For conservative settings, +200 memory -400 core 65% TDP
If you're mining Ethereum anyway. I hear ZCash is the way to go for 1080Ti's but haven't looked into what the best settings are for that coin.
my question is what does mining do to video cards?
If the guy mining is undervolting the GPU's, those GPU's have a much longer shelf life even if 24/7 usage. Voltage has a direct relationship to GPU temps, those temps affect the silicon over time as the silicon "burns" off with sustained higher temps.
I wouldn't be too afraid of GPU's from people mining, I would be more wary of gamers with overclocking and over voting their GPU's to the hilt.
This isnt misleading. I am a miner and ETH doesnt require your GPU to be overused or burnt. they are usually very undervolted. Its temp that wears the circuits, not use.This is so misleading that it needs to stop being repeated. ETH is currently the most popular form of GPU mining and while people undervolt and under clock the GPU, they also at the same time crack up the VRAM speeds to clocks that are MUCH higher than any gaming card would see because it would crash or artifact at a far lower clock speed. Then there’s the fact that it’s under load 24/7 which also doesn’t happen in games.
This isnt misleading. I am a miner and ETH doesnt require your GPU to be overused or burnt. they are usually very undervolted. Its temp that wears the circuits, not use.
I would agree. The concern over cards being used for mining is far overblown. Effects from thermal cycling are much more likely to cause a board fault than simply running for extended periods. As I understand mining, they tend to just stay pretty loaded and the goal is to NOT have them sit idle and cool (lost money).
I wouldn't bat an eye at buying a used mining card, personally. YMMV.
They don't expect you will be using most other pc parts after they reach 3-5 years. I would guess they are built with that in mind. Especially high end video cards. They expect those will be changed out fairly regularly.Why are hard drives the only type of hardware with smart data? It seems like knowing the history of hardware would be beneficial. Hours of use, max load time, etc.
They don't expect you will be using most other pc parts after they reach 3-5 years. I would guess they are built with that in mind. Especially high end video cards. They expect those will be changed out fairly regularly.
Considering I am mining on some 7950's from 2012 that were used in the litecoin days.........I have no idea why people get their pants in a wad over it. Nobody asks someone selling a used CPU, "How much rendering did it do in PovRay? Was it idling or clocking up when you owned it?"
Mostly butthurt gamers mad about GPU prices being high demanding a discount I think.
Last time I sold off all my mining cards (here on [H]), not one person complained of problems with the video cards. I was even expecting problems and told people to let me know if they have issues.
I sold some cards over the weekend and stated clearly that I’d used them for mining (for a few days). Dude who bought them paid in ether and we talked about mining while we waited for his payment to clear.I have yet to see someone stating that a card was used for mining. Pretty much everyone states that the card was NOT used for mining (or light mining).
Not that you could tell either way.
I personally appreciate full disclosure on the cards. my preference is to buy gaming cards as they typically dont see the crazy loads that mining cards do, but realistically i have come to grips that because cards are hard to find in my area and i dont have a ton of cash that i am basically playing the silicon lottery. to me building a rapport with the seller and actually getting to see the hardware working is worth more than anything in my books!