NVIDIA's TITAN V Volta GPU Ethereum Mining Beast Rips 77MH/s While Overclocked

NVIDIA TITAN V

We know that NVIDIA's TITAN V is a massively powerful videocard, one that we are a thousand percent confident can run Crysis, so no need to ask. But will it blend? Probably. That just leaves one question to answer—how well does it mine cryptocurrency? Pretty darn good, as it turns out. As in, almost double the mining performance (of Ethereum) of an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card.

YouTuber BitsBeTrippin' installed the TITAN V in a decked out system, swapping out a pair of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, and put the card to the test. The setup also consisted of an AMD Threadripper 1950X processor, ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard, Corsair H110i cooler, 64GB of G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3600 RAM, 512GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD for the OS, 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVMe for storage, and an EVGA SuperNova G2 1,300W power supply.


That's a serious system. With a TITAN V underneath the hood, the setup had a hash rate of 70 MH/s while pulling 213W at stock clocks, and 77 MH/s while pulling 237W when overclocked. To put that into comparison, an overclocked Radeon RX Vega 64 is capable of around 44 MH/s, with a much higher power draw. Obviously the TITAN V is much more expensive card, but in terms of mining performance, it kicks some serious tail.

Here's a look at how the TITAN V performed with some other types of cryptocurrencies:
  • Zcash: 750 SOL / 221W (877 SOL / 244W while overclocked)
  • Monero: 1,224 H/s / 157W (1,417 Hs, 165W while overclocked)
  • LBRY Credit: 685 MH/s / 241W
  • Vertcoin: 88.7 MH/s / 246W (100.3 MH/s / 259W while overclocked)
No, you shouldn't rush out and purchase a TITAN V for mining—it would take a very long time to recoup your investment. Be that as it may, it is interesting to see the mining performance of a Volta GPU. If nothing else, it gives us a glimpse of what is to come when Volta trickles down into the mainstream. For all intents and purposes, the TITAN V is more of a prosumer card that is best suited for scientists and researchers who can put the card's Tensor Cores to use.

In any event, here's a hat tip to TITAN V.

Top Image Source: YouTube via Bits Be Trippin'

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