Mining Ethereum With ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Review

Updated: 25 January, 2018 seen 4,675

ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition is the third graphics card installed on my mining rig. 

Bought back in Tbilisi and paid about $220 for this card, see: Buying Graphic Cards (GPU) and Computer Parts in Tbilisi, Georgia. Currently sold on Amazon for about $260 - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition 4GB GDDR5 Super Compact Gaming Graphics Card (ZT-P10510B-10L)

Out of the box, this 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.

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

  • 76 Celsius
  • 47% 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 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition

Mining Ethereum with ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 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 ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti OC

Mining Ethereum With ZOTAC GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti OC

ROI for this card with current Ethereum mining difficulty (and not counting in power cost) and the current price would be about 182 days or about 6 months. Which seems reasonable. 

The Bottom Line

As the total investment for my gpu mining rig have reached already $1,661 and the current ROI is about 8.70% (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.

On the other hand, if you can get this card in a price range ~200 USD - it's an option to consider.

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Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38). Dad, husband, options traderdividend income investorcrypto hedge fund manager, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian). 

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