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?

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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

  • Good point, I meant a general processor crunching the different algorithms.
    – crypdick
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 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. Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 3:53
  • most significant factor currently seems to be integrated AES instructions on the CPU en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AES_instruction_set
    – werdwerdus
    Commented Feb 12, 2017 at 16:54

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