NiceHash Earnings + Mac Pro 28-Core + AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (Windows Boot Camp)

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NiceHash Earnings + Mac Pro 28-Core + AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (Windows Boot Camp)

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AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32GB x2
Miner: SRBminer
Average Hash Rate: ~159 Mh/s


2.5GHz 28‑core (56 Virtual Cores) Intel Xeon W-3275M Turbo Boost 4.4GHz
Miner: XMRig 6.8.1
Average Hash Rate: ~12000 H/s

Earnings vary by conversion rate and the ever-so changing volatile value of crypto like Bitcoin.
Average Daily Earnings: $22
Average Monthly Earnings: $660
Average Wall Wattage (Mac Pro System, see below): 680 - 740 Watts



Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Nicehash Hashrates Xmrig Cpu Mining
Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Nicehash Hashrates Xmrig Cpu Mining (189.86 KiB) Viewed 2774 times

Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Amd Radeon Pro Vega Ii Duo 64gb Vram Nicehash Gpu Hashrate Ethahsh Srbminer Multi Gpu Algo Devices
Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Amd Radeon Pro Vega Ii Duo 64gb Vram Nicehash Gpu Hashrate Ethahsh Srbminer Multi Gpu Algo Devices (68.9 KiB) Viewed 2774 times

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Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Amd Radeon Pro Vega Ii Duo 64gb Vram Nicehash Gpu All Benchmarks Highest Hashrates 2
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Mac Pro Late 2019 28 Core Amd Radeon Pro Vega Ii Duo 64gb Vram Nicehash Gpu Daily Earnings 2x Gpu And Cpu 2 (47.11 KiB) Viewed 2774 times


Mac Pro Crypto Mining Amd Vega Pro Ii Duo Wattage


Mac Pro (Late 2019) (MacPro7,1)
macOS Catalina 10.15.6
2.5GHz 28‑core (56 Virtual Cores) Intel Xeon W-3275M Turbo Boost 4.4GHz
32GB (4x8GB) 2933 MHz of DDR4 ECC memory
2TB SSD storage
AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory
-BIOS Version: 016.004.000.045
-Bandwidth Cache Size: 32752 MB
-High Bandwidth Cache Type: HBM2
-High Bandwidth Cache Clock Rate: 1000 MHz
-Core Clock: 1731 MHz
-High Bandwith Cache Bandwidth: 1024 GByte/s
-Memory Bit Rate: 2.00 Gbps
BIOS: 1554.80.3.0

WINDOWS 10 Boot Camp:
Windows 10: Windows 10 Home Single 64-Bit 10.0 Build 19042. Version 20H2
OS Build: 19042.804
Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0
Boot Camp Version: 6.1.7675

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo Windows Boot Camp Info:
Radeon Pro Software Version: 19.40.01.48
Radeon Pro Settings Version: 2020.0220.1701.30630
Driver Packaging Version: 19.40.01.48-200220a-352141C
Provider: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version: 8.1.1.1634
Direct3D® Version: 9.14.10.01426
OpenGL® Version 26.20.11000.13587
AMD Audio Driver Version: 10.0.1.12
Vulkan™ Driver Version: 2.0.116
Vulkan™ API Version: 1.1.125
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Re: NiceHash Earnings + Mac Pro 28-Core + AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (Windows Boot Camp)

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Hi!

Please clear things up ad NiceHash reports 2 GPUS:

Do you use a single AMD Radeon Pro Vega Duo ? Meaning a single GPU with double processing units and I assume that is why NiceHash and Windows reports 2 GPUs?

If yes, if you had 2 x AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duos, would it report 4 GPUs and make the Mac Pro mine Ethash at roughly 300Mh/s?
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0x3141592 wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:51 am Hi!

Please clear things up ad NiceHash reports 2 GPUS:

Do you use a single AMD Radeon Pro Vega Duo ? Meaning a single GPU with double processing units and I assume that is why NiceHash and Windows reports 2 GPUs?

If yes, if you had 2 x AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duos, would it report 4 GPUs and make the Mac Pro mine Ethash at roughly 300Mh/s?
The AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo with 2x32GB of HBM2 memory is 1 card with 2x GPU's.

Yes to your question - but then you're in the hole 10k.
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Those are impressive results! Do you mind commenting on whether your results have been consistent since your last post? Also, what are your thoughts on the future of mining (will this Mac Pro setup still be profitable overall)?
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TexBamMan wrote: Sat May 29, 2021 10:08 pm Those are impressive results! Do you mind commenting on whether your results have been consistent since your last post? Also, what are your thoughts on the future of mining (will this Mac Pro setup still be profitable overall)?
All I'll say is wait for the new Mac Pro's and Mac Mini's (ARM). There is MUCH more potential in those GPU's and CPU's from what I am hearing! When they get released, I promise you we will demo the most powerful setup money can buy from Apple's site. Stay tuned!
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Hi, happy to have stumbled on this forum specialized in mining with Mac!
I have a Mac Pro / 16 core / AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo 32 Go / 96 go RAM
I’ve been trying to find out how to mine ETH using my GPU, but I’m not sure to quite understand how from this post…

Since yesterday I’ve been starting to mine ADA using xmrig but it's only using CPU..
I’d like to take advantage of my graphic card. Can I do it with Mac OS or do I need to use Bootcamp?
I’d love some guidance on how to set this up, it’s impossible to find anything for Mac online
Thanks!
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val3rie wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:08 pm Hi, happy to have stumbled on this forum specialized in mining with Mac!
I have a Mac Pro / 16 core / AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo 32 Go / 96 go RAM
I’ve been trying to find out how to mine ETH using my GPU, but I’m not sure to quite understand how from this post…

Since yesterday I’ve been starting to mine ADA using xmrig but it's only using CPU..
I’d like to take advantage of my graphic card. Can I do it with Mac OS or do I need to use Bootcamp?
I’d love some guidance on how to set this up, it’s impossible to find anything for Mac online
Thanks!
Hi and welcome. Yes, we have a a guide to installing and using ethminer on Mac. Check here viewforum.php?f=4
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I'm pretty sure you'd have to use BootCamp/Windows.

And, yes, those are impressive results if you have one. I'm not sure buying one would pay off (for mining), though at the peak I had calculated (if I did it correctly) that one could be paid off in a couple of years. But, that assumed the crypto-market remained like it was for a bit there, which it hasn't.

But, I agree with the advice to wait (at this point). We'll need some Metal mining software, but the potential in terms of CPU/GPU power, especially considering the power used, is quite incredible in the new Apple Silicon machines (based on what we're seeing with the M1, scaled). I've read elsewhere that on-paper, the rumored 64-core GPU (which we might see in the 'pro' mini/MBP, let alone what they might eventually do in a Mac Pro) will be roughly equivalent or better than a Nvidia 3090.

But, again, all this won't matter if someone doesn't create some Metal optimized mining software (or Metal-optimized software in general, for doing other things).
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