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Kel1

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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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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.
 

Filip Atos

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I believe that mining on CPU can not bring a reasonable income, but will only harm your computer
 

dragonmint

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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
 

solarguy

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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.
 

alfredbill

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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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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
 

Arica Martin

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The well mentioned about the CPU mining but I hope that we will get this kind of stuff in the future also.
 
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the question of the GPU that the spending on them are very large and have to have in large quantities. but I want to mine for gpu. more each day that goes by costs more expensive and the return is less and less ..
 

Jacky001

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As for now CPU mining is completely useless. If you want to mine smth, buy GPU and mine that's all.
 

bumble_trader

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I totally remember those times when I was mining Electroneum on my AMD FX-8320E. While the majority of miners used to buy intel motherboards year ago, I had another with AMD 970 chipset so was able to overclock this stone. Should say it was quite nice numbers for those times but, meanwhile, tough times for the entire system at all considering that I was doing mining on GPU's at the same time.
 
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