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 Author Topic: excavator by NiceHash - multi-algorithm NVIDIA GPU miner [1.5.6a]  (Read 178651 times)
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 April 08, 2017, 06:27:19 PM

I believe the best settings for a 1070 currently is 440 sols @ 120watt. I have a lot of 1070 brands and all can achieve it.
why do you call this your "sweet spot"? surely the sweet spot is when you get the best efficiency for hash per watt right?
I think they call this a "sweet spot" because, according to calculators, this configuration maxes out your profitability per day/month/year.
Look at my calculations:
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/zec?HashingPower=440&HashingUnit=H%2Fs&PowerConsumption=150&CostPerkWh=0.07
This are results at so called "sweet spot". Power consumption is set at 150W because during mining my UPS shows 25% load with maximum load 600W.
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/zec?HashingPower=353.3&HashingUnit=H%2Fs&PowerConsumption=138&CostPerkWh=0.07
These are results when I try to achieve 4-4.2H/W efficiency.
As far as I calculated, you get a little bit lower profitability per day/month/year if you try to max out efficiency for hash per watt to achieve 4-4.2H/W.
I think this happens because:
1) Your PC, excluding GPU, consumes certain amount of power while mining anyway, this variable is more or less the same and you need to keep this in mind while calculating profitability.
2) The more H/s your GPU makes the more money you get, so you have to find a spot with the H/s as close to maximum as it could be with minimum possible GPU power consumption but not maximum efficiency due to excavator.
OR
1) You really must achieve the best efficiency, but you need to calculate it according to total power consumtion of your PC, not only consumption of your GPU.

OK - using those calculators I can see what you mean, but it doesn't seem to make any sense. It just seems that the best H/W should win.

Anyway - are you using EWBF or excavator?

If I use excavator it seems like it just seems to max out (on my 1070) at 430sol/s, whereas with EWBF at a similar power level I can get 437-445sol/s but then EWBF is taking out a dev fee so I wonder if 430sol/s with no dev fee is better than 445sol/s minus the dev fee.

If I go all out with EWBF (afterburner core voltage +10%, power limit 108%, core clock +80, mem clock +700) I can get 475-480sol/s but it must be using a hell of a lot of watts.

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 April 09, 2017, 06:02:46 AM

I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

Any info on ETA of Linux version of excavator?

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 April 09, 2017, 03:10:05 PM

I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

That's pretty amazing.  I'm going to try this when I get back home.

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 April 12, 2017, 12:38:08 PM

I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

I'm only getting around 580 Sol/s with those settings, but efficiency gone up a bit - now at 3.8.  If I drop to 58% TDP, I get 563 Sol/s but my efficiency goes up to 4.

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 April 12, 2017, 11:29:21 PM

Using this miner to mine ZEC on my 1070s, i get far better h/s on this miner than any elSe, like 30 s/h more.
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 April 13, 2017, 10:17:28 AM

I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

I'm only getting around 580 Sol/s with those settings, but efficiency gone up a bit - now at 3.8.  If I drop to 58% TDP, I get 563 Sol/s but my efficiency goes up to 4.

What are your temps? You will not be able to reach 600+ without properly cooled card. In our experiments, all 1080 Tis go to 620+ with these settings (tested on 6 of them) but it is also true that all are water cooled and have around 40 C working temperature.

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 April 13, 2017, 10:48:48 AM

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I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

I'm only getting around 580 Sol/s with those settings, but efficiency gone up a bit - now at 3.8.  If I drop to 58% TDP, I get 563 Sol/s but my efficiency goes up to 4.

What are your temps? You will not be able to reach 600+ without properly cooled card. In our experiments, all 1080 Tis go to 620+ with these settings (tested on 6 of them) but it is also true that all are water cooled and have around 40 C working temperature.

67c.  The 60% TDP seems to be limiting the clock speed.

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I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

I'm only getting around 580 Sol/s with those settings, but efficiency gone up a bit - now at 3.8.  If I drop to 58% TDP, I get 563 Sol/s but my efficiency goes up to 4.

What are your temps? You will not be able to reach 600+ without properly cooled card. In our experiments, all 1080 Tis go to 620+ with these settings (tested on 6 of them) but it is also true that all are water cooled and have around 40 C working temperature.

67c.  The 60% TDP seems to be limiting the clock speed.

And temperature, too. Clock is starting to get lower after around 40-45 C. Cool it down to 45 and you will see the difference. Also what we noticed is that slow PCIe interfaces play some role here too; with PCIe 2.0 x1, there is around 10 sol/s missing compared to PCIe 3.0 x1. If you have PCIe 1.1 x1, then you might be loosing even more due to slow interface.

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I haven't played around with the settings as much as some of you, but my best speed (and OC) is around 648 S/s.  Power lim at 120%, +140 core, +500 mem.  Temp gets as high as 85c.  I think efficiency was somewhere around 2.x - Core was at around 1980 MHz while mem is 5508 MHz.  Power draw was around 275W I think.  Fan was at around 80%

I found the best efficiency I could do was just leave it at base clock (1480/5005).  Dialed the power lim it 63% and leave the core and mem clock at +0.  This leaves me with 540 S/s at 3.4 efficiency, 72c (lower fan speed - 42%) and power draw of 157W.

For GTX 1080 Ti, best setting is: +240 core, -300 mem, 60% TDP. You get 630 sol/s (if you keep temps low) at 150 W.

I'm only getting around 580 Sol/s with those settings, but efficiency gone up a bit - now at 3.8.  If I drop to 58% TDP, I get 563 Sol/s but my efficiency goes up to 4.

What are your temps? You will not be able to reach 600+ without properly cooled card. In our experiments, all 1080 Tis go to 620+ with these settings (tested on 6 of them) but it is also true that all are water cooled and have around 40 C working temperature.

67c.  The 60% TDP seems to be limiting the clock speed.

And temperature, too. Clock is starting to get lower after around 40-45 C. Cool it down to 45 and you will see the difference. Also what we noticed is that slow PCIe interfaces play some role here too; with PCIe 2.0 x1, there is around 10 sol/s missing compared to PCIe 3.0 x1. If you have PCIe 1.1 x1, then you might be loosing even more due to slow interface.

Huh... I thought the throttle only happens when temps hit 84c

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what settings i ahve to make if i want to mine KMD on ZPOOL, where one port is available for mining different coin (ZCASH, KMD, ZClassic)? normally its at the end of the settings c=KMD but i amnot sure here.

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Thanks for the addition. I am using my laptop GPU 940MX for ZEC mining  ( just for fun) and excavator gives 10% better hash rate the EWFB ( which was my previous best) . Thanks.
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 April 26, 2017, 08:50:35 PM

try put them into Settings -> Devices/Algorithms -> select your card -> select Equigash (excavator) -> and type them into field Extra Launc Parameters

http://i89.fastpic.ru/big/2017/0330/34/56f538bb5115c360b3655e0125ba2234.jpg

I'm trying but it doesn't seem to work

You are right, I got the same issue, and after checking with process explorer there is no extra params.

I got a look on Nicehash's GUI on github https://github.com/nicehash/NiceHashMiner/blob/master/NiceHashMiner/Miners/Parsing/ExtraLaunchParameters.cs#L175

It's only handle '-c1' and '-c2' options..

I'm opening an issue on github.
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 April 26, 2017, 09:52:00 PM

Hi all,

I just joined the NiceHash team and was put in charge of the new AMD/OpenCL support for excavator. I think the miner will be a meaningful contribution to the community with its top-notch performance and the clean, modular code base, and I would like to make the development process as collaborative as possible so that it will grow into a feature-rich, user-friendly miner. If you have any feedback and/or requests, please let me know. I look forward to working with you all.

Best,
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Hi all,

I just joined the NiceHash team and was put in charge of the new AMD/OpenCL support for excavator. I think the miner will be a meaningful contribution to the community with its top-notch performance and the clean, modular code base, and I would like to make the development process as collaborative as possible so that it will grow into a feature-rich, user-friendly miner. If you have any feedback and/or requests, please let me know. I look forward to working with you all.

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Hi all,

I just joined the NiceHash team and was put in charge of the new AMD/OpenCL support for excavator. I think the miner will be a meaningful contribution to the community with its top-notch performance and the clean, modular code base, and I would like to make the development process as collaborative as possible so that it will grow into a feature-rich, user-friendly miner. If you have any feedback and/or requests, please let me know. I look forward to working with you all.

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last time i checked the api was pretty "light"

not top priority but worthy of being taken onto some list
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Hi all,

I just joined the NiceHash team and was put in charge of the new AMD/OpenCL support for excavator. I think the miner will be a meaningful contribution to the community with its top-notch performance and the clean, modular code base, and I would like to make the development process as collaborative as possible so that it will grow into a feature-rich, user-friendly miner. If you have any feedback and/or requests, please let me know. I look forward to working with you all.

Best,
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last time i checked the api was pretty "light"

not top priority but worthy of being taken onto some list

Excavator has the best API any mining software has ever displayed so far. But from version 1.2.0 on, which isn't publicly available (yet).

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Hi all,

I just joined the NiceHash team and was put in charge of the new AMD/OpenCL support for excavator. I think the miner will be a meaningful contribution to the community with its top-notch performance and the clean, modular code base, and I would like to make the development process as collaborative as possible so that it will grow into a feature-rich, user-friendly miner. If you have any feedback and/or requests, please let me know. I look forward to working with you all.

Best,
zawawa

last time i checked the api was pretty "light"

not top priority but worthy of being taken onto some list

Excavator has the best API any mining software has ever displayed so far. But from version 1.2.0 on, which isn't publicly available (yet).
I'm getting several requests from users running Awesome Miner to add support for monitoring the Excavator miner. So getting a good API implemented will be appreciated. Just let me know if you need any beta testers for the API parts.

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