Choice of miners: TOP-10 video cards for mining cryptocurrency in 2021

At the beginning of 2021, interest in mining has grown significantly against the background of the rise in prices for the cryptocurrencies themselves. On February 21, bitcoin updated its historical maximum value at around $ 58.3 thousand, and a week before that, miners broke the 2017 record, earning $ 354.4 million in just seven days, writes RBC Crypto.

The growth in demand for mining equipment is also confirmed by the Avito announcement service. In February, the demand for video cards for mining in the country increased by an average of 2.6 times, and they became interested in ready-made mining farms 3.8 times more often than a year earlier. The number of advertisements for the sale of ready-made mining farms has also increased by 65%.

But despite the sharp increase in interest in video cards, the offer to sell them increased by only 18%. Analysts have compiled a rating of the popularity of video cards for mining.

Geforce GTX 1060

The most popular graphics card is the Geforce GTX 1060, which has recently been discontinued.

Geforce GTX 1060

Miners consider it a good option for building a mining farm due to its relatively low cost and low power consumption. In February, interest in the GTX 1060 grew 3.8 times, and the price increased by 75% over the previous year. Now Geforce GTX 1060 can be bought for 14 thousand rubles. The number of ads for the sale of a video card has grown by 70%.

Geforce GTX 1070

Interest in the Geforce GTX 1070 line jumped 3.9x last month. The price of a video card is on average 30 thousand rubles, which is twice as much as last year. The number of advertisements for the sale of the Geforce GTX 1070, as well as its more efficient modification 1070 Ti, has also doubled.

Radeon RX 570

The third most popular is AMD’s Radeon RX 570 graphics card, which is used to mine Ethereum. The interest in it in February increased by 5.2 times. It is sold for an average of 15 thousand rubles. (a year earlier – 6.5 thousand rubles). The number of new announcements for the sale of Radeon RX 570 in the current year has grown by 2.8 times.

Radeon RX 580

Another graphics card from AMD for Ethereum mining took the fourth place – Radeon RX 580. Interest in the chip increased 5.4 times by February 2020, the cost increased 2.4 times. Now the average price of the Radeon RX 580 is 19.7 thousand rubles. Video cards are being sold 2.6 times more often.

Geforce GTX 1080

Like its predecessor, the GTX 1080 lineup featured two options: 1080 and 1080 Ti. In the announcements for their sale, it is noted that the chips are very hot, but this did not stop the demand for them from increasing 3.8 times. The average cost of a video card is 42 thousand rubles, which is 83% more expensive than in February last year.

Radeon RX 470

The sixth place was taken by the video card from AMD Radeon RX 470, the demand for which jumped 4.9 times compared to last year. The number of offers for sale has grown 2.2 times. You can buy RX 470 for 9 thousand rubles. This is 64% more expensive than last year.

Geforce GTX 1050

Although the Geforce GTX 1050 has become obsolete and has been discontinued, interest in it has grown 4.6 times over the past month, and its cost has increased by 64% to 9 thousand rubles. In February, the number of ads for the sale of a video card increased by 94%.

Geforce RTX 2060

Eighth place was taken by the Geforce RTX 2060 video card, which went on sale in early 2019. In February, the interest in it among users increased 9.2 times. The price of the chip has increased by 2.3 times and is 45 thousand rubles.

Radeon RX 470

The Radeon RX 470 graphics card went on sale in mid-2016. Nevertheless, the interest of miners in it does not subside. In February, demand for it increased 3.2 times, but the number of new announcements for the sale of Radeon RX 470 increased by only 9%. The chip has risen in price by 76% to 12.9 thousand rubles.

Geforce GTX 960

Geforce GTX 960, which went on sale back in 2015, closes the top ten. In the last month, interest in the video card has grown by 78%, while the number of advertisements for its sale has decreased by 28%. The average cost of a chip is 7.5 thousand rubles, growth over the year – 50%.

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