Intel’s new Arc A380 graphics card has been put by way of its paces in a number of methods, with an attention-grabbing new one right here: Ethereum mining on Intel’s new GPU.
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The developer of Nanominer has added assist just lately for Intel’s new Arc GPU, the place it has been benchmarked with some Ethereum mining… efficiency sensible the brand new Intel Arc A380 graphics card spits out simply 10.2MH/s with none optimizations enabled. We’re taking a look at 75W of energy which is not dangerous for energy consumption, however efficiency sensible the brand new Intel Arc A380 is worse than NVIDIA’s lower-end GeForce GTX 1660 sequence GPUs.
Ethereum miners are getting ready for Proof of Stake within the coming weeks, making Ethereum mining on the Intel Arc A380 kinda ineffective. It is good to see the efficiency and whatnot of Intel’s new GPU, however when the DAG measurement for Ethereum is 5127MB, then the VRAM on the Intel Arc A380 turns into a difficulty.
Positive, there’s 6GB of VRAM however the obtainable VRAM for the A380 is 4832MB… this is a matter if the Arc A380 is your main GPU and is busy (VRAM being consumed) operating different issues. If it is dumped right into a miner with different Arc GPUs, the 6GB of VRAM will not be a difficulty… for the subsequent few days not less than.
Ethereum shifts into Proof of Stake someday between September 10 and September 20… so we have solely obtained a number of weeks, however then there’s the truth that crypto miners can transfer over to different currencies like Ethereum Basic (ETC).
There are a number of steps that you are able to do, to allow the automated change you must add the next line into your config “switchToEtc = true” whereas disabling the automated change then you definately’ll want so as to add the next line into your config: “switchToEtc = false”.