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November 28, 2016, 12:52:03 PM
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Hi,

I intend to build some rigs to mine using NiceHash, and I'm thinking to choose between the following GPUs:

GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 135€
GTX 1060 3GB, 186€
RX 470 4GB, 176€
RX 480 4GB, 210€

Kw/h, 0'12€

Which one would you choose? Why? Should I consider other GPUs? Would you use a different software?

Thanx!
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November 28, 2016, 01:38:30 PM
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Hi,

I intend to build some rigs to mine using NiceHash, and I'm thinking to choose between the following GPUs:

GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 135€
GTX 1060 3GB, 186€
RX 470 4GB, 176€
RX 480 4GB, 210€

Kw/h, 0'12€

Which one would you choose? Why? Should I consider other GPUs? Would you use a different software?

Thanx!

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November 28, 2016, 01:44:35 PM
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Hi,

I intend to build some rigs to mine using NiceHash, and I'm thinking to choose between the following GPUs:

GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 135€
GTX 1060 3GB, 186€
RX 470 4GB, 176€
RX 480 4GB, 210€

Kw/h, 0'12€

Which one would you choose? Why? Should I consider other GPUs? Would you use a different software?

Thanx!

I think AMD cards are still the most favourite and popular . Almost miners are using this card.
and I'm using it everyday
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November 28, 2016, 01:54:45 PM
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Hi,

I intend to build some rigs to mine using NiceHash, and I'm thinking to choose between the following GPUs:

GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 135€
GTX 1060 3GB, 186€
RX 470 4GB, 176€
RX 480 4GB, 210€

Kw/h, 0'12€

Which one would you choose? Why? Should I consider other GPUs? Would you use a different software?

Thanx!

Hey man, I have a similar issue, but here are my ideas.

1. NVidia is a no go for now, not nearly as fast for mining as the AMD Cards
2. RX 470 and RX 480 are almost as good
3. Basically you can run 6 RX 470s on a single 1000/1100w PSU
3. Basically you can run 6 RX 480s on a single 1200/1300w PSU

I'm planning on doing 2 RIGS, 1 with 6x470s and another with 6x480s and see which is better for me.
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November 28, 2016, 01:56:08 PM
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Definitely go for AMD. I'm planning to buy some as well. Right now I use Nitro 380 but I'm looking to buy 480.

Good luck,
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November 28, 2016, 02:21:39 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

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November 28, 2016, 02:26:49 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Now that you bring that up, I have a question:

Which Setup would be better?

6x RX 470 4GB with 1000w PSU
OR
6x RX 480 8GB with 1200w PSU
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November 28, 2016, 03:34:17 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards
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November 28, 2016, 03:41:57 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Now that you bring that up, I have a question:

Which Setup would be better?

6x RX 470 4GB with 1000w PSU
OR
6x RX 480 8GB with 1200w PSU

I would still go for 470, same reason. Overall price of the rig, hashrate you get and power consumption is just not worth it with rx 480s

Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

Well there are multiple sources. Ones say that RX 480 4gb is completely same to RX 480 8gb just with less memory. Other ones say that 480 with 8gb memory can be overclocked higher than 4gb version and you get more performance that way. I remember reading about this on ETH forum. If i find thread link i'll edit this post

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November 28, 2016, 03:42:59 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

The 8GB models are faster mainly cause the 8GB Memory is also clocked faster, they are not only larger in capacity, they are also faster in clocks.

Most 4GB models for the RX 4[70/80] are clocked at 1750 Mhz, and most of the 8GB variants are clocked at 2000 Mhz
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November 28, 2016, 03:46:41 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Now that you bring that up, I have a question:

Which Setup would be better?

6x RX 470 4GB with 1000w PSU
OR
6x RX 480 8GB with 1200w PSU

I would still go for 470, same reason. Overall price of the rig, hashrate you get and power consumption is just not worth it with rx 480s

Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

Well there are multiple sources. Ones say that RX 480 4gb is completely same to RX 480 8gb just with less memory. Other ones say that 480 with 8gb memory can be overclocked higher than 4gb version and you get more performance that way. I remember reading about this on ETH forum. If i find thread link i'll edit this post

Yeah, I'm leaning the way of the 470s right now, but gonna wait until my local parts dealer gives me his pricing, if the difference in price is less than 10% I will go for the 480s, if more than 10% I will go 470s Smiley

I can confirm the 480s are faster in the 8GB variant, I have 4 of them right now, They are about 200 Sol/s equihash and 29 Mh/s dagger/eth and I'm sure most 470s are around 27 for dagger and 170-180 for equihash.
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November 28, 2016, 03:49:31 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Now that you bring that up, I have a question:

Which Setup would be better?

6x RX 470 4GB with 1000w PSU
OR
6x RX 480 8GB with 1200w PSU

I would still go for 470, same reason. Overall price of the rig, hashrate you get and power consumption is just not worth it with rx 480s

Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

Well there are multiple sources. Ones say that RX 480 4gb is completely same to RX 480 8gb just with less memory. Other ones say that 480 with 8gb memory can be overclocked higher than 4gb version and you get more performance that way. I remember reading about this on ETH forum. If i find thread link i'll edit this post

Yeah, I'm leaning the way of the 470s right now, but gonna wait until my local parts dealer gives me his pricing, if the difference in price is less than 10% I will go for the 480s, if more than 10% I will go 470s Smiley

I can confirm the 480s are faster in the 8GB variant, I have 4 of them right now, They are about 200 Sol/s equihash and 29 Mh/s dagger/eth and I'm sure most 470s are around 27 for dagger and 170-180 for equihash.

Compare price difference with performance gain. I can't do calculations atm, but if performance gain is 20% maybe 20% price increase will work for you. You should also take into consideration power consumption when calculating this

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November 28, 2016, 03:53:14 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

480 8GB is faster due to faster RAM and more units, but it spends more power and costs more, so ROI is longer
4G versions use less fast memory
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

480 8GB is faster due to faster RAM and more units, but it spends more power and costs more, so ROI is longer
4G versions use less fast memory

4g 480s are pretty fast on equihash i get 195 with the asus 480 4G card hynix ram, vs 205 with the 8G cards, all my 470s max at 175-185 depends on asic quality and oc

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March 23, 2017, 12:51:14 PM
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Looking at prices in your country, i would go for RX 470. Noticeable difference in speed between 470 and 480 is when 480 have 8gb of memory. Since both of your cards have 4gb it's just not worth it to go with 480s

Thank you all for posting!

Do you know why 480 8GB is faster? I'm new mining, and I don't know too much, as far as I understand vram memory is used tu allocate the DAG file, but if DAG file is smaller than 4GB what is the upside?

I can buy RX 480 with 8GB of XFX for 225€, SAPPHIRE for 235€ or MSI and GIGABYTE for 245€, but I read that XFX is not recommendable.

Regards

480 8GB is faster due to faster RAM and more units, but it spends more power and costs more, so ROI is longer
4G versions use less fast memory

4g 480s are pretty fast on equihash i get 195 with the asus 480 4G card hynix ram, vs 205 with the 8G cards, all my 470s max at 175-185 depends on asic quality and oc

I 'm almost using RX470 MSI now. it's very good with price and less power but the profit from mining RX470 is just only less 3% compared with RX480 (8GB) I think it's quite reasonable for RX470 MSI.
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March 23, 2017, 03:10:55 PM
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€0.12/kwh , don't you think your electricity price require some thinking and calculations before you buy any hardware, i mean if the profitability of mining returns to the past rates (weeks ago) $1/card you will be roughly making any profit....
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