Mining Ethereum With Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition Review

Updated: 28 January, 2018 seen 5,481

Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition is the latest addition to my Ethereum mining rig, which currently consists of 4 GPU. 

Bought back in Tbilisi, and I believe that I just overpaid about $100 for this card, in total spending $296 for this card. Not very cost effective. A couple of weeks ago I bought Zotac Geforce GTX1050Ti card for about $220. And in fact, this time I visited a store I was looking to purchase another Zotac, but unfortunately some had reserved all cards already and I was left either to purchase SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 560 4GD5 or search for another store.

I choose the second option, and that's how I acquired Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition for about $300. It seems this card is sold on Amazon for the same ~ $300, see: ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG STRIX HDMI 2.0 DP 1.4 Gaming Graphics Card (STRIX-GTX1050TI-4G-GAMING) Graphic Cards

Check out this article, if you are building your mining rig in Tbilisi (Georgia) - Buying Graphic Cards (GPU) and Computer Parts in Tbilisi, Georgia

Out of the box, Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition card gives ~12 MH/s in Dual mining mode on SimpleMining OS. I believe with solo mining and little overclocking this card has a potential of 15MH/s for Ethereum mining.

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Currently, this card is installed on a mining rig and I noticed following measurements for temperature and fan speed

  • 78 Celsius
  • 30% Fan speed

In general, I would love to get the temperature below 70 Celsius, as I believe lower temperatures and slower fan speeds extends the total lifetime for graphics cards. On the other hand, the ventilation in the room I'm storing this rig could be much better and in fact, the next big thing I'm planning to add to this rig - a rig frame, probably a DIY project. 

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Mining Ethereum With Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition

As you can see from the picture above, I've in total 4 graphics cards, what is interesting both AMD and NVIDIA cards. The total hash power for this mining rig is ~53 MH/s

Mining Ethereum with Asus Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ROG Strix OC Edition

ROI for this card with current Ethereum mining difficulty (and not counting in power cost) and the current price would be about 269 days or about 9 months  

Not very attractive investment - in case you can get this card under $200 - this might be an option. Right now (January 2018) with current Ethereum mining difficulty this card doesn't seem the best option. But a lot can change with Ethereum price going up (or down) 

The Bottom Line

As the total investment for my gpu mining rig have reached already $1,661 and the current ROI is about 7.24% (after about a month of operations) I've decided to wait for ROI to reach at least 20% before adding new graphics card, and right now looking on graphics cards giving at least 20 MH/s. 

From my existing cards I like the most EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5 giving ~ 20MH/s, unfortunately regularly sold out.