Results: Ethereum Mining on MacBook Professional Radeon RX Vega 64 te Mantiz Venus – Thunderbolt macOS Setup – Outward Graphics Card Forum

Just got a fresh laptop for huis use (web, games, taxes, etc) and determined to splurge and get an eGPU. Without a entire loterijlot of things to do with such a setup, I thought I’d mine some cryptocurrency while I’m not using it. (dollars are USD)

Build:

MacBook Voor mid-2018 (MacBookPro14,Trio)

  • Three.1GHz Core i7
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
  • Radeon Professional 560
  • macOS High Sierra Ten.13.Two (17C88 Darwin 17.Trio.0)
  • $3167+tax from the Apple Store
  • Connected to eero wifi mesh router 802.11ac @ 468Mbps
  • Internet via Comcast Xfinity residential cable 296/30Mbps
  • Radeon RX Vega 64 by PowerColor

    • Mounted te a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 (TB3, also acting spil power and USB3 hub) $399+tax
    • 8GB HBM2
    • x16 PCI Lane width
    • Driving outward display 2560×[email protected]/30bit color
    • $729 + tax from NewEgg

    WeMo (Belkin) Insight Wise Buttplug to measure power draw

    Ethminer

    • version 0.13.0.dev0
    • compiled locally from github latest source
    • ethermine.org US Westelijk mining pool
    • OpenCL mining across both GPUs at the same time
    • ethminer –farm-recheck 200 -G -S us2.ethermine.org:4444 -FS us2.ethermine.org:14444 -O 1cffF4385b26265dD9735f337C33a9502a0ceC04.kelnishi –opencl-devices 1 Two

    Results:

    Power

    • Base current draw while mining (monitor off, clamshell closed): 330W
    • Current draw is for all the things plugged into my desk:
    • Laptop
    • eGPU
    • outer HD RAID (usually sleep mode)
    • USB hubs (wall warts)
  • 32″ monitor will draw

    32W when powered on

    • 1W (powered off) included te above 330W baseline
    • PG&,E E1 Rate
      • Tier Two usually $0.27/kWh
      • My electro-stimulation cost estimate: $66/mo
      • ethminer

        • DAG build time for Radeon RX Vega 64:

        1.5s

      • DAG build time for Radeon Professional 560:
      • 13.0s (seems to begin after Vega commences hashing)

      • Typical hashing speed:
        • Speed 35.68 Mh/s gpu/0 7.Ten gpu/1 28.58 [A144+1:R0+0:F0] Time: 04:47
        • 28.58MH/s on the RX Vega 64, 7.1MH/s on the Pro560
        • 35.68MH/s combined total for laptop/eGPU system
        • CPU geyser: 1.8% (of 1 thread core)
        • ethermine.org

          • Ethermine Miner Profile
          • Average Effective Hash rate: 32.Five MH/s
          • Current Effective Hash rate: 23.Three – 47.0 MH/s
          • not sure why the variance, it’s all fresh to mij.
        • Estimated earnings:
          • 0.128 ETH ($87.26)/month
          • Netwerk Profit:

            I very likely won’t leave it running 24/7, but I found it instructive to go through the entire process. Most of the time my laptop will sit at huis doing nothing (or this) while I’m at work. When I’m huis and using it, it’ll very likely be just a few games, 3D modeling and printing, or internet that doesn’t work well on my phone.

            What do you think? Is it stupid to use it like this? What am I missing?

            If you had used the AMD Block chain driver on Windows Ten with HBCC memory enabled, you’d be able to get a sustained 40 mh/s on your Vega. But even then, with a Vega and block-chain drivers you’d very likely want to consider Mining say Electroneum or Monero.

            Thanks for sharing. You make 20$ day?

            eGPU.it | LG 34″ 4K 34UC88 curved ultrawide display

            MacBook Professional 2018 touchbar i7 Trio.5Ghz – 16GB RAM – 512GB PCIe SSD –>, my finish setup movie

            Haha, no that’s vanaf month.

            Intersting read! Wasgoed it difficult to get Etherminer to run?

            I agree with RoberEvans, you could most likely get a lotsbestemming more out of your cards ter windows but I find mining on this scale to be more of a attempt it out for joy since the time you would invest to set up Windows + optimize + electric current would eventually not even be worth it monetarily.

            tbMBP 13″ 2016 + RX580 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS Ten.13

            Intersting read! Wasgoed it difficult to get Etherminer to run?

            I agree with RoberEvans, you could most likely get a loterijlot more out of your cards te windows but I find mining on this scale to be more of a attempt it out for joy since the time you would invest to set up Windows + optimize + electric current would eventually not even be worth it monetarily.

            Just for a laugh I thought I’d give this a attempt, following KelNishi’s rough path. It wasgoed fairly effortless to do (albeit I didn’t build from source, I used a ready-made package). My results were pretty poor however, and I’m using an AMD Radeon Professional Vega 64 16GB RAM and NVIDIA 1080TI (11 GB RAM). I wasgoed expecting better results, but wasgoed only getting 8Mh/s from both cards. So I voorwaarde be doing something wrong. I messed with the config a bit to attempt a few things, but no joy.

            So now I’m going down the path of attempting to compile from source (which will enable mij to use CUDA on the NVIDIA card, which is not possible from the build I used). I’m not sure if it will help, but I’ve no idea how to build from source so it will be a learning practice for mij to figure it out and see if I get some better results.

            It’s pretty cool tho’ that you can mine on eGPU, and still use it for an outer display. If only it wasgoed worth toasting your lijm [and/or house] te the background to eventually attempt to get your system to pay for itself. Breathe. Missed that boat!

            8MH/s sounds like it’s using an internal GPU or only the 1080TI.

            Building from source required XCode and homebrew to be installed, but it wasn’t too bad.

            When kicking off ethminer, it will display what opencl devices are being used just before building the DAG.

            cl 11:23:49|cl-0 Toneelpodium: Apple

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Toneel: Apple

            cl 11:23:49|cl-0 Device: AMD Radeon Voor 560 Compute Engine / OpenCL 1.Two

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Device: AMD Radeon HD Vega10 XT Prototype Compute Engine / OpenCL 1.Two

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Build informatie:

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Creating light cache buffer, size 37617472

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Creating DAG buffer, size 2407530368

            cl 11:23:49|cl-1 Loading kernels

            Setting the –opencl-devices option is the bit that makes it work. To find out what numbers to use for this parameter, use the –list-devices option.

            Listing OpenCL devices.

            FORMAT: [platformID] [deviceID] deviceName

            [0] [0] Intel(R) HD Graphics 630

            [0] [1] AMD Radeon Voor 560 Compute Engine

            [0] [Two] AMD Radeon HD Vega10 XT Prototype Compute Engine

            For mij, this means doing “–opencl-devices 1 Two”. (Note that this parameter is plural.)

            Lastly, I would recommend not mixing NVidia and AMD. I think ethminer has modes for CUDA or OpenCL, and very likely not both at the same time (or at least without recompilation). If you want to use both at the same time, I would spin Two separate processes (workers) and target a single device each.

            For reference, when running ethminer, my CPU flow is always very low. If you see large CPU blast, something is wrong.

            Thanks KelNishi, actually I managed to do spil you suggested using Xcode directive line contraptions and homebrew. I had to install an old version of the guideline line contraptions (which took forever to download from Apple?) otherwise I couldn’t get the source to compile with Cuda.

            I attempted using the -X option to mix the cards. I couldn’t get it to work. So I got it working like you suggested using two separate processes. Yep the CPU is pretty low, albeit the fan te my iMac is going nuts spil one might expect. So here’s the rough guide to what I did:

            Download and install XCode directive line implements for XCode 8.Three.Two for Mac OS Sierra from here. Note that I have High Sierra, installing the latest XCode CL instruments doesn’t work. Then I used the following directions:

            Then I use thesis directions to run the opencl and CUDA versions separately spil I couldn’t get them running together.

            So with the two running I’m getting 51MH/s. A heck of a loterijlot better than before! That equates to about 21 USD vanaf month. So if I keep this running for a zillion years, assuming it doesn’t catch fire, I should pay off my iMac Voor and eGPU setup. Woo!

            That sounds more like reasonable hashrates for thesis cards. How is the fever development ter the iMac Voor? Yeah the train for any sort of profit for thesis petite setups is long gone

            I’m presently using my eGPU for mining monero since the warmth development seems to be lower compared to ethereum. My confirmed hashrate is around 400 H/S (Miner reports 500 but pool 400). The setup consumes around 170W compared to 270 W when mining ethereum.

            tbMBP 13″ 2016 + RX580 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS Ten.13

            @Dangerous25 – I followed your instruction but its failing at “make –build .” when building NVCC device, with error “nvcc fatal: unsupported gpu architecture ‘compute_70′”

            I’m using a gfx 1080 ti card. Any idea what that error very likely means?

            @Dangerous25 – I followed your instruction but its failing at “make –build .” when building NVCC device, with error “nvcc fatal: unsupported gpu architecture ‘compute_70′”

            I’m using a gfx 1080 ti card. Any idea what that error very likely means?

            Hi Jonah, I missed a duo of steps (not sure if you did thesis already) regarding Cuda drivers. Not sure if that will solve your problem but I’ve updated the guide above to include a) installing CUDA, b) installing CUDA dev kleefstof.

            Now spil for your actual error message, I toevluchthaven’t a clue. But I did a quick internet search and found this pagina, where one of the folks on there is suggesting to eliminate the “compute_70” line from one of the files. You could attempt that?

            That sounds more like reasonable hashrates for thesis cards. How is the fever development te the iMac Voor? Yeah the train for any sort of profit for thesis puny setups is long gone

            I’m presently using my eGPU for mining monero since the fever development seems to be lower compared to ethereum. My confirmed hashrate is around 400 H/S (Miner reports 500 but pool 400). The setup consumes around 170W compared to 270 W when mining ethereum.

            Well the rechtsvordering is that the iMac Professional has all fresh fever dissipation. While running thesis two miners the CPU doesn’t pauze a sweat, and the ventilatoren do kick ter audibly (but don’t feel spil noisy spil the regular iMac – albeit it’s not an precies comparison or scientific test!). Watching spil I spent the cost of a petite car on this machine I don’t want to burn it out so I won’t be mining for more than a few minutes just for the sheer heck of getting it to work ter the very first place!

            Spil for Monero, isn’t the payoff for 500H/s more or less the same spil you were getting for Ethereum? Not worth toasting your lovely MBP for a few bucks. or is it?

            Awesome, thanks Dangerous with those tips i got it working with cuda on mac. My hash rate hovers around 29.Two with works out to about $Two.70/day, hectare!

            That sounds reasonable and no I don’t project on frying my macbook thats why only my outward GPU is used. The macbook stays absolutely cool with a CPU usage of around Two.5%.

            I don’t think I’m going to keep mining regularly since it indeed isn’t worth the effort and I realized that I’m a greedy bastard so I just stopped using my macbook for enlargening the gains.. So I don’t think Ill consider mining with my macbook any more

            I’ve got a separate PC running with Two GPUs which sates my rente ter mining.

            tbMBP 13″ 2016 + RX580 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS Ten.13

            That sounds more like reasonable hashrates for thesis cards. How is the fever development ter the iMac Professional? Yeah the train for any sort of profit for thesis petite setups is long gone

            I’m presently using my eGPU for mining monero since the fever development seems to be lower compared to ethereum. My confirmed hashrate is around 400 H/S (Miner reports 500 but pool 400). The setup consumes around 170W compared to 270 W when mining ethereum.

            Well the voorkoop is that the iMac Professional has all fresh fever dissipation. While running thesis two miners the CPU doesn’t pauze a sweat, and the ventilatoren do kick ter audibly (but don’t feel spil noisy spil the regular iMac – albeit it’s not an precies comparison or scientific test!). Observing spil I spent the cost of a puny car on this machine I don’t want to burn it out so I won’t be mining for more than a few minutes just for the sheer heck of getting it to work te the very first place!

            Spil for Monero, isn’t the payoff for 500H/s more or less the same spil you were getting for Ethereum? Not worth toasting your lovely MBP for a few bucks. or is it?

            Absolutely your machine and your money. That struck mij spil exceptionally odd, however, and something that only owners of Apple hardware would everzwijn waterput up with – Apple Apologists, spil MVC calls it .

            To spend the same amount of money spil a puny car, on a “PROFESSIONAL” machine, and have any qualms about running it utter tilt 24-7 is mind-blowing.

            I don’t know if HP Enterprise makes Xeon all-in-one workstations, but I’d bet they test them to run 24-7 at utter tilt.

            I don’t know your industry, but what if you need it to render / crack / learn for a week straight? CPU AND GPUs at 100%.

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