This article will provide you with the information on how to overclock your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card for a best performance and Hashrate/Watt efficiency. We have performed number of tests based on HiveOS popular presets by modifying memory clock and absolute core clock parameters on Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card to determine the fastest hash-rate and most efficient overclocking mining configuration.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • What hashrate (ethash) to expect from your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card
  • What Hashrate/Watt efficiency ratio to expect from your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card
  • Recommended overclocking settings for best hash rate
  • Recommended overclocking settings for best efficiency
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Hashrate on HiveOS Linux
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Hashrate on HiveOS Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System HiveOS LInux
Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 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

VGA and Driver version

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card model we were using for our tests is the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING OC 10G running on HiveOs Linux with the following driver Version: 460.67 and CUDA Version: 11.2.
$ lspci
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] (rev a1

Miner

NBMiner has been used to perform all test. For more information about NBMiner miner visit: https://github.com/NebuTech/NBMiner

What ethash hashrate to expect from your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060

Depending on your environment, room temperature and other hardware configurations you should be able to expect hashrate anywhere between 19 - 21 MH/s.

For anything below the above hashrate you should consider a possible hardware fault, incorrect overclocking or temperature throttling.

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What Hashrate/Watt efficiency ratio to expect from your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card

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. The highest efficiency per Watt we were able to obtain from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 was 271.0 K hash per 1 Watt.
HOW TO CALCULATE MINING EFFICIENCY
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
WARNING
When overclocking your NVIDIA card always test in small increments and keep an eye on VGA's core temperature. Failing to do so may result in a permanent hardware damage.

Recommended Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 overclock settings for best efficiency

The cost of the power is in many cases the decisive factor on your overclocking approach. The following Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 settings can be used to reach the best hashrate/watt efficiency. Once again, your result may vary:
Overclock Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for best mining efficiency
Absolute Core Clock Memory Clock Power Limit Hashrate Efficiency
150 1400 75 20.05MH 270.9K
>Overclocking Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for best mining efficiency on HiveOS LInux
>Overclocking Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for best mining efficiency on HiveOS LInux

Recommended Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 overclock settings for best hash rate

The following settings can be used to overclock the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for a fastest hash rate while taking core temperature into consideration. Please note your results may be different:
Overclock Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for fastest hashrate(ethash)
Absolute Core Clock Memory Clock Power Limit Hashrate Efficiency
-900 2000 100 21.45MH 218.9K


Other overclocking Nvida RTX 3080 mining tests

The following table shows other HiveOS popular overclocking preset settings and test benchmarks for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 HiveOS popular overclocking mining preset settings benchmarks
Absolute Core Clock Memory Clock Power Limit Hashrate Efficiency
100 1200 80 19.57MH 247.7K
150 1500 90 20.27MH 222.7K
100 1700 80 20.81MH 260.1K
100 1200 100 19.55MH 197.5K
100 1500 100 20.26MH 204.6K
150 1400 80 20.02MH 253.4K
100 1200 95 19.56MH 208.0K
150 1400 100 20.00MH 200.0K
150 1400 90 20.00MH 222.3K
55 1800 100 21.01MH 214.3K
1200 1100 82 16.29MH 201.2K
202 1736 90 20.81MH 233.8K

Conclusion

The above tips on how to overclock your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for best mining experience are not just recommendations. Feel free to play with the the overclocking settings to fine tune your Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card for a better mining hash-rate performance.

However, as already suggested, alter your overclocking settings only in small increments and keep an eye on the core temperature to avoid permanent hardware damage.

If you can suggest a better overclocking settings for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card then let us know in the comments below.
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