Ethereum Mining with ASUS GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

Power Save + Overclock Hash rate: ~36.7MH/s
Full power + Overclock Hash rate: ~37.7MH/s

Post update: I have now added how much power the system consumes in watts.

This review is long overdue. Besides my 9x GTX 1050 Ti mining rig, I’m a gamer and as you can imagine I have a gaming rig.

I bought my 1080 Ti around 6 months ago but never really bothered mining or overclocking it extensively when playing all my games (there really is no need to overclock it out of the box).

The card I have is the Asus GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix 11GB GDDR5X Graphics Card.


System specs

  • ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 2
  • 1x ASUS GTX 1080 Ti 11GB – ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-11G-GAMING
  • Intel i7 6700K @ 4GHz
  • 24GB Ram
  • 750W Antec High Current Bronze PSU
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Miner: Ethminer 0.12.0
  • ASUS GPU Tweak II
  • SSD Windows / Raid file storage
  • Drivers: Nvidia 388.13

At idle this system consumes 151 watts of power

Ethereum mining – Stock Clocks

CardCoreMemoryPower LimitTotal System Power ConsumptionHash rate
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix1493 MHz11,010MHz100%338W~34.4MH/s – 34.9MH/s

Ethereum mining – Overclock & 100% Power Limit

100% Power Limit, implies I have left the “power limit” in ASUS GPU Tweak II to the default 100%.

CardCoreMemoryPower LimitTotal System Power ConsumptionHash rate
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix1493 MHz11,560MHz (+550MHz)100%343W~36.62MH/s – 37.7MH/s

Ethereum mining – Overclock & Lowest Power Limit

Lowest Power Limit, implies I have set the “power limit” in ASUS GPU Tweak II to the lowest possible for the card.

CardCoreMemoryPower LimitTotal System Power ConsumptionHash rate
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix1493 MHz11,560MHz (+550MHz)50%240W~21.33MH/s – 22.11MH/s

Ethereum mining – Overclock & Lowest Power Limit for max hash rate

CardCoreMemoryPower LimitTotal System Power ConsumptionHash rate
ASUS GTX 1080 Ti ROG Strix1493 MHz11,560MHz (+550MHz)75%310W~35.5MH/s – 36.72MH/s


Well the 1080 Ti certainly wiped the floor clean compared to my GTX 1080 reviewed in summer:

Ethereum mining benchmark with 1x Nvidia GTX 1080 & Windows 10

I wasn’t surprised with the gain achieved by overclocking memory alone – with an extra 3MH/s that seems to be the norm when overclocking the Nvidia GTX Pascal series cards (check out my reviews on the GTX 1050 Ti / GTX 1060).

When reducing power consumption to 50% (which is the GTX 1080 Ti’s lowest power setting), hashing rate suffers greatly. I found the middle ground between 75-80% yielding similar hashing power if the limit was set 100%. I settled for 75% since I’m a firm believer of +0.2MH/s is not worth a 5% power increase.

P.s. I suppose people may wonder why I haven’t overclocked the core clocks – I never see much of a gain when mining ETH so I don’t bother. Overclocking memory works wonders for a memory hungry algo such as Ethash.


  1. Mine is a Zotac GTX 1080Ti Amp Extreme Core Edition (Micron) – just tried this settings yesterday and running stable for 2d now. TDP 65%, Core 0, Memory +850MHz @38.3MH/s… tried 900MHz @39.4MH/s but freezes after an hour… Saw the above settings in Youtube (insanely high +1000MH/s), you may want to give it a try.

    1. Hello EdgeMiner,

      Thanks for the information – I’ll see if I can get more MH/s – mind you I don’t use my 1080 Ti for mining at all, just full-time gaming

  2. Sorry know this post is a month old now but I’m running my 1080ti as follows:

    Power limit: 60%
    Core clock: -100
    Memory clock: +550

    My average hash rate for ETH is about 35.7 to 36.075

    Card is staying at about 53c

  3. Hello,
    I have 2 X GTX 1080 ti and i was mining Etherium the other day but couldnt get past 34-35 Mh/s.
    would you mind telling me what pool are you using with the 1080 ti and what miner do you use to mind Etherium.
    Nice post btw, love that you posted a lot of details in the post.
    #post intended

  4. Have 2 1080 tis
    Asus ROG Poseidon – 59% PL 0 Core 800 Mem – 37.7Mh
    Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme – 65% PL 0 Core 1000 Mem – 40.2Mh

    78C on the Asus, 55C on the Gigabyte. Needless to say the Gigabyte is way better.

  5. Dear Noob Miner,

    Many thanks for the post. What mining app/software do you run for mining ethereum? This is my second day mining and obviously a beginner a this, im currently running a nvidia geforce gtx 1080ti without any power/fan restriction applied, with gpu temp running at 68deg-71deg Celsius, my room is currently running air conditioning and got the gpu fan turned on via nicehash app.

    Currently i am on nicehash with a return of 552.89 sols for equihash and 42.95 mh/s for lyra2rev2.

    Any input would be much appreciated.

    1. Hello Day1Miner,

      It’s a mixture of Ethminer or Claymore, but mainly stick with Claymore because it has some cool features such as auto-restart if mining stops or fails.

      You’ll probably want to lower the power consumption when mining – no need to run at 100% and maybe crank up some memory speed.

      In all honesty – if you are thinking of mining full-time, you need to reconsider that mining isn’t really profitable now unless you throw some serious hardware at it – though it’s fun while it lasts.


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