There are various websites that tabulate SHA-256 & scrypt hash speeds of various hardware. I wonder how these correspond to crytonight hash speeds. Are they correlated? Or does the correlation break depending on chip architecture?


AFAIK, there is strictly no correlation between the hash speed of different hashing algorithms.

I guess it can possibly make sense for hardware that are capable of dual mining.

But, currently, hardware for SHA-256 & scrypt are ASICs, so they won't work for others hashing algorithms

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  • Good point, I meant a general processor crunching the different algorithms. – crypdick Feb 12 '17 at 3:35
  • One of the most significant factor for monero mining is the L3 cache size. Unfortunately, i was not aware of btc when it was cpu mined :) , but i don't think that's the case. – Moroccan Engineer Feb 12 '17 at 3:53
  • most significant factor currently seems to be integrated AES instructions on the CPU en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES_instruction_set – werdwerdus Feb 12 '17 at 16:54

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