Is GPU completly dead?

dda1981

n00b
Joined
Jun 24, 2014
Messages
16
I had 7 rigs running back in Dec. now im down to one.
a 7950 and a 7970.

It is over for gpu mining? if so I will just get rid of everything else.
Or what crypto can I still mining with gpu that profitable?
 

oblox

Gawd
Joined
Nov 27, 2013
Messages
957
If they are paid off, X11 or X13 is still profitable. Look into renting yours out. Not sure if you looked at card prices in the past month or so but they are crushed.
 

Vengance_01

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Dec 23, 2001
Messages
6,217
Yup just X11 and X13. I am barely making anything. I am trying to sell my rig with 6 750Ti's but no one wants it. So I just keep mining off it till it sells.
 

UncleDavid218

2[H]4U
Joined
Jan 16, 2006
Messages
2,734
No power costs, so yes, the $10 a day is worth it. Rigs aren't paid for, so something is better than nothing. Scrypt and X11 here.
 

izusaga

Limp Gawd
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Messages
475
Profitability is so low that unless you're running free power and/or somewhere where there is still snow on the ground, GPU mining across the board is basically not worth the effort to keep the rigs running.
 

Carbon_Rod

Gawd
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
1,022
I dunno... unless the rigs are super efficient like the 750Ti's, the heat and power make it harder to make a profit, but not impossible. There are still spikes in price like whenever a new coin is released. They usually last the better part of an entire day.... longer if the coin turns out to be profitable.
 

izusaga

Limp Gawd
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Messages
475
I dunno... unless the rigs are super efficient like the 750Ti's, the heat and power make it harder to make a profit, but not impossible. There are still spikes in price like whenever a new coin is released. They usually last the better part of an entire day.... longer if the coin turns out to be profitable.

The hash rates of x11 are still significantly smaller than say a R9 290 rig. Sure, you use 400w instead of 2000w, but the reality is that 6 rigs on R9 290's will still have higher profitability than 6 rigs on 750ti's even if you factor in the electricity costs, due to the hash rate difference alone.

750ti's are superior for summer mining to keep things running without massive AC. In the winter, AMD is still king.

And.. the winter is coming.
 

JCviggen

n00b
Joined
Dec 29, 2013
Messages
36
I keep my 2 rigs (8x 7970) hashing on betarigs, power cost is about 40-50% of what they make so it's worth keeping them going. The cards paid themselves back long ago and aren't worth much on the second hand market anymore.
 

Nexillus

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Nov 6, 2012
Messages
1,116
Yeah the second hand market crashed and probably will be that way unless there is another upsurge, mine as well make a little than nothing.
 

Parja

[H]F Junkie
Joined
Oct 4, 2002
Messages
12,307
The hash rates of x11 are still significantly smaller than say a R9 290 rig. Sure, you use 400w instead of 2000w, but the reality is that 6 rigs on R9 290's will still have higher profitability than 6 rigs on 750ti's even if you factor in the electricity costs, due to the hash rate difference alone.

750ti's are superior for summer mining to keep things running without massive AC. In the winter, AMD is still king.

And.. the winter is coming.

Nah, 750Ti is still best bang for the buck. Just have to be mining the right algo.
 

collegeboy69us

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Jul 27, 2003
Messages
5,256
Nah, 750Ti is still best bang for the buck. Just have to be mining the right algo.

That's certainly true however not all of us are able to devote time every day to keep up with the latest crap coins. (because lets face it, they are all crap, we are just hoping to mine the right one at the right time and then cash in) Just a fact of life. I'm more than happy with (smaller) steady reliable profits over a few weeks or months, vs mining something and "hoping" it catches fire later.

I'm a huge fan of crypto myself, I have a 15 rig farm at my house that sits idle due to the crazy Texas heat approaching, and to be honest after sha256,scrypt, scryptN, x11, x13, blah blah blah it keeps going on, I just don't have the time or energy to keep up with the shit anymore.

there are multi-algorithm pools and all sorts of stuff out there, but in my experience they aren't reliable and some are just downright sketchy.
 

edge929

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jan 11, 2007
Messages
1,142
I finally turned off my 5x 270 rig yesterday. Power cost of .08 cents/kwh finally caught up with profits 1:1. Heat isn't really an issue where I live. I've looked at renting my rig but the shifting profitability makes it a little more unpredictable. I'll sit on my rig for another few weeks before I part it out.
 

dook43

2[H]4U
Joined
Sep 9, 2005
Messages
2,971
Turned off my 10x290 rigs yesterday as well. I invested 1/3 to make 50% and invested all the time and energy setting up and monitoring. Made about $700 over 6 months :/
 
Top