This article will provide you with a benchmark information on best Ethereum miners on HiveOs for your Nvidia GPU card. For our benchmark we have considered all currently available crypto miners on HiveOS, namely: Ethminer, Bminer, lolminer, Phoenixminer, T-rex, Gminer, Nbminer, Nanominer and TT-miner.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Best Ethereum Miner based on hash rate speed
  • Best Ethereum Miner based on mining efficiency
HiveOS Best Ethereum Miner for NVIDIA
HiveOS Best Ethereum Miner for NVIDIA

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System HiveOS LInux
Hardware Any mining worthy Nvidia Graphics Card
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

About our test environment

Benchmark environment information
Operating System Nvidia Driver CUDA Version GPU model Absolute Core Clock Memory Clock Power Limit
HiveOS Linux 460.67 11.2 Nvidia RTX 3080 1080 2000 250

Benchmark Results

Based on our tests the best Ethereum miner with a highest efficiency is Nbminer. This particular miner scored 461.22H and at the same time performed second in terms of the fastest hash-rate.

When it comes to the miner with a fastest hash rate the best score, even though marginally belongs to T-Rex miner with a hash rate of 98.26MH.

Although, the miner benchmark results for the rest of the miner are marginal, they might make significant difference on a large scale deployment.

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HOW TO CALCULATE MINING EFFICIENCY
The Hashrate/Watt efficiency is a ratio between power usage and hash generation. Here, you need to make a choice based on the power cost. The higher the watt/hash efficiency ration the greater hash generation per 1 Watt.
To calculate your mining efficiency you first need to obtain hashrate and watt values. Once ready simply divide hashrate with number of Watts used. For example if your hashrate is 20.05MH with Watt usage 74W your efficiency is: ( 20.05/74 ) * 1000 = 270.9K hash per Watt
HiveOS Best Ethereum Miner for NVIDIA benchmark results
Miner Version Hash-rate Power Consumption Efficiency
Ethminer v.0.19.0.2 97.11MH 220W 441.41
Bminer v16.4.6 95.58MH 213W 448.73
lolminer v.1.29 96.71MH 213W 454.04
Phoenixminer v.PM 5.5c 97.67MH 219W 445.98
T-rex v.0.20.4 98.26MH 215W 457.02
Gminer v.2.55 97.88MH 215W 459.53
Nbminer v.37.6 98.24MH 213W 461.22
Nanominer v.3.3.5 97.21MH 221W 439.86
TT-miner v.6.1.0 97.40MH 217W 448.85

Conclusion

The above results are based on current Miner versions available on HiveOS and specific GPU, hence the results should be only used as a guideline. Keep your system up to date and update your miners regularly.
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