Best hardware for Ethereum Mining 2017

Best hardware for Ethereum Mining 2017

Here are the best hardware elements that every miner should have these days to take advantage of the best time for Ethereum mining.

The criptocoins that can be mined efficiently with this list of hardware are:

Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Monero (XMR), PascalCoin (PASC), Decred (DCR), Expanse (EXP), Lbry Credits (LBC), Siacoin (SC), Komodo (KMD), Ubiq (UBQ), Karbowanec (KRB), Bipcoin (BIP).

Ethereum Mining GPUs

Some GPUs have a higher hash rate than others, while some use more electric power as well. In choosing the most efficient GPU the most important thing is striking a balance between how powerful you want your rig to be and how much you are willing to spend on the GPU itself and the electricity.

Also, what is the cost of electricity in your country? Electricity costs are the deciding factor for most miners. As we have seen with Bitcoin mining, miners in China, Iceland, and other places with cheap electricity have a huge advantage!

Now, here is a list and brief description of the most efficient GPUs on sale.

Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 470 4GB

Sapphire Radeon Nitro + RX 480 8GB OC

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  • 1143 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 1750 MHz, 7000Mbps effective Memory Clock
  • Ethereum: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • ZCash: 300H/s – 400H/s
  • Monero: 650 H/s – 850 H/s

Sapphire Radeon NITRO Rx 480 8GB

Sapphire Radeon Nitro + RX 480 8GB OC

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  • 1121 MHz Engine Clock; 1260 MHz boost Engine Clock
  • 2000 MHz, 8000Mbps effective Memory Clock
  • Ethereum: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • Ethereum Classic: 22Mh/s – 31Mh/s
  • ZCash: 300H/s – 400H/s
  • Monero: 650 H/s – 850 H/s
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GPU 570 / 580 SERIES
AMD Radeon RX 570 / 580 Series

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 4GB

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 29-29.5Mh/s (Hynix)

 

MSI RX 570 Gaming X 4G

MSI Radeon RX 570 GAMING X 4G

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1140/2050
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 28Mh/s – 30Mh/s

 

MSI RX 570 Armor 4G OC Gaming

MSI RX 570 Armor 4G OC Gaming

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1150/2000
  • Ethereum: stock 22.2 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 27.3 MH/s ; 28.5 Mh/s (still good for improvements)
  • Power Usage: 105W / GPU-z shows 75-80W

 

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 ITX 4GB

Sapphire Pulse RX 570 ITX 4GB

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1100/1910 (Elpida)
  • Ethereum: stock 22.4 Mh/s ; bios mod + oc 30.5 Mh/s (dual)
  • Power Usage: 130w (power may be higher)

 

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB Limited Edition

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1150/2250
  • Ethereum: stock 22.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30 – 31.6 Mh/s
  • Power Usage: 130w

 

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 8GB

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30 Mh/s ETH – 870 Mh/s DCR
  • Power Usage: 130w – 150w

 

Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB OC

Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB OC

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 30Mh/s
  • Power Usage: 110w

MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X

MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X

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  • GPU/memo clock: 1130/2150
  • Ethereum: stock 24.5 Mh/s ; modded bios + oc 29Mh/s – 30.7 Mh/s

 

GPU GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 SERIES
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 Series

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6G

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 Windforce OC 6G

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh/s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6GB

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 G1 GAMING 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh/s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

 

MSI GAMING GEFORCE GTX 1060 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh/s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

 

EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 FTW+ Gaming 6GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 17-22mh/s, ZCash 300-350, Monero 400-425

 

Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh/s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

 

MSI Gaming Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

MSI Gaming Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh/s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

MSI Armor Geforce GTX 1070 8GB OC

MSI Armor Geforce GTX 1070 8GB OC

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh/s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

 

ASUS Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

ASUS Geforce GTX 1070 8GB

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  • Hashrate: Ethereum 25-30mh/s, ZCash 400-450, Monero 420-475

Motherboards for Etherium Mining

Intel and AMD Motherboards with 6 and 7 GPU slots

6 GPU – ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPU – ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel H81
  • CPU Socket: 1150 (4th generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon / Pentium / Celeron in LGA1150 Package)
  • Memory: Dual Channel DDR3/DD3L Memory Technology
  • 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
  • CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage multi-adjustment Graphics
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB250-BTC

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB250-BTC

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  • Chipset: Intel B250
  • CPU Socket: Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151)
  • Memory: DDR4 2400/ 2133/ 1866
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

 

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB350-BTC

AMD Motherboard AM4 Socket

6 GPU – Biostar Motherboard TB350-BTC

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  • Chipset: AMD AM4 Socket
  • CPU Socket: AMD Ryzen 5
  • Memory: DDR4 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2667/ 2400/ 2133/ 1866 MHz
  • 6 PCI Express slots mining motherboard
  • 5 x PCI-Express x1
  • 1 x PCI Express x16

 

6 GPU – ASRock ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97 EXTREME4 1150

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPU – ASRock ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97 EXTREME4 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel H81, Intel Z97 Express
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Supports 5th/4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR3-3200+(OC)/2933+(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2400(OC)/ 2133(OC)/ 1866(OC)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 DIMM Slots, Dual Channel
  • 3 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 1 SATA Express, 8 SATA3, 1 M.2 (PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA, Supports 30mm, 42mm, 60mm, 80mm, 110mm M.2 devices)
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

 

6 GPU – Biostar TB85 DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboard 1150

Intel Motherboard 1150 Socket

6 GPU – Biostar TB85 DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboard 1150

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  • Chipset: Intel B85 single chip architecture
  • CPU Socket: 1150, Intel 4th generation Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron processors
  • Memory: 2-DIMM DDR3 1600/ 1333/ 1066
  • 5 x PCI-Express 2.0 x1
  • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16
  • 100% X.D.C solid capacitor
  • PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

 

6 GPU – Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

AMD Motherboard AM3+ Socket

6 GPU – Gigabyte AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

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  • Chipset: AMD SB950
  • CPU Socket: AM3+/AM3/AMD Athlon II Chipsets: AMD 990FX/AMD SB950
  • Memory: 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory.Support for DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
  • 2 x PCI Express x16 slot running at x16
  • 1x PCI Express x4 slots
  • 2 x PCI Express x1 slot
  • 1x PCI slots

 

7 GPU – MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1x M.2 Ports, Support SATA3 & 4.2/ 6/ 8cm Length M.2 SSD Cards

 

7 GPU – ASUS PRIME Z270-A Motherboard LGA 1151

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

ASUS PRIME Z270-A Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16/x0/x4 or x8/x8/x4 modes)
  • 6x SATA3 Ports
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

 

7 GPU – Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5 (GA-Z170X-GAMING 5) Motherboard LGA 1151

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: 4x DDR4-3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz DIMM Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Un-buffered, Max Capacity of 64GB
  • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x8 Slot, 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Slot, 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 3 x SATA Express connector, 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • M.2: 1 x 22110 (PCIe 3.0 x4 & SATA) 1 x 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)

 

7 GPU – Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 Motherboard LGA 1151

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x16 Slots, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x8, 1x PCI – Express 3.0 x4 and 4x PCI – Express 3.0 x1
  • 3 x SATA Express,8 x SATA 3
  • 2 x M.2

 

7 GPU – MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard LGA 1151

Intel Motherboard 1151 Socket

MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard LGA 1151

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  • Chipset: Intel Z170 Express
  • CPU Socket: LGA 1151, supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors
  • Memory: x DDR4 DIMM Slots and Dual Channel
  • 3x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slots (runs at x16, x8/x8, x8/x8/x4, or x8/x8/x1 modes), 4x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots
  • 6x SATA3 Ports (4-ports reserved for SATA Express Port), Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; 2x SATA Express Ports (PCI-Express 3.0 x2)
  • 2 x M.2

Rigs – Frames for Etherium Mining

6 GPU Open Air Case for Crypto Currency Mining Rig Frame

6 GPU Open Air Case for Crypto Currency Mining Rig Frame

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Veddha Minercase X8 8-GPU Aluminum Stackable Mining Rig Open Air Frame Case ETH/ETC/ ZCash

Veddha Minercase X8 8-GPU Aluminum Stackable Mining Rig Open Air Frame Case ETH/ETC/ ZCash

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Powered Risers / USB

6-Pack PCIe VER 006 PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser Adapter Card

6 usb risers

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