Nvidia Volta – Predicting the ETH hash rate

Before you guys go crazy with an outcry of this being preposterous, I thought it would be fun predicting the ETH hash power for the new Nvidia Volta cards since there are benchmarks online for the Nvidia Titan V.

The team over at hothardware.com were able to get their hands on the new Volta card that did some serious damage when mining ETH @ 69MH/s with stock clocks:

That’s insane! This made me wonder what kind of hashing speed this new Volta architecture would bring to the table of the new GTX series of graphics cards.

Is this pointless?

You bet it is… lets face it though, I’m not the only person in the world curious – miners anticipate whether these all new bells and whistles GPUs can destroy the competition or previous generation GPUs.

AMD proved that earlier this year with their Vega64 card boasting a modest 40MH/s give or take – that is an impressive figure compared to the recent benchmark of my GTX 1080 Ti @ 37MH/s:

On with it – results

The calculations are simple enough but you should be aware there has been no research into the Volta chips whatsoever. I’m merely applying the Titan Volta gains over the Titan Pascal to all the current 10xx cards.

Note: The pascal hash rates were picked from my own findings and those published on the internet.

CSV  Excel  


GTX 1050 TiGTX 1060GTX 1070GTX 1080GTX 1080 TiTitan X
GTX 2050 TiGTX 2060GTX 2070GTX 2080GTX 2080 TiTitan V

The method behind the madness

I obtained my baseline figures on the benchmark results by hothardware.com:

Titan X37.45MH/s
Titan V69MH/s

I then calculated the performance increase of the Titan V:

(Titan V  Titan X) ÷ Titan X × 100 

(69  37.45) ÷ 37.45 × 100 = 84.25% increase

This 84.25% increase was then applied to the current pascal cards:

Volta Hash rate = Pascal hash + ((Percent Increase ÷ 100)  × Pascal hash rate)


Volta GTX 2050 Ti: 13.9MH/s + ((84.25 ÷ 100)  × 13.9MH/s) = 25.57MH/s 


Well firstly there is some merit to the results. If you compare the current ETH hash for the 1080 Ti (34MH/s) and Titan Xp (37MH/s), they’re not far off from each other. This make my speculation believable for the so called GTX 2080 Ti (63MH/s) vs Titan V (68MH/s).

GTX 1080 TiTitan X
GTX 2080 TiTitan V

It does become inconclusive because of the results for the so called GTX 2080 using my mad method:

GTX 1070GTX 1080
GTX 2070GTX 2080

Like I said this is for fun, I haven’t looked into the technical marvel behind the Volta architecture or speculated at all on the spec i.e. possible memory architecture, will all the GTX Volta cards use HBM2 memory? Is that one of the reasons why the Titan V mines well? I have no clue.

p.s. This post was inspired by me reaching a crossroad of whether I should add more cards to my main mining rig – I am only using 10 / 13 slots and was unsure whether to invest into more Pascal cards or wait for Volta.


  1. Good predictions..gets me curious to see if the real deal will be similar so waiting for gtx volta should be worth it…was planning to buy the gtx 1070 ti/ gtx 1080ti but those figures are a lot to miss out..

    1. Hello Vinu, I do hope they are accurate to some extent but we shall see. Apparently Nvidia are in no hurry to release the Volta cards because Pascal are dominating at the moment. At the same time I’m hoping AMD will release something this year that will obliterate Nvidia’s gaming segment – imagine the price drop for Nvidia cards.

      1. Although I think this time the GTX 1080 successor should be better than the GTX 1070 successor, I hope. Not like in cases because of the GDDR5 used was the reason why the GTX 1070/Ti was better than the GTX 1080 for mining. Isn’t rumours suggesting that the GTX 2070/ GTX 2080 will come with GDDR5X/GDDR6? fingers crossed.

  2. Actually, i haven’t seen anyone put up proper benchmarks for ASUS Strix GTX 1080 Ti for mining apart from you (I could be wrong). I have a Vega 64 and wasn’t really impressed with the gaming performance, but oh boy with some tweaks the Vega destroys anything on hasrate and efficiency of ether mining (sans Titan V :P)….the plan was to buy a GTX 1080 Ti for gaming just like your system (and mine with it when not in use), but the 37mh is too close to my Zotac GTX 1070 Ti Mini that gives 34mh..for just 3mh more, the price difference is a lot…so its better I wait for Volta/Ampere or whatever they plan to call it..and by the end of the year…AMD Navi

    1. Hey Vinu,
      I guess it depends on which coin you’re mining. The 1080 Ti definitely is not worth mining with unless it’s your only card and you want to mine some ETH. The GTX 1070 Ti is definitely the better choice for MH/s vs Cost.

      I’m actually hoping Intel will have a new breed of GPU’s to compete with AMD and Nvidia (I’m not talking crappy on-board chips lol).

        1. Ha very close but no 😉 I did see that yesterday and it made me smile. An all-in-one that can compete with a gtx 1060 is very impressive for gaming. When I used the 1060 cards for gaming, I was blown away by it’s performance considering the cost.

      1. Yeah it’s for ethereum but also as a primary card for gaming..so that will be an extra worker for my existing mining cards total hashrate..,,now I’m bit worried that the GTX 2080 will be extremely expensive at launch.

  3. Sadly i think the main flaw in these calculations is that that pricing has not been taken into consideration.

    The Volta Titan V might be 84% better at mining than the Pascal Titan X but it’s 300% more to buy, this is because it’s a monster chip and at the very limited of what is possible with 12nm. The Titan X was not built like this, it was designed to sell at around $1000 and so made to that price.

    The prices of the 1080, 1070, 1060 replacements are pretty much set by what customers are willing to pay and that is basically the existing pricing of nVidia’s current card line up. Obviously constrained supply can increase the price as miners are willing to pay over $1000 for a $400 card because at the moment they can make enough money to cover this difference but once the crypto bubble bursts (down 30% today i see) we will have millions of cards flooding the market and it will once again be gaming performance that will decide the pricing and so a Volta 2070 card should cost around $350, using the calculations above it would cost $1300+ which is not realistic and so IMO the basis for the calculations is wrong.

    1. Hello Oberoth,

      You’re absolutely right, price wasn’t considered at all with these calculations but from my memory, the Titan XP performed significantly better than the Titan X Maxwell, yet the price difference between the two wasn’t huge, compared to the Titan V vs Titan Xp. I totally dig what you’re saying about technology though, like I said, not done any comparison or looked at the Volta technically in detail at all

      As for price of the new cards – when I bought my GTX 970 I thought it was expensive, I almost fell off my chair when I saw the launch price of the GTX 1070, and I have no doubt I’ll fall off my chair again when I see the price of the new Volta equivalent – that’s assuming AMD or Intel can’t produce anything to match but here’s me hoping they do


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