The best crypto-mining graphics cards of 2017


Cryptocurrency mining can be a profitable exercise, despite the volatile nature of the market.

To see which graphics cards can make you the most money in your mining rig, we used mining benchmarks from HotHardware to compare the hash rate of popular GPUs when used to mine Ethereum.

Using CryptoCompare’s profitability calculator, we then determined the estimated earnings per year for each card and calculated the payback period.

Card and cryptocurrency prices used in the calculations are from 8 December 2017.

The best graphics cards for cryptocurrency mining in 2017, ranked by payback period, are listed below.

AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB

XFX Radeon RX 580

RX 580
Hash Rate 25.623MH/s
Price R5,399
Daily Earnings R21.78
Payback Period 248 days

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070


GTX 1070
Hash Rate 31.079MH/s
Price R7,099
Daily Earnings R26.30
Payback Period 270 days

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

Galax GeForce GTX 1060 Exoc 6GB

GTX 1060
Hash Rate 19.04MH/s
Price R4,599
Daily Earnings R16.30
Payback Period 282 days

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 Air

RX Vega 56
Hash Rate 36.48MH/s
Price R10,057
Daily Earnings R31.09
Payback Period 324 days

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64

MSi Radeon RX Vega 64 Air

RX Vega 64
Hash Rate 35.22MH/s
Price R11,299
Daily Earnings R30.00
Payback Period 377 days

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GTX 1080Ti

GTX 1080 Ti
Hash Rate 31.775MH/s
Price R11,999
Daily Earnings R27.12
Payback Period 443 days

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