Ethereum GPU mining?

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Looks like there's been a massive amount of USDT printing again. People are getting suspicious.
 
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Eth doing decent too. $460.61 as I type this. I have about 1k worth mined right now, enough to cover 1 of my GPUs at least. :p When/if I get to a point where it's a couple grand I'll probably cash out. Still need to find a Canadian exchange since the one I was with kinda is gone. Owner took all the money and faked his death. Thankfully I am mining to a private wallet.
 
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Yeah that's the one. Think I had like 20 bucks or something, I don't recall. I just did a small transaction as a test. Some people had 10's of thousands and even more. :eek:
Glad it was only a small amount. I really wonder if the claims are legit or there is actually something fishy going on with quadriga.
 
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Glad it was only a small amount. I really wonder if the claims are legit or there is actually something fishy going on with quadriga.
Yeah the whole thing is fishy. It could really be that the story is true too and that they were just super incompetent for not having a backup. But I'm leaning more towards fraud especially since people traced coin being moved from supposedly "lost" wallets after his "death".
 
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Yeah that's the one. Think I had like 20 bucks or something, I don't recall. I just did a small transaction as a test. Some people had 10's of thousands and even more. :eek:
I lost 3 eth worth at that time. I did it 2 weeks before the announcement. I speculated it would go down further, so I converted it to $550 cdn. Of course it dropped further, but then the announcement happened.

But I'm leaning more towards fraud especially since people traced coin being moved from supposedly "lost" wallets after his "death".
The recent articles about QuadrigaCX says that the couple(husband and the wife) mixed personal finances with the business ones. They lived a lavish lifestyle, sometimes using customer funds. He was apparently trading on other exchanges, millions of dollars worth and lost some too.

Intelligence doesn't matter as much as morals. Because the latter has the potential for destruction when the person lacks it in areas.
 
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Shmee

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Anyone try mining on Hawaii with latest drivers? I put a 290 Tri X in a system with a Vega 64, and I am only getting 19MH/s about on the 290. Using Windows 1903 with 19.6.2 drivers.
 

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No they had 8 GB variants of the 290 and 290X, but they were rare and expensive. This one is 4GB hynix.
 

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Did you try the compute toggle? Did that even apply to Hawaii? I can't remember.
 

Shmee

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I checked for that, looks like there wasn't one. I was wondering if maybe 290s were now getting lower performance due to larger DAG size, or if maybe it's just the newest drivers have issues on hawaii mining. I know I used to get around 30MH/s with these cards.
 
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@Shmee The 290X either didn't have the enhancements for increased DAG sizes that Polaris and later cards got, or AMD just decided not to do it for the pre-Polaris cards.
 

Shmee

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Hmm, well my Fury still does about 30MH/s.
 
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Is that what it always did? And is it using the same driver as the 290X?
 
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Any ideas about 5700XT mining performance?
I'm guessing 40-50MHs at around 175w.
 
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Haven't seen anything yet. We've got a few early 5700XT adopters around here. Not sure if they want to mine ETH with them though.
 

IntelUser2000

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Haven't seen anything yet. We've got a few early 5700XT adopters around here. Not sure if they want to mine ETH with them though.
Whattomine says 410 days to pay off under current difficult conditions and at $400 after tax and 9 cents per KWh if it uses 130W. Who knows what'll happen to the difficulty levels when in Jan 2020 hybrid PoS Phase 1 drops and cuts block reward to under 1 eth.

I guess you could still mine with it. But rather than being a dedicated miner, you'd use mining to partially pay off your graphics card, like RussianSensation used to do.
 

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Whattomine says 410 days to pay off under current difficult conditions and at $400 after tax and 9 cents per KWh if it uses 130W. Who knows what'll happen to the difficulty levels when in Jan 2020 hybrid PoS Phase 1 drops and cuts block reward to under 1 eth.

I guess you could still mine with it. But rather than being a dedicated miner, you'd use mining to partially pay off your graphics card, like RussianSensation used to do.
The thing is last time I checked you need to switch AMD drivers to compute mode to get good hashrate out of your card. And compute mode can produce issues while gaming. This means that you have to constantly switch between compute and gaming modes depending on what you're doing, and switching between two modes completely reinitializes your videocard completely messing up desktop/open application layout. I stopped mining ETH because it was too annoying to switch modes.
 
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What's this switching modes thing? My rig has been set and forget for over a year now. Is there something I need to be doing?
 

Shmee

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Hard to tell yet on the Navi GPUs, my guess is will have to wait for updated miner software. Also, not all AMD cards had the compute switch, only certain ones like Fiji and Polaris AFAIK. I know my 290 cards don't, and neither does my Vega 64.

Also, to update on the Fury I have, yes, it always ran about 30MH/s, and yes, it is running in the same computer with the same drivers as the Vega 64. I replaced the 290 Tri X with it, as that was getting low hashrate as I mentioned. Currently running 19.6.2.
 
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Yeah, no compute switch on Vega as far as I can tell. I think as it is generally, it's probably better to straight up buy the coins rather than mining. However, I pretty much do it for sh!ts and giggles nowadays.
 
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I spun up another node. Used this as the base:

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/desktops/thinkcentre/m-series-tiny/m92p/

Lenovo M92p Tiny (7"x7") PC with an Ivy Bridge i5-3470T (35w CPU), 8GB of DDR3-1600, and a 1TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSD. Windows 10 Pro x64 is very usable on this PC.

I'm using Parity to sync since Geth uses a lot more space. In about 12 hours it synced up to about 300000 blocks behind.
This is in addition to my Friendlyarm NanoPC-T4 node running Parity as well. On the NanoPC-T4 my Adata NVME SSD with 350TBW spec, I'm already above 300TBW in about 10 months, but I did have to resync from scratch several times due to the Linux build being somewhat "beta"....the latest update has made it much more stable. Also, setting the "db-compaction" flag to SSD in Parity seems to have helped writes quite a bit (only figured this out about 3 months ago).

There doesn't seem to be much difference in sync speed between a "slow" NVME drive (used in the NanoPC-T4) and a SATA6 SSD drive. I think the bottleneck becomes the CPU at a certain point when processing blocks.
 
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