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Questions tagged [gpu-mining]

Questions about using GPUs for mining.

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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

I'm not looking for any specific product recommendation, but I'm just curious in terms of type of hardware which has been proven as the most efficient in terms of mining Monero. Is it GPU, CPU, ASIC,...
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Solo GPU mining

I've literally searched every source available to find an answer but the only thing I've came up with is that I have to set my own pool in order to do that. I am using Windows 7 and the only available ...
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Are [solo] mining yield calculations like dice or playing card calculations?

If I want to know how many times I need to roll a die in order to have a given chance of seeing at least one six, I can use the formula: n = (log(1 - s))/(log(1 - p)) where n is the required number ...
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Is it better to mine with a CPU or GPU

"The proof-of-work algorithm, CryptoNight, is AES-intensive and "memory heavy", which significantly reduces the advantage of GPU over CPU." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monero_(cryptocurrency) ...
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Performance comparison of Wolf's open source compared with Claymore's closed source miner

I have an AMD R9 390 graphics card. What is the expected hash rate difference between: Wolf's open source GPU miner https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner/releases Claymore's closed source miner ...
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What does Shares/Diff number represent on pools found blocks

When the pool I am mining finds a block what does the "Shares/Diff" number represent?
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Does the miner program used affect the hashrate?

While mining Monero I have noticed the the hashrate is different depending on the miner used: When I use the xmr-stack miner I get 100H/s approximately between the CPU and GPU. When I use Minergate ...
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How much CPU power to mine 1 coin a day?

I have been trying to calculate hashrates but it is a little confusing. I just want to get a general idea. What CPU / GPU would be required to solo mine 1 coin a day?
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At what stage is the Monero mining race at right now?

It does beg the question, what hardware would has the best cost/benefit ratio right now? Are low end GPUs best to mine with, or are racks of cheap power efficient CPU motherboards the flavour right ...
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Confusion over Monero Mining Software

I have read all the Monero official website and many other sites(pools ...) and it seem there is no clear indication on what is the best software to do CPU or GPU Mining with Windows 10. On the CPU ...
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Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool?

Considering fees and profits, but also the best thing for the Monero network, which is the most valuable solution? Also, is it depending on hardware and hashrate power? Thanks in advance.