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The GTX 1660 Super in my view is still a great card for beginners to mining and if you can get hold of it for the right price it’s a good starter if your new to mining. As this only requires once power cable into the GPU.
The card features 6 GB of GDDR6 memory, the Turing architecture, and memory speed at 14 Gbps. According to the manufacturer, the GTX 1660 Super outranks its younger brother in performance by 20%. As for the Nvidia GTX 1060 6 GB, there is a 75% advantage. Like other Nvidia graphics cards, the 1660 Super can mine ZCoin, Ethereum, Ravencoin, Beam, and other top cryptocurrencies.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Overclocking for Mining
To maximize hash rate you are probably going to need to configure additional settings. Choose an optimal GPU overclocking value to maximize hash rate and keep energy consumption at an acceptable level. Algorithms may require core overclocking, memory overclocking, or both.
The main overclocking principle is stable work and maximum hash rate at an acceptable energy consumption level. It’s important to remember that each GPU is unique.
If for one it is possible to overclock the core to 2000 MHz, for a similar one you may be able to overclock only to 1900 MHz. Make sure to adjust overclocking settings for each card individually. Find out more: GPU Overclocking on Different Algorithms.
Following that, as you can see its on par with the 1660ti for mining ethereum but looses out on some of the other algorythms. To get to this all I did was set to -1004 for the Hynix memory type.
Next, in this section we will go into some different overclocks:-
GTX 1660 Super Ethereum Mining Overclocks – 32 MH/s
- Power Limit – 60 % in Windows / 75 Watts HiveOS
- Core Clock -1004
- Memory Clock – +1100 Windows / +2200 HiveOS
- Fan Speed – 70% or more/less based on your temps.
GTX 1660 Super Flux Mining Overclocks – 26 Sols:
- Core Voltage (VDD): NA
- Power Limit (%): 60% or 75 (W)
- Core Clock (CClock): -1004
- Memory Clock (MClock): +1100 or 2200
- Fan Speed (%): 70% or more/less based on your temps.
In this next section. You can check out the rest of our mining reviews including hashrates and overclocks:-
Other GPU Options
At this moment in time I would also recommend the 6600xt and 1660ti for beginners – purely based on ease of use and efficiency.
Check out the eth calculator for the latest payback prediction.
GPU Mining Parts List
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