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How much CPU power to mine 1 coin a day?

This answer will attempt to answer the question at multiple levels, as follows: Section I explains the basics of how to calculate this yourself. Section II provides updated calculations based on ...
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

In terms of power efficiency, the reigning champ was the Nvidia 750Ti. That GPU will get you 250H/s and use about 30-40W power. For efficiency, that puts it around 6H/s/W. With the optimized ARM64 ...
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

There are no ASICS yet, and GPUs are about 2-4x faster than CPUs. Monero's PoW algorithm has a large memory requirement that would make it difficult to use an ASIC and less advantageous to use a GPU ...
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ccminer-cryptonight reports insanely high hashrate on nvidia gpu

It looks like your hash-rate is calculated in the following code: hashes_done = 0; gettimeofday(&tv_start, NULL); /* scan nonces for a proof-of-work hash */ rc = scanhash_cryptonight(thr_id, ...
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What is a "Low Difficulty Share" error?

Usually that error means the share your miner submitted was garbage, and didn't actually verify on the pool. Sometimes it means the share was submitted too late, and the pool has already moved on to ...
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Is it better to mine with a CPU or GPU

The most profitable consumer-grade hardware that I know of is the GTX 750 Ti (an nVidia GPU). This is on a Hashrate per Energy Used basis, since the marginal cost of mining is the energy spent. It ...
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At what stage is the Monero mining race at right now?

Right now Wolf's OpenCL XMR Miner for AMD GPUs (open source) and Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner (proprietary) are probably the most efficient. It is believed that Monero is still quite far away from ...
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Solo GPU mining

You can solo mine without using a private pool. Hyc modified ccminer and wolf's AMD miner to be able to do solo mining. Unfortunately, no binaries have been made for windows for nvidia version. ...
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

People visiting this question in the future will find the answers provided are out of date. This website lists user-submitted hardware benchmarks that include Monero mining hashrate, power consumption,...
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Performance comparison of Wolf's open source compared with Claymore's closed source miner

I have MSI R9 290X and on stock settings it gives 775H/s with Wolf's miner vs 790H/s with Claymore's miner with fee turned on. With -nofee 1 flag Claymore's miner shows 760H/s. Of course these numbers ...
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Node and mining in ARM device

I've been running a full node on a Geekbox for the past 6 months. This uses an RK3368 SOC with 8 Cortex-A53 cores and 2GB RAM. It's running Debian Jessie for ARM64. This little box is powerful enough ...
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Node and mining in ARM device

For the node part, is the monero code compatible with ARM devices? Yes, there are even binaries for ARMv7, which can be found here. Alternatively, you could compile from master. From the pull ...
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Is there any way to mine using an integrated GPU?

Wolf's GPU miner works with AMD integrated GPUs too. I tested it several months ago. https://twitter.com/hyc_symas/status/695730032291917825 On the A10-4600M each CPU thread got about 50H/s. In my ...
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Is it better to mine with a CPU or GPU

That statement does not mean that CPU mining is generally more profitable than GPU mining. The emphasis should be on significantly reduces. The large memory footprint of CryptoNight is a large reason ...
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How much CPU power to mine 1 coin a day?

According to https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/xmr you need 2910 H/s at the moment to mine 1 XMR per day. Here's a Google doc with a comparison of various hardware (CPU and GPU) for ...
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At what stage is the Monero mining race at right now?

Currently network hashrates are near historically high levels. How much further hash rate moves up in the future depends heavily on mining profitability based on current XMR prices and coinbase reward....
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What is actually happening when you pool mine? What is a share?

When you mine, you try to solve a puzzle. In a simple description, you choose a number, any number, hash it together with some info for the block you want to include in the blockchain, and then check ...
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What does Shares/Diff number represent on pools found blocks

This is a proxy for "did we get lucky or not". The shares numerator is the total number of weighted shares sent by miners trying to find the block. When you mine, you're asked to solve an easier ...
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

Currently the rx400 series is the most efficient, powerful, and cost-effective mining equipment. I have gotten an rx470 to 700 h/s using about 80-90 watts. It required many hours of bios modification, ...
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

Monero could be mined by ASIC. The Bitmain Antminer X3 is U$1255, ships Aug. 21-31 2018, and weighs 7 kg, it does 220000 H/s using 465 W +7% (2.27 J/kH +7%) - but they clearly mention: There are ...
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Hardware and Monero Mining

The "24-Core" supported by the motherboard you linked to is per-CPU, (e.g., E7-8890 v4 has 24 cores), so per quad-socket motherboard that would be 96 cores. However, these CPUs cost >$7K each yet you ...
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How to configure my computer to mine when not in use in Windows?

That's easy on a windows machine by adding it as a windows-service and the solution can be tailored for different systems.
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Are there any pre-built Monero miners for Linux?

For CPU Miner on linux, you can check Yam releases here: https://mega.nz/#F!UlkU0RyR!E8n4CFkqVu0WoOnsJnQkSg And for GPU releases, you could try Claymore v9.1, available here: https://drive.google....
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Is there a way to compile an AMD based miner for use on a mac?

Try the following: brew install openssl libmicrohttpd git clone -b dev https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-amd cd xmr-stak-amd mkdir build && cd build cmake -DOPENSSL_ROOT_DIR=/usr/local/...
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Possible to mine on nvidia Pascal (10xx) GPUs?

My GTX 1080 is maxing out at around 537 H/s. This is also using tsiv's ccminer, which XMR_Eric linked in his answer. I've found the best settings for the card to be 80 blocks of 12 threads. Default ...
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How can I compile a mining software for my mac computer that uses an NVIDIA GPU?

You want tsiv's ccminer-cryptonight. I've never successfully compiled it on macOS, and don't have a mac desktop anymore to test it on, but I believe a few recent Issues on github answer this question....
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Which mining of Monero is more cost efficient CPU or GPU?

The NVIDIA 750 Ti returns about 250 H/s with about 60W of energy (hash source, wattage source). I do not have data on the i3-6300T, but the AMD FX 8350 also returns about 250 H/s (source), and this ...
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Which mining of Monero is more cost efficient CPU or GPU?

According to MoneroBenchmarks, the i3-6300 does 150H/s at 65W and the Nvidia 750Ti does around 250H/s at 60W. So, seems that at the same energy expense the GPU card can give you definitely more hash ...
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