Mining Ethereum With EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5 Review

Updated: 19 January, 2018 seen 10,383

This EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5 is the second graphics card I've put on test for mining Ethereum.

Bought from Amazon, together with the rest of mining rig equipment at the end of December, paid about $275 for this card.

At the start using default out of the box settings, I was able to get out just about 14MH/S, which felt wrong, as I was hoping to get at least 22 MH/s with this card.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5

Unboxing EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5

As it was Christmas time when I added this card to the mining rig, I decided to leave it as it is for a couple of days. In combination with Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card I was able to get about 25 MH/s hashing power, which back at the day combined produced about $2.44 from dual mining Ethereum and Siacon, see: I'm Making $2.44 Per Day By Dual Mining Ethereum and Siacoin, and I'm NOT HAPPY YET!

Shortly before the New Year's Eve I decided to experiment with overclocking settings and was able to get this card up to ~ 19MH/s if dual mining, and about mentioned 22MH/s if single Ethereum mining.

Simple GPU Overclocking Boosts Ethereum Mining Profitability by 20.65% - Now Making $2.66 Daily

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

  • 72 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.

Mining with EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5

Mining with EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 6GB GDDR5

As you can see from the picture above, I've in total 3 graphics cards, what is interesting both AMD and NVIDIA cards. As of right now, this EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 card produces the most hashing power and for the money paid I would call this one of the most reasonable investments from my current graphics cards.

Mining Ethereum with EVGA GTX1060 6GB

Mining Ethereum with EVGA GTX1060 6GB

ROI for this card with current Ethereum mining difficulty and the current price would be about 126 days or little more than 4 months. 

Depending on your miner configuration (single or dual mining) I believe you could get your initial investment back even in a shorter time.

The Bottom Line

Now, this is a card I'm pretty happy with (at least in January 2018), and could actually recommend to use for your mining rig. In theory, a 12 GPU mining rig with these cards would cost you about $3,300 giving pretty serious 228MH/s - 264 MH/s. Now, this is some serious hashing power.

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Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

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