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October 30, 2017, 05:54:59 AM
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Hi,

How about the idea of using different brands like ASUS, GIGABYTE, ASUS, GALAX etc. (one card each) of 10xx nomenclature on a rig. Anyone tried that? Any experiences? Pros? Cons?.

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October 30, 2017, 06:17:32 AM
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Different brands, different models. No problems, works well for months.
MoBo ASUS Prime Z270A (GPUs in 7 PCIe + 1 M.2 slots)
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Different brands, different models. No problems, works well for months.
MoBo ASUS Prime Z270A (GPUs in 7 PCIe + 1 M.2 slots)


Thanks. Any compromises on hash rate? Are you still using this setup?

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October 30, 2017, 06:35:19 AM
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Now the rig is on Equihash:


Note: Gigabyte 1080 TURBO is not the best choise - it's cheap but hotter about 10 degree. For 1080 chip 3-slot cooling system is right choise (like Palit JS,SJS,GR,GRP; Giga Aorus; etc)
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October 30, 2017, 06:47:47 AM
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Now the rig is on Equihash:


Note: Gigabyte 1080 TURBO is not the best choise - it's cheap but hotter about 10 degree. For 1080 chip 3-slot cooling system is right choise (like Palit JS,SJS,GR,GRP; Giga Aorus; etc)

Thanks. I noticed that you are using 97x and 10xx. Does 9 and 10 series work seamlessly or you had to use some tool or do some configuration?

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October 30, 2017, 07:09:42 AM
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It is possible as long as the motherboard recognize each card in any brand with no problem. As long as each device also has valid driver for full functionality.

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October 30, 2017, 07:20:16 AM
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It is possible as long as the motherboard recognize each card in any brand with no problem. As long as each device also has valid driver for full functionality.

Thanks, great! BTW is it possible to mix and matching NVIDAs and AMDs?

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October 30, 2017, 07:24:04 AM
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Thanks. I noticed that you are using 97x and 10xx. Does 9 and 10 series work seamlessly or you had to use some tool or do some configuration?

970 and 10xx series work well together. All cards downvolted and overclocked by MSI AB. But for Maxwell cards (9xx) you can't set voltage-core frequency curve, on the other side you can edit BIOS for 9xx cards and reach the same result
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Now the rig is on Equihash:


Note: Gigabyte 1080 TURBO is not the best choise - it's cheap but hotter about 10 degree. For 1080 chip 3-slot cooling system is right choise (like Palit JS,SJS,GR,GRP; Giga Aorus; etc)

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How do you know which card is hashing on summary board (--pec), for example GPU1&3/2&5 are quite same on hashrate? It's not relative with device manager list right?

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October 30, 2017, 08:49:42 AM
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Hi Umine,

How do you know which card is hashing on summary board (--pec), for example GPU1&3/2&5 are quite same on hashrate? It's not relative with device manager list right?

Thanks in advance!

Yes there is no agreement between device manager GPU order and mining software GPU order.
I overclocked them separatelly. I started mining only on the GPU0 and clocked it by MSI AB then on GPU1 and so on. And finaly I identified all GPUs in the rig
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October 30, 2017, 09:01:58 AM
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As the previous posters already pointed out, this should work fine without any problems. Especially now that windows 1709 has come out as a version that allows you to exceed the initial 8 GPU limit.

I myself am actually running a hybrid AMD-NVIDIA mining rig. RX470/480 and GTX 1060/170s. All have been mining flawlessly for three (3) months now.

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October 30, 2017, 09:31:33 AM
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The only con I see in a setup like this is having to set up each card's overclocking parameters separately.
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The only con I see in a setup like this is having to set up each card's overclocking parameters separately.

No other hidden stones like driver trouble etc?
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The only con I see in a setup like this is having to set up each card's overclocking parameters separately.

No other hidden stones like driver trouble etc?

Not really, Nvidia drivers should work fine.
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The only con I see in a setup like this is having to set up each card's overclocking parameters separately.

No other hidden stones like driver trouble etc?

Not really, Nvidia drivers should work fine.

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I found my rig to become rather slow with AMD and nvidia drivers installed. That’s why I stated before to better not mix cross brands.

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Hi Umine,

How do you know which card is hashing on summary board (--pec), for example GPU1&3/2&5 are quite same on hashrate? It's not relative with device manager list right?

Thanks in advance!

Yes there is no agreement between device manager GPU order and mining software GPU order.
I overclocked them separatelly. I started mining only on the GPU0 and clocked it by MSI AB then on GPU1 and so on. And finaly I identified all GPUs in the rig

Thank you very much!
I tried this before, but it didnt work for me. Then finally I just overclocked a bit for all cards. 

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October 30, 2017, 08:07:39 PM
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I dont think so.. If we want using different brands just try it, and we will knows how many percen progress that brands.
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October 31, 2017, 05:12:55 AM
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The only con I see in a setup like this is having to set up each card's overclocking parameters separately.

No other hidden stones like driver trouble etc?

Not really, Nvidia drivers should work fine.

Nvidia uses the same driver package for the 9xx series and 10xx series.  You are only installing 1 driver package.
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