 50MH / s). In this calculation, we took 50Mh / s as a basis for this video card, i.e. to. we learned to bypass the limitation using the beta driver 470.05, but with some restrictions: you need to install the video card directly into the motherboard and connect a monitor or monitor emulator.
Prices for video cards over the past two months have increased on average 3 times, which compensated for the high profitability from mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency and the predicted full payback of purchased video cards today at market prices averages 250-300 days. Those. the current profitability from mining should be at this level all this time so that you can return the money spent on video cards today.
If we take into account the most pessimistic option, that cryptocurrencies will fall in price and video cards will be sold in stores for free sale at recommended prices, then purchased video cards will now be devalued by more than 3 times. Then, in this case, mining will again become unprofitable and you will be able to sell your video cards for 60% of the recommended price. Those. return part of the investment. In this case, the payback period of the equipment is reduced by an average of 60 days, i.e. the current high profitability from mining should last for about 200 more days or half a year, so that the purchased video cards at a price 3 times higher than their real value could return the money spent on them. Only then will you make a profit.
Let us remind you once again that the prices for new video cards were included in the calculation; when buying used video cards, the prices may be slightly lower, which can reduce the payback period of such equipment for mining.
But how long the current excitement around cryptocurrencies will last and, accordingly, the high profitability of mining, no one will tell you, so you yourself must predict and decide for yourself how the cryptocurrency market will behave in the next six months and decide whether to enter mining at current prices or not.