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March 27, 2014, 12:19:57 PM
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Hi All,

As Australia has just come out of summer, and the Europeans and Americans will start to heat up soon I wanted to give you guys a look at the stats of mining Darkcoin which uses the x11 algorithm!

I can say that compared to the previous summer, having x11 was a dream, no more loud fans, no more overheating rigs, no more crashing and having to monitor my rigs so much.

I have 4x Gigabyte 280x video cards in each rig and are currently slightly undervolted. I have compared it against the standard scrypt algorithm and had the same machine mining until it hit a stable max temperature. The tests were done about 15 min apart from each other.

==========================Darkcoin (x11)==========================



==========================SCRYPT==========================



As you can see the results from mining x11:
Temps are around 20 degrees cooler
The kilowatt measurement shows a 50% reduction in electricity usage

Having one of the most innovative dev team's (first anonymity coin) and great communities I must applaud the Darkcoin team for developing such a great algorithm which will surely become more widely adopted in future.

For more info on how to start mining this coin please see the ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.0
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March 27, 2014, 12:26:06 PM
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Give credit where its due. This guy was first, maybe the same guy I don't know.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=422149.0

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March 27, 2014, 12:35:20 PM
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Give credit where its due. This guy was first, maybe the same guy I don't know.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=422149.0



Doesn't look like it, Darkcoin was first on 18th Jan, this guy was 19th Jan.
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March 27, 2014, 12:36:27 PM
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Give credit where its due. This guy was first, maybe the same guy I don't know.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=422149.0



please do research, post date 19th january for your link, and

and, 18th january for darkcoin see link:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.0

So, credit, where credit is due, i think he already did so.

Also notice topic id for darkcoin is lower, meaning, posted before chaincoin link

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March 27, 2014, 12:44:59 PM
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Easy setting for R9 280X ~ 2180 MHash:

I 13
w 256
g 2
thread-concurrency 8192
gpu-engine 1050
gpu-memclock 1500

46-52C in an open case setup with a big fan (in scrypt 68-72)
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March 27, 2014, 01:58:10 PM
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2* Sapphire HD 7950 with boost ~ 3MH/s

I 18

54 - 59C (Ambient temp 28C) in a closed case (Corsair Obsidian 650D)
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March 27, 2014, 02:21:52 PM
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Anyway i don't even understand why people mine this stuff as it's not profitable at all...it would cost me money to mine it & sell it
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March 27, 2014, 02:23:40 PM
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All this means is that the X11 miner is poorly coded and not taking full advantage of the GPU.

The public miner, anyway. No doubt there's a private miner out there that's 100-200% more efficient.

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March 27, 2014, 02:29:06 PM
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All this means is that the X11 miner is poorly coded and not taking full advantage of the GPU.

The public miner, anyway. No doubt there's a private miner out there that's 100-200% more efficient.

anyone is more than welcome to improve on the gpu miner

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March 27, 2014, 02:42:23 PM
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video cards will love this summer with X11.
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March 27, 2014, 04:33:28 PM
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Good job.

Added this thread to darkcoin FAQ

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=538464.msg5931533#msg5931533

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March 27, 2014, 04:43:48 PM
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great X11, great darkcoin!

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March 27, 2014, 04:48:08 PM
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My GPUs were at 80°C at 3000 rpm , now they are 60°C at avg of 1500 rpms , with much lower power consumption.
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March 27, 2014, 05:20:53 PM
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But these coins are not profitable. That's the main issue why I went back to mining regular scrypt.
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March 27, 2014, 06:00:57 PM
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But these coins are not profitable. That's the main issue why I went back to mining regular scrypt.

I don't know how you came up to that conclusion. Right, now you're getting 0.0077bmg for Hirocoin, which is higher than middlecoin (0.006) and you're paying 2x less electricity. You were right to some extent, X11 is not more profitable than scrypt, it's MUCH more profitable Smiley

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March 27, 2014, 06:29:14 PM
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Anyway i don't even understand why people mine this stuff as it's not profitable at all...it would cost me money to mine it & sell it

Haha you are so funny  Grin If this cost money for you then you are in the wrong way !!! If you often selling what you mine you are totally wrong... This game is not for such people and if continue to do that you will be dropped from the train by yourself !!!
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March 27, 2014, 06:30:19 PM
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But these coins are not profitable. That's the main issue why I went back to mining regular scrypt.

Please explain how do you understand "profitable" ?
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March 27, 2014, 06:38:37 PM
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Anyway i don't even understand why people mine this stuff as it's not profitable at all...it would cost me money to mine it & sell it

Most people don't mine to sell immediately. If you do, most coins are not profitable for the majority of miners if you take everything into account (investment, power consumption, time). Most people mine for fun and the promise of future profit. Can you do the same just by buying in an exchange? Definitely, I usually do, but it is not the only way.
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March 27, 2014, 06:48:02 PM
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Hi All,

As Australia has just come out of summer, and the Europeans and Americans will start to heat up soon I wanted to give you guys a look at the stats of mining Darkcoin which uses the x11 algorithm!

I can say that compared to the previous summer, having x11 was a dream, no more loud fans, no more overheating rigs, no more crashing and having to monitor my rigs so much.

I have 4x Gigabyte 280x video cards in each rig and are currently slightly undervolted. I have compared it against the standard scrypt algorithm and had the same machine mining until it hit a stable max temperature. The tests were done about 15 min apart from each other.

==========================Darkcoin (x11)==========================



==========================SCRYPT==========================



As you can see the results from mining x11:
Temps are around 20 degrees cooler
The kilowatt measurement shows a 50% reduction in electricity usage

Having one of the most innovative dev team's (first anonymity coin) and great communities I must applaud the Darkcoin team for developing such a great algorithm which will surely become more widely adopted in future.

For more info on how to start mining this coin please see the ANN thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.0

I see the same values for my GPU rigs.

Mining HiroCoin for days now and GPU rigs are running very cool, power consumption 45% lower Smiley

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March 27, 2014, 07:38:46 PM
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Im getting different results then most with the temp findings.  I find it to be running cooler but the numbers people are throwing out there seem crazy.  My rig avg temp mining scrypt is 77C using engine:1000 mem:1375.  Mining Darkcoin im at 73C using engine:1050 mem:1400.  That is less then 2% cooler for my end result.  I think it's fair to compare the different OCs as I think many others will OC more on x11 because they can push further then scrypt,  I just don't get where people are coming up with this 30% cooler and such.  Many of the screen shots don't mention anything about uptime, did they even run long enough to get to full temp?  Overall I do find x11 favorable to scrypt and I havn't even been hit by any warm weather yet.

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