Bitcoin Mining with GPU

This website’s primary focus is all about GPU and CPU mining.

In this article, my aim is to provide you with the best graphics cards for mining in 2022.

How to pick the best GPU for Bitcoin mining

As with any other method, Bitcoin mining with GPU is all about profitability.

And to pick the most profitable GPU for mining, you need to pay attention to three things:

  • GPU mining hash rate(mining speed)
  • power consumption(how much electricity it spends), and
  • GPU price(this one should be self-explanatory)

GPU mining performance is usually measured in hashes per second(H/s) or Soles per second(Sol/s).

However, telling you that an Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB has a hash rate of 24 MHash/s won’t make much sense to you, especially if you’re a beginner.

Furthermore, different coins have different mining difficulties, so mining with the same GPU will yield different amounts of different coins over the same time.

Like that’s not complicated enough, mining the same amount of Bitcoin will give you different profits, depending on how much your GPU is spending power, as well as how much you pay for that power.

And as you already learned- the GPU price must be added to the equation as well.

Graphics cards are usually the most expensive part of the mining rig(or PC), and after all, they are the ones that perform mining.

That’s why picking the right GPUs for your mining operation is essential.

Luckily for you, picking the right GPU for mining in 2022 isn’t as nearly complicated as you may think now.

Gathering the data and showing it in a table can make all the difference:

Newest Update on GPU mining performance(01/04/2022)

Let’s take a look at ROI(return on investment), so we can pick the best GPUs for mining in 2022.

We will calculate ROI as price/earnings so we can see how many days it takes to pay off the GPU before you can start yielding the profit:

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Comparision(current Bitcoin price of $44,906.74)
Sorted by earnings per day at zero electricity cost
GPUGPU Earnings/day(zero electricity cost)GPU Earnings/day($0.05/kWh electricity cost)GPU Earnings/day($0.10/kWh electricity cost)GPU Price(cheapest I found for used or new for newest models)
GeForce RTX 3090$5.08$4.70$4.31$2200
RTX A5000$4.42$4.14$3.87$2760
Radeon VII$4.16$3.92$3.68$1540
GeForce RTX 3080$4.08$3.80$3.53$1170
RTX A4500$3.88$3.68$3.46$3100
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti$3.79$3.45$3.12$1490
GeForce RTX 3080 LHR$3.52$3.22$2.92$1200
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti$3.12$2.87$2.62$930
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti$2.87$2.60$2.33$1050
Radeon RX 6800$2.86$2.68$2.50$1060
Radeon RX 6900 XT$2.86$2.67$2.49$1900
Radeon RX 6800 XT$2.85$2.68$2.50$1350
RTX A4000$2.65$2.49$2.32$1280
GeForce RTX 3070$2.59$2.43$2.27$820
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti$2.58$2.43$2.27$680
GeForce RTX 3070 LHR$2.48$2.27$2.05$900
Radeon RX 5700 XT$2.46$2.31$2.15$700
Radeon RX 5700$2.46$2.31$2.15$700
GeForce RTX 2080$2.41$2.18$1.95$800
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR$2.41$2.19$1.96$680
Radeon RX Vega 64$2.23$2.00$1.77$570
Radeon RX Vega 56$2.19$1.98$1.78$550
Radeon RX 6700 XT$2.15$1.98$1.81$830
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti$2.00$1.76$1.52$550
GeForce RTX 3060 LHR$1.95$1.78$1.61$620
GeForce RTX 3060$1.95$1.78$1.61$560
GeForce RTX 2070$1.89$1.71$1.53$650
Radeon RX 5600 XT$1.81$1.68$1.55$590
RTX A2000 6GB$1.75$1.66$1.56$780
GeForce RTX 2060$1.62$1.46$1.31$440
GeForce GTX 1080$1.54$1.34$1.15$450
Radeon RX 6600 XT$1.46$1.36$1.26$490
Radeon RX 580 8GB$1.36$1.20$1.05$330
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti$1.35$1.19$1.03$245
Radeon RX 480 8GB$1.34$1.17$1.00$320
GeForce GTX 1660 Super$1.32$1.21$1.10$400
GeForce GTX 1070$1.30$1.15$0.99$280
Radeon RX 6600$1.27$1.18$1.10$500
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti$1.27$1.18$1.08$410
Radeon R9 Fury$1.23$0.96$0.70$650
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB$1.16$1.05$0.94$830
GeForce GTX 1660$1.07$0.96$0.85$400
Radeon RX 570 4GB$0.93$0.74$0.55$175
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB$0.93$0.82$0.72$260
Radeon RX 470 4GB$0.89$0.71$0.53$170
Radeon R9 380 4GB$0.64$0.46$0.28$140
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti$0.57$0.48$0.38$175
GPU Mining ROI(current Bitcoin price of $44,906.74)
Sorted by fastest ROI at $0.1/kwh.
GPUGPU ROI(ZERO ELECTRICITY COST)GPU ROI($0.05/KWH ELECTRICITY COST)GPU ROI($0.10/KWH ELECTRICITY COST)
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti181 days206 days238 days
GeForce GTX 1070215 days243 days283 days
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR264 days280 days300 days
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti264 days280 days300 days
Radeon RX Vega 56251 days278 days309 days
Radeon RX 580 8GB243 days275 days314 days
Radeon RX 570 4GB188 days236 days318 days
Radeon RX 480 8GB239 days274 days320 days
Radeon RX 470 4GB191 days239 days321 days
Radeon RX Vega 64256 days285 days322 days
Radeon RX 5700 XT285 days303 days326 days
Radeon RX 5700285 days303 days326 days
GeForce RTX 3080287 days308 days331 days
GeForce RTX 2060272 days301 days336 days
GeForce RTX 3060287 days315 days348 days
GeForce RTX 3060 LHR287 days315 days348 days
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti298 days324 days355 days
GeForce RTX 3070317 days337 days361 days
GeForce GTX 1060 6GB280 days317 days361 days
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti275 days313 days362 days
GeForce GTX 1660 Super303 days331 days364 days
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti323 days347 days380 days
Radeon RX 5600 XT326 days351 days381 days
Radeon RX 6600 XT336 days360 days389 days
GeForce GTX 1080292 days336 days391 days
GeForce RTX 2080332 days367 days410 days
GeForce RTX 3080 LHR341 days373 days411 days
Radeon VII370 days393 days418 days
Radeon RX 6800371 days396 days424 days
GeForce RTX 2070344 days380 days425 days
GeForce RTX 3070 LHR363 days396 days439 days
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti366 days404 days451 days
Radeon RX 6600394 days424 days455 days
Radeon RX 6700 XT386 days419 days459 days
GeForce GTX 1660374 days417 days471 days
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti393 days432 days478 days
Radeon R9 380 4GB219 days304 days500 days
RTX A2000 6GB446 days470 days500 days
GeForce RTX 3090433 days468 days510 days
Radeon RX 6800 XT474 days504 days540 days
RTX A4000483 days514 days552 days
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti175 days542 days684 days
RTX A5000624 days667 days713 days
Radeon RX 6900 XT665 days712 days763 days
Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB716 days790 days883 days
RTX A4500799 days842 days896 days
Radeon R9 Fury528 days677 days929 days

Before proceeding with top choices for 2022, I just want to remind you of something.

The ROI is important only if you are looking to buy the best GPUs for your mining operation.

If you already have them, the best thing you can do is just connect them, get the mining software and start mining.

Since all GPUs are profitable at the moment, putting them into use really makes sense.

But if you are looking at buying some additional GPUs for mining, here are my picks:

Top GPU choices for mining in 2022

The ROI data is implacable.

The earnings winner is definitely GeForce RTX 3090, however, it’s very expensive and thus has an ROI of 433-510 days.

Since the ROI is what defines our profitability, cards with the best ROI will be my top choices.

#1 – GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (ROI: 181  – 238 days)

#2 – GeForce GTX 1070 (ROI: 215- 283 days)

#3 – GeForce RTX 3060 Ti LHR (ROI: 264  – 300 days)

#4 – GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (ROI: 264  – 300 days)

#5 – Radeon RX Vega 56 (ROI: 251  – 309 days)

#6 – Radeon RX 580 8GB (ROI: 243  – 314 days)

#7 – Radeon RX 570 4GB (ROI: 188  – 318 days)

It’s interesting to see that the four most profitable graphics cards are coming from nVidia.

On #5, we have Radeon RX Vega 56, which is coming from AMD and is pretty power intensive. But for the same reason, its price is lower, so it makes it in the top 5 most profitable GPUs for mining in 2022.

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