Bitcoin Mining Hardware Comparison
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Drivers: The cards have varying specs, which lead to varying power consumption, heat output, noise output, and hash rates. All of these factors are important for Bitcoin mining, with heat and noise output being two of the biggest headaches you’ll have. Mining digital currencies is something you’ll hear about all over the world, especially in the last year or so.
After trying to get a few other programs working, I had a great time with BitMinter – which is a Java-based mining client.
Once you have an account set up, you can get right into it. This is something you’ll see in a minute when it comes time to show you the performance between our GPUs. Next, we have a chart of the hash rate rated in Mhps for each of our GPUs tested. Some great results, but better when you’re using three of them at once, something I did. I was pumping away mining Bitcoins, but the heat output was immense.
What is Bitcoin mining?
This is something we’re going to talk about next. I live in Australia, and during this testing it was pushing 45C virtually the entire time – for three days straight it was over 44C. The day of testing, it was 45C so I decided to put it off for a few days. Having 3 GPUs in a single system all with a heavy workload of mining digital currencies, isn’t good for an already hot room.
For a cooler room, and climate, it makes the perfect heater. If you were to put a heater on normally, why do that when it just uses power and heats the room up.
You could mine Bitcoins, making you money while you’re heating your room up. Bitcoin could market itself as a money-saving technique of heating your home – or not.
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Is it Really Worth it? If you had started this a few years ago, yes. Not so much now, because of how long it takes to mine Bitcoins, compared to how it was a few years ago – even twelve months ago now. But, if the price comes down, or more people jump on and the difficulty of mining a Bitcoin increases – which it constantly does – it doesn’t pay to get into it.
Of course, it’s an interesting hobby to take, something some people take very seriously.