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Some might perform slightly better just due to the VRAM used by that manufacturer. 240s are not good cards to mine with though, too little compute power.


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Well, I don´t know much about mining really, but from what I´ve understood, it works kinda like this.

You want a GPU that draws as little power as possible, whilst crunching the most numbers.

So the one with the lowest powerdrag/highest compute power is the one to go for.


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10 minutes ago, cj09beira said:

for mining you want 470/570s or 580/480s, those are the best, nvidea cards arent bad either, like the 1060 6gb (avoid 3gb version)

The reason I asked about that particular one is my nephew has several already by different makers that he got from computers that he got for nothing and basically broke down for parts and threw out the parts that were useless. He asked me about Bitcoin mining and if there was a problem in using them and the mixed parts. I have no clue but since he saw me watching linustechtalks on YouTube about the graphics card mining he got the bug so to speak. So any information on him trying it since he is only 15 he does not have funds to buy much.

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