6x RX 580 8gb vs 7x GTX 1060 6gb

NebellNebell Member Posts: 39
edited June 2017 in Mining
The availability of 580 is really stupid. While there are hundreds on the way to retailers in my country, the date seems to be pushed further and further.
The motherboard I ordered can support 7 cards, but my budget is about 6x580 or 7x1060, which are about the same price (total).

We're talking MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB OC vs XFX Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX Ed. OC+.
According to my calculations, it should be a somewhat similar hash rate (23x7=161 for 1060 and 28x6=168 for 580), but 1060 draws a lot less power, although since it's 1 more card, the power draw should still be the same.

How hard is it to mod Nvidia cards? I have zero experience in bios editing. I don't mind learning, but I'm not looking to jump into something very complicated from the beginning.

Getting 7 Nvidia cards to play nice in Windows 10, would I run into any bigger problems compared to AMD?

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  • joaozinhojoaozinho Member Posts: 1
    did found a solution, bro ?
  • MrN1ce9uyMrN1ce9uy Member Posts: 190 ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    I don't think you will need to mod the Nvidia card's BIOS. Simply overclock the memory to +500MHz or more and you should see 22-23MH/s. You might even overclock the core to get a little more if you're not seeing 22-23Mh/s.

    *Though I have no idea if 7 Nvidia GPUs will work. I've only ever used 1.
  • NebellNebell Member Posts: 39
    joaozinho said:

    did found a solution, bro ?

    I've noticed that 7x 580 4gb is within my budget as well, so I will focus on getting that instead. I just need to wait a week or so until they are in stock.
    MrN1ce9uy said:

    I don't think you will need to mod the Nvidia card's BIOS. Simply overclock the memory to +500MHz or more and you should see 22-23MH/s. You might even overclock the core to get a little more if you're not seeing 22-23Mh/s.

    *Though I have no idea if 7 Nvidia GPUs will work. I've only ever used 1.

    You sure that overclocking the core helps? I have not seen any difference from bumping up my core. I even clocked down -400 on the core and it's still hashing the same (my main gaming rig with 1080Ti).
  • MrN1ce9uyMrN1ce9uy Member Posts: 190 ✭✭
    edited June 2017
    Well I had a GTX 1060 and it helped a little (If I remember correctly, I no longer have it). The 1080 Ti doesn't hash that much more than the 1060, so the 1080 Ti wouldn't make much difference on the core clock. What's your hashrate with the 1080 Ti? I think it's the same as the 1070.
  • NebellNebell Member Posts: 39
    MrN1ce9uy said:

    Well I had a GTX 1060 and it helped a little (If I remember correctly, I no longer have it). The 1080 Ti doesn't hash that much more than the 1060, so the 1080 Ti wouldn't make much difference on the core clock. What's your hashrate with the 1080 Ti? I think it's the same as the 1070.

    1080Ti hashes quite a bit higher than RX580.
    Mine is at 36mh/s at +600 memory.
  • NebellNebell Member Posts: 39
    edited June 2017
    Eh, I just ordered 10 Asus Phoenix 1060 3gb. I can't be arsed to wait for AMD and 1070 is too expensive, also 1060 6gb is way more expensive than this ITX 3gb 1060 card. Even if they hash at 20mh/s each it will be more than with my other options. The price was a bit more than I planned because I had to buy a second mobo, cpu, ram and usb flash, but it should pay off.
  • nhirschnhirsch Member Posts: 9
    I have three rigs running 1060s and one using Radeon 580s which is the newest. The 1060s are all running 23+ Mh/s and the Radeons are only about 21+ but I used afterburner to tweek the 1060s and would have liked to use afterburner on the 580s but it doesn't work with the new version of windows on those cards??? Trying TriXX works but haven't improved the hash rate at all on the RX 580s. I'd love to know how people get upwards of 29 Mh/s with those cards.
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