> It's crazy how important power consumption has become for GPUs in the last couple
> of years. Back in the late 2000's all the way to around 2012, it wasn't something
> anyone really talked about, but when Kepler was released and the efficiency was a
> leap over anything else on the market, it was the talk of the town.
I know, right? Like, the first time I learned that GPUs had TWO 6/8-pin PCIe power connectors on them because they needed more power than the port (or even ONE PCIe connector) could supply, I was like "What the heck!??"
I really had no idea until I got a bit into coin mining. To be honest, I don't game on my PC, so had no idea about GPU power until very recently.
Plus, what I'm doing is still nothing! I'm complaining about having to use two circuits while other miners are adding another 220v circuit so that they can power another 20 GPUs! DOH!
> It's a shame
> NVIDIA cards' compute performance isn't in the same league as AMD's (yet despite
> that it's nigh-impossible to find a fairly priced GTX 1060 in-stock anywhere anymore).
Yeah -- the 1060s and 1070s kind hit that sweet spot for miners. I don't have any of them, but I get why they are being bought up.
> I'm running my ITX system with an 8-core, 16-thread, overclocked CPU and the fastest
> consumer GPU money can buy, and it's sitting comfortable on a 600 watt SFX PSU (have
> you seen an SFX PSU? They're adorable! They fit in the palm of your hand).
Haven't seen one. I am liking the "modular" ones though -- so you don't have to have empty hanging cables that you don't need.