The beauty of mining cryptocurrency – you can earn even with weak graphics cards and without the academic title of professor. You just need to choose the right coin, which you will mine. There are two ways to choose suitable cryptocurrencies. The first and more obvious is the use of the 2CryptoCalc mining profitability calculator. Everything is simple with it: enter the hashrate of your video card, indicate the appropriate algorithms and get a list of the most profitable for mining coins on your card.
The second option is the choice of cryptocurrency with low mining complexity. The lower this figure, the more likely it is to find a block and get a reward alone. Let’s consider the most obvious option in our opinion.
We start with a budget video card. We take six models in total: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti, GTX 1060 (3 and 6 GB), AMD Radeon RX470, RX480 and RX570.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 ti is the minimum entry barrier to mining. The model has 4 GB of memory, which is not enough for most cryptocurrencies. But this does not mean that you cannot make money with this GPU. For mining we recommend Ravencoin. 26 cents a day or 7.72 dollars a month without taking into account the cost of electricity – is it bad? Enough for ice cream or something else. For example, in a year you will return the full cost of such a card.
The 3GB version of the GTX 1060 can easily handle Bitcoin Gold. By the way, the cryptocurrency works on the Equihash 144.5 algorithm, which is protected from special mining devices – ASIC. This means that video cards are not threatened by a sharp decline in profitability.
GTX 1060 6 GB, also known as 1066, which is more functional. The best option for this video card is definitely Aeternity. AE will give 65 cents a day, or almost $ 20 a month.
With the “red” graphics cards from AMD, everything is simple: you need to dig either Ethereum or Ethereum Classic.
The RX480 differs slightly from the RX470 in a hashrate — that is, in performance. The highest model on the Ethash algorithm yields 29.5 Mh / s. And this is 70 cents a day or $ 21 a month.
The RX570 produces a little less – 27.9 Mh / s. The profit in this connection is also less. Alternatively, try mine Pirl. Although Ethereum and Ethereum Classic – safer.
It seems that there is no more time for computer games – now video cards should earn.