EVGA RTX 3060 Ti XCSource: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central

In order to get the most out of your GPU for cryptocurrency mining, it's important to configure the best graphics card you can buy for more efficient operation. While it's possible you can simply install a GPU and let it run some mining software, the best way to go is to lower the power draw without sacrificing hashrate, which is precisely what this guide will showcase with the RTX 3060 Ti.

How to optimize your NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for mining

It's possible to turn your gaming PC into a passive source of income through cryptocurrency mining. The RTX 3060 Ti is a brilliant GPU for the job and while it's possible to leave it running at default settings, we're going to optimize it for higher, more efficient returns.

  1. Download and run MSI Afterburner.
  2. Lower the power limit to 80%.
  3. Hit the apply button.
  4. Start the NiceHash mining process.
  5. Take note of your hashrate (in MH/s) from the miner command line window.
  6. Lower the power limit in Afterburner a further 5%.
  7. Hit the Apply button.
  8. Take note of your hash rate again after 10 minutes.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you notice a drop in the hashrate or hit the minimum power limit allowed.

    MSI AfterburnerSource: Windows Central

  10. Increase the memory clock speed to "+500".
  11. Hit the Apply button.
  12. Increase the memory clock speed by a further 100.
  13. Hit the Apply button.
  14. Repeat steps 12-13 until your encounter system instability.
  15. Reduce core clock speed to "-500".
  16. Hit the Apply button.

With some time spent fine-tuning the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti, it's possible to hit a hashrate of 60MH/s, which is precisely where it should be.

The best value mining GPU

Nvidia Rtx 3060 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti

The "budget" CPU

The most affordable RTX 30-series GPU (so far) rivals the RTX 2080 Super at 1080p and 1440p.

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