ZCash mining versus other coins
So I’m a pretty novice miner and have been primarily doing ETH mining since I started. When the difficulty started increasing I have been searching around for alternatives to mine to keep up an revenue stream
My rig is 6x1070s ( various models can get them if it’s important)
From reading online I’ve been hearing that for full nvidia rigs that zcash is more profitable so I started looking into it. I was trialing out a few settings to see what was the most profitable overclocking and I’m not really enjoying what I’m seeing.
For starters I’m using Ethereum as my baseline , my reason is even if it’s not the most profitable it’s very liquid and it’s what I was mining before
Current Eth calculations
Power(including rig) : 790
Hash Rate : 186
Estimated profit per month: €200 was acttauly €226 when I started typing this last night
So I started off tweaking trying to get the higher Sol/w ratio I could get ( would usually be around 4.0) but the profits just aren’t adding up.
For reference I was doing Core clock ~2000Mhz and Memory Clock 4100MHz. I found if i pushed the Core clock higher the stability went to crap.
No under-volting I could get 460-470 per card but the power consumption was crazy high
Power(including rig) : 1100W
Hash Rate: 2750 Sol
Estimated profit per month: €221 | price of this last night was €178
Power ( including rig) : 720W
Hash Rate: 2450 Sol
Estimated profit per month: €222 ( can only have 2 links in a post ) | fyi price of this last night was €184
Is there something I’m doing wrong ? From what I’ve read online the 1070 seems to peak around 470 Sol , if that’s true then I’d need to pull 2750 Sol with a power draw of 750W. But that’s only to equal the already not-so-great-to-mine ETH ( last nights price).
If there’s any advice or information you could give me to help me I’d very much appreciate it! For reference my overlock Settings were around
- core clock : 1700
- memory clock: 4100
- power limit: 50% to 75% ( essentially to limit the card at 120w maximum)
Is there better settings I should be using ?