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Cryptocurrency Mining GPU Selector

Maximize your mining profitability. Simply enter your graphics card budget and maximum number of graphics cards and then select "Run." It will show you the type and number of graphics cards that you should use to mine each hash algorithm with maximum profitability.

The maximum number of video cards (GPUs) can be spread over more than one system or motherboard. For example, if you have two motherboards capable of supporting 6 graphics cards each, then you would enter 12 as your maximum number of graphics cards. This of course assumes that you are willing to operate more than mining rig at the same time.

If you want to see a list of video cards of an optimal card type, just select a row in the results. It will direct you to the relevant section of our GPU Guide.

You can select "Show Profitability" to see the most profitable cryptocurrencies for your setup. This will automatically open the Whattomine calculator in a separate browser tab and create a tab within the Whattomine calculator showing your selected budget and maximum number of cards.

Note that the settings within the Whattomine calculator are overridden, so for example the card quantities at the top of the page will all read "0" and no card will appear to be activated. This is normal. However, you can tweak the other settings such as hashrate, power, energy cost, etc. and re-run the Whattomine calculator to see the profitability with those new settings. Also, coins corresponding to certain algorithms can be excluded from the results by clicking on the blue button for the algorithm that you want to exclude and re-running the Whattomine calculator.

Results - $ budget - max cards

Select a card type below to see a list of video cards to purchase.

Hash AlgorithmOptimal CardNumber of Cards
Blake (2b)
Blake (14r)

Case studies

The information below shows how bad recommendations can hurt you - both in terms of lost profit and upfront cost. Don’t guess or blindly follow advice. Use the Mining GPU Selector!

Example #1
SourceYoutube: Best Bang 4 Buck Mining Rig - How To Build 12x Card 1060 ETH GPU Miner
CC MinedEthereum (Ether)
Hash AlgorithmEthash
Est. Budget$2,880
Est. Max Cards12
Cards Used12 x 1060
Optimal Cards12 x 580
Lost Profit ($/year)$2,997
Excess Upfront Cost$240
Total Lost in First Year$3,237
Example #2
SourceSteemit: How to mine Zcash with 13 GPU mining rig!
CC MinedZcash
Hash AlgorithmEquihash
Est. Budget$5,850
Est. Max Cards13
Cards Used13 x 1070
Optimal Cards11 x 1080
Lost Profit ($/year)$1,279
Excess Upfront Cost$361
Total Lost in First Year$1,640

The above information is based on current street prices of the video cards and profitability data from the Whattomine calculator accessed on December 26, 2017. It will change over time.

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