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Discussion in 'Hardware Discussions (ASIC / GPU / CPU)' started by Kel1, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Kel1

    Kel1 New Member

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    From what I have read DASH can be mined with CPUs. I realize that other devices may be more efficient.

    For the sake of discussion assume that I have access to a ton of cheap CPUs.

    What CPUs are more efficient to DASH mining?
    Is there a calculator available to help specifically target profitability for CPU mining?
    Anybody have any information on how to increase efficiency, etc?
     
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    Hi there,

    efficiency for any type of mining depends on optimisations to increase the number of hashes per watt hour of energy used. Even with the most ideal CPU for the task, with all possible code and instructions set optimisations (SSE3, SSE4, AES, AVX, etc.) you simply cannot compete with an ASIC that was built to execute one type of hash algorithm only. Your main cost will be electricity, not the CPUs themselves.

    By all means though, give it a try. Further reading that should be more than enough to get you started is available here: https://dashpay.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/DOC/pages/17760261/CPU+Mining
     
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    Is there a difference between CPU Mining and GPU Mining ? any advanages over GPU Mining ?
     
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    A CPU is a general purpose processor, flexible enough to theoretically do any calculation, but not necessarily with optimal efficiency. They also tend to be limited to 2-8 cores on normal computers. A GPU is a special purpose processor, designed to carry out one type of calculation in parallel over several hundred cores, but unable to do many general purpose calculations efficiently or at all. An ASIC is a single purpose processor, design to carry out one single calculation only and physically incapable of doing anything else. You need to use the right processor for the job - for mining, CPU < GPU < ASIC in terms of speed and power efficiency. You will not be able to profitably mine Dash using anything but an ASIC today.
     
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    I believe that mining on CPU can not bring a reasonable income, but will only harm your computer
     
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    Yes you are right, it certainly harms your computer because it is not good enough now to mine with simple equipment now that asics are out
     
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    So what would you recommend as an alternative to CPU? Cause I'm used to use CPUs to mine.
     
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    Antminers if you can get one.

    Even then, if you pay retail costs for electricity, you are unlikely to be profitable. Mining Dash has become a mature industrial pursuit. It has to be very very efficient and it has to have very cheap wholesale (or better) electricty to be profitable.
     
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    Intel Pentium G4560 -
    When putting together a rig you will solely use for cryptocurrency mining, an Intel Pentium is really all you need. Coming in at around $60, it's inexpensive, cheap to run and will make it easy to make a return. The only downside to choosing a processor in the Pentium range is the resale value of the machine if the currency mining doesn't play out. If you need to sell this PC to someone else, you're going to have a hard time finding someone to buy it as opposed to an Intel Core CPU.

    It's the bare minimum that you'll require if you plan to use the PC as a computer afterward but is ample enough for mining, being a dual-core processor.
     
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    Hello!
    I think the amd processors better.
    because I did tests on the coinpot mining site with intel processors of line i3, i5 and i7. and i7 and has not managed utrapass my fx8 of the amd that give 60H / s in this site.
     
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    Core i-9 if u have possibilities to buy it
     
  12. silas de oliveira martins

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    YoungComb to have an i9 is very expensive here in Brazil

    Intel Core i9-7980XE Processor Skylake Cache 24.75MB, 2.6GHz (4.2GHz Max Turbo), LGA 2066 - BX80673I97980X costs R$ 11,764.59 and regarding the AMD FX 8300 Octa Core Processor, Black Edition, Cache 16MB, 3.3GHz (4.2 GHz Max Turbo) AM3 + FD8300WMHKBOX costs R$ 388.78. This in the store www.kabum.com.br
     
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    Why a GPU mines faster than a CPU. Some Bitcoin users might wonder why there is a huge disparity between the mining output of a CPU versus a GPU. First, just to clarify, the CPU, or central processing unit, is the part of the computer that performs the will of the software loaded on the computer.
     

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