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.
|GTX 1050 Ti||GTX 1060||GTX 1070||GTX 1080||GTX 1080 Ti||Titan X|
|GTX 2050 Ti||GTX 2060||GTX 2070||GTX 2080||GTX 2080 Ti||Titan V|
The method behind the madness
I obtained my baseline figures on the benchmark results by hothardware.com:
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 Ti||Titan X|
|GTX 2080 Ti||Titan V|
It does become inconclusive because of the results for the so called GTX 2080 using my mad method:
|GTX 1070||GTX 1080|
|GTX 2070||GTX 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.