Claymore has released version 9.7 of the dual ethereum miner & the most notable update for team Nvidia is the reported increase in MH/s:
Improved ETH speed for some Nvidia cards.
For the best part of this blog, the benchmarks were based on an outdated version 9.2 of Claymore’s miner.
What got me curious was that various readers were hitting very high hash rates for their GTX 1050 Ti cards (compared to my results and other benchmarks I’ve seen online).
For example a reader called Ryno hit 15.2MH/s with power saving mode enabled and an aggressive memory clock (https://noobminer.xyz/ethereum-mining-rig-gtx-1050-ti/#comment-209) and then Hansraj hitting 14.5MH/s (https://noobminer.xyz/ethereum-mining-rig-gtx-1050-ti/#comment-174) and finally Paul’s 1050 Ti’s are able to hit 15.7MH/s (https://noobminer.xyz/ethereum-mining-six-nvidia-gtx-1050-ti/#comment-212) – with the exception of his Zotac 1050 Ti, struggling to go beyond 15MH/s consistently.
Historical hash rate
To get some context for this post, both my rigs are pushed to their overclocking limits. The rig where the 1050 Ti’s perform better has a motherboard with an Intel Z270 chipset.
When I pushed the cards hard in that rig, I was able to hit ~14MH/s with a pretty high memory clock & 100% power before losing system stability (https://noobminer.xyz/ethereum-mining-gtx-1050-ti-gtx-1060-max-hash-rate/).
In that post, the 14MH/s was achieved by setting the power limit of the GTX 1050 Ti to 100% & Memory overclock to +815MHz in the MSI Afterburner overclocking utility .
What happened after updating Claymore to v9.7?
15MH/s was achieved (briefly) in power save mode!
|Card||Claymore 9.2||Claymore 9.7||Change|
|2x Zotac GTX 1050 Ti Mini||~13.05||~14.6||+11%|
|1x Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti Mini||~13.3||~15.02||+12.1%|
|Power (3x 1050 Ti)||Claymore 9.2||Claymore 9.7||Change|
|@ The wall||185W||191W||+3%|
The obvious lesson learnt is to make sure you have the latest version of Claymore. The update has massive gains for Nvidia cards – not so much for the AMD RX 570 I have (not worth mentioning!). The 1060 Ti’s equally increased hashrate from ~22MH/s to ~24MH/s in the same system.
However as you can tell, power consumption also goes up – perhaps the new version is either pushing the cards harder for mining, or is utilising them more. I’m sure we can figure out why by looking at the stats from GPU-Z.
Anyway, check out the vid below to qualify my results: