Ethereum Crypto Mining Performance Benchmarks On The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 23 September 2018. Page 2 of 2. 65 Comments

With Ethminer 1.6 when going from the GTX 1080 Ti to RTX 2080 Ti is a 57% performance increase for mining on this hardware, but when going from the GTX 980 Ti to GTX 1080 Ti was a 76% increase. But it's also possible with forthcoming Ethminer updates we could see better performance out of these Turing GPUs. Anyhow, in terms of raw performance it's a nice upgrade if you have the hardware.

As seen with the other graphics and compute tests over the past few days, the RTX 2080 Ti does lead to a higher AC system power consumption... When running Ethminer, the Core i7 8086K + RTX 2080 Ti system had an average power draw of 280 Watts compared to the GTX 1080 Ti at 224 Watts. The peak power consumption was also much higher...

On a performance-per-Watt basis, the RTX 2080 Ti graphics card still comes in front of the high-end Pascal cards.

The cooling of the RTX 2080 Ti Founder's Edition is quite good and the second lowest operating temperatures during mining, only the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti MINI GPU was running cooler.

One of the most important aspects though for cryptocurrency mining is the performance-per-dollar and that's where the RTX 2080 Ti at $1199+ doesn't fair well... It's possible the RTX 2080 (non-Ti) will deliver better in this department, but unfortunately I have no RTX 2080 for testing at this time. So the RTX 2080 Ti does deliver strong mining performance just as we saw with the great showing in the OpenCL/CUDA benchmarks (and a follow-up yesterday of the [email protected] performance benchmarks), but due to the high cost, the RTX 2080 Ti likely won't be a big hit with miners.

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