NVIDIA RTX 2070 mining hashrate benchmarked
Before we get to hashrate let's talk about this beauty. The 2070 card is very similar to the last generation 1070, with exception of oddly trimmed corner and a PCI bracket. It’s black finish will match most computer cases.
We have started with installing Ubuntu 18.04 + kernel 4.18 and nVidia 410.66 drivers.
The below configuration procedure must be executed as root:
/usr/bin/nvidia-xconfig -a --cool-bits=28 --allow-empty-initial-configuration
And now you are ready to go! Below are some common NVidia/Linux commands:
Setting GPU fan speed (here example for 20%):
nvidia-settings -a [gpu:0]/GPUFanControlState=1 -a [fan:0]/GPUTargetFanSpeed=20 --ctrl-display=:1
Setting power limit (here example for 175W):
sudo nvidia-smi -pl 175
Memory overclocking (here offset of 100MHz) – note that unlike in MSI Afterburner, nvidia-settings does not allow you to specify the exact speed but rather an offset that above or below the manufacturer’s default setting. And from further experience this also does not always work as expected for higher values. We recommend playing with the below numbers gradually to avoid physical damage.
nvidia-settings -a GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset=100
GPU Overclocking (by 100MHz):
nvidia-settings -a GPUGraphicsClockOffset=100
All this above is available for you form command line.
As a next step, we have proceeded with testing newest ccminer 2.3 – for our purposes we needed to compile it with CUDA 10. If you don't want to compile it yourself, you can download already prepared ccminer 2.3 with CUDA 10 version from here.
First thing we have noticed in our lab is that this card is loud. We did not expect much – after all this is the cheapest RTX 2070 on the market. But oh boy, it is loud :-) With fan load above 65% it it's getting intolerable, but we miners, we don't care about loudness so let's get back to testing.
Lyra2Z RTX 2070 benchmark ccminer 2.3
We love lyta2z since it is not power hungry and literally one of the coolest algos our there. With default settings we managed to get 2.38 Mh/s with 110W power consumption.
Last gen 1070 was getting around 1.7Mh/s with about the same power consumption, so it is a 40% improvement just here. But… bear in mind that four times cheaper Radeon RX 570 can do 3 Mh/s so don't expect earnings with this result.
Odd thing was that we didn't get any performance change when overclocking the GPU clock speed, probably something to do with new product and/or driver maturity.
Neoscrypt RTX 2070 hashrate
With Neoscrypt we managed to get 1.2 MH/s with 175W power limit, so it's about same as last generation 1070. Nothing special about it.
Once again – the odd thing was that we didn’t observe any performance changes when overclocking the GPU clock. Again the usual suspect is the new driver/new device setup.
Bitcore Timetravel 10 RTX 2070 hashrate
We've got 22.4 MH/s with 170W. This result is about 50% improvement against GTX 1070.
X16R RavenCoin mining
Very nice results for RavenCoin 23.3 MH/s with 159 W means 230% improvement in against GTX 1070.
But do not expect Lambo just yet with this result since the market is so low nowadays.
Unfortunately this was some kind of ccminer benchmark error. Additions tests shows that real mining gives about 10 MH/s which is not anything special in comparison with GTX 1070.
But we've tested z-enemy and t-tex, RavenCoin specialized miners and results we've got are good - you can expect about 18-20 HM/s with 160 W, a 80% improvement.
Allium mining results
Our RTX 2070 got 4.8 MH/s with about 117W. This is a nice 57% improvement in comparison with GTX 1070.
What about Ethereum/Akroma/DubaiCoin?
At this moment we could not get running Claymore to run with CUDA 10 drivers. And hashrate we got from Ethminer are far from satisfying. Either we made some errors, or the software is just not ready RTX series yet.
What about Bytom? When Lambo?!
Unfortunately, as same as above - we did not get bminer to run on these new cards to test Tensority algo. If you have any idea how to make it work, please let us know.
There is an improvement, right? Sure there is: with some scenarios even significant. So should you buy it?
We cannot recommend doing so at this moment. Market is so low nowadays that you will be lucky to squeeze 1USD/day from any of these RTXes. We hope to see some revolutionary changes on the Nvidia mining platform and at least an updated version of the OhGodAnETHlargementPill that supports RTX architecture.
Within next few days will do some more tests with overclocking and other driver versions. Stay tuned!