ProgPoW is a brand new algorithm that was proposed to interchange Ethash and subsequently make Ethereum ASIC-resistant. The concept is being debated since August 2018 and apparently, we’re coming to the purpose after we as a group must make the ultimate resolution – do we would like ProgPoW to be applied or not?

The concept was additionally mentioned throughout January Four ETH Core devs assembly and it appears that almost all of the group and the builders group members are leaning in direction of the adoption of this new algorithm.

On this publish, I’ll briefly go over what ProgPoW is after which will tackle the criticism this concept is being receiving. Once more, as a group, it’s our responsibility to pay attention to what’s going on and to actively both assist or oppose this new proposal.

If you’re already accustomed to ProgPoW, you’ll be able to leap on to any of the next criticisms:

What’s ProgPoW

ProgPoW is a modification of the Ethash algorithm that’s particularly tailor-made to be mined with GPUs. However isn’t Ethash a GPU-friendly algorithm? Apparently, it’s not. The issue with Ethash is that the GPU that mines can’t use all of its assets. In keeping with the developers of ProgPoW, “The SM’s […] eat many of the GPU’s die space. They run at lower than 30% utilization.”

ProgPoW is designed to convey these 30% all the way in which as much as 90%, permitting GPUs to unleash their virtually full potential when mining. Although ProgPoW is a modified model of Ethash, the variations between the 2 algorithms are fairly refined and they don’t compromise safety in any manner.

Why does ProgPoW exist?

Most of the Ethereum group members aren’t proud of the way in which ASICs are taking over Ethereum. Hell, even traders begin to flip their faces away from Ethereum now that it may be mineable by ASICs, in response to Business Insider.

For now, Ethereum ASICs aren’t that highly effective, nevertheless they may grow to be fairly beefy, fairly quickly. All an ASIC must mine Ethash is quite a lot of reminiscence bandwidth with a small compute core. Linzhi announced that they’re creating a brand new miner that may outperform (greater than 7x efficiency at 1/eighth of the ability utilization) all present Ethereum ASICs and I’m positive that others (particularly Bitmain and Innosilicon) aren’t far behind both.

ProgPoW was designed to forestall ASICs from taking on Ethereum mining hashrate. If Ethereum will swap from Ethash to ProgPoW, it’ll grow to be just about ASIC-resistant, although not on a standard manner.

What I imply is that by being totally optimized to mine ProgPow, GPUs grow to be higher at it than any present or future ASICs. In different phrases, whereas it’s potential to develop and ASIC for ProgPoW, it’s just about inconceivable (at the least on paper) to make it considerably extra environment friendly than a GPU.. And since GPUs are extra accessible and extra versatile, folks will extra seemingly follow their GPUs when mining Ethereum, even with ASICs being obtainable.

In addition to, due to the construction of ProgPoW, GPU overclocking is not essential. You’ll be able to examine the way it works here. GPU underclocking is feasible and I’m sharing my benchmarks down beneath.

Will ProgPoW Be Incompatible with Present Ethash ASICs?

ProgPoW is incompatible with existing ASICs for Ethash. Although ProgPoW is similar to Ethash in some ways, any ASIC producer should have a very totally different method if they’ll ever need to design an ASIC for this new algorithtm.

One of many causes is that ProgPoW provides a sequence of random math directions and random cache reads to make a a lot bigger combine state. The larger is the combo state and the extra random, the tougher it’s to construct fastened operate {hardware}. Whereas undoubtedly not inconceivable, it’ll take much more effort to make an ASIC for ProgPoW. And most significantly, these new ASICs should have a construction similar to a GPU, with related manufacturing prices and efficiency.

Concerning FPGAs, ProgPoW ought to be capable to be immune to these too. Not like ASICs, FPGAs will be reprogrammed to mine nearly any algorithm, nevertheless altering the bitstream takes time and for the reason that algorithm change shall be taking place each 50 blocks (each 12 minutes), utilizing an FPGA to mine ProgPoW ought to end result fairly problematic and and inefficient, and even inconceivable (particularly after specs 0.9.Three and on).

ProgPoW Staff

Firstly, no person from the Ethereum core group is formally concerned on this undertaking. ProgPoW is a group initiative and as such, it has its personal activists.

One in every of ProgPoW most energetic groups is IfDefElse on Github. Their group allegedly consists of three folks, two of which resolve to maintain their identities secret. In addition to their exercise on github, their position is to seek out or rent an exterior auditor for ProgPoW.

The third and solely recognized IfDefElse member is Kristy-Leigh Minehan. Going underneath the nickname “Miss If”, Kristy-Leigh Minehan is the chief know-how officer of Core Scientific, founding father of the Mineority Group and in addition ex Genesis Mining. She can also be recognized for taking part within the creation the well-known ETHlargement tool that will increase Ethereum mining efficiency on sure GPUs.

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The Critics

For lots of people, the concept of bringing Ethereum again to GPU miners appears fairly engaging. Actually, not solely GPU rig house owners like that concept – apparently, traders appear to affiliate ASICs with mining centralization, whereas GPU mining permits anybody with a pc to assist the community to remain decentralized. ASICs are costly and fewer folks spend money on them, whereas GPUs are well-liked and utilized by frequent people.

Ethereum Cat Herders, the group assigned to judge/audit ProgPoW by ETH Core Devs, made a poll on twitter to see whether or not the crypto group helps the concept. Whereas the outcomes are in favor of ProgPoW, I’ll not take that ballot into consideration, just because Twitter polls will be simply manipulated.

As an alternative, I’ll attempt to discover a number of the commonest considerations folks publish within the feedback and focus on on the boards relating to this new algorithm and the way in which it’d have an effect on Ethereum.

Critique #1. ProgPoW is a “entrance” for Nvidia and AMD pursuits as a result of Kristy-Leigh Minehan has ties to them.

In keeping with her personal phrases, Kristy-Leigh Minehan has shut ties with the 2 GPU producers. She additionally brazenly acknowledged that each firms reviewed the code of this new algorithm. It might make sense to suppose that she began to steer the event of this undertaking sponsored by Nvidia and AMD.

Mining had an awesome influence on each GPU producers. Simply have a look a 12 months again when the worth for mining-capable GPUs was about to achieve the celebrities. Players have been mad at miners for a motive – neither GPU producer may satiate the demand for GPUs. Again in 2017, Ethereum was once one of many important cash to mine on a GPU, largely as a result of Ethereum is massive, well-liked and it’s manner simpler to promote your mined ETH.

It might make sense to suppose that now that GPU mining is slowing down, so are Nvidia and AMD gross sales, which is why they’ve deliberate to convey Ethereum mining again.

Personally, I discover this critique fairly affordable. Nonetheless, I don’t thoughts Ms. Minehan being sponsored so long as the results of her work will profit the community. In spite of everything, we miners don’t assist the community at no cost both. So my important query is: will ProgPoW profit Ethereum? Some folks assume it received’t and right here is why:

Critique #2. ProgPoW will power ASIC producers to maintain their specialised {hardware} secret.

Merely put, if the group will conform to declare struggle on ASICs, ASIC producers should formally declare that they gave up on creating miners for Ethereum. As a result of in the event that they announce that they discovered a technique to make an extremely environment friendly ASIC for ProgPow, Ethereum devs may make one other change to the algorithm to kill these new ASICs. It occurred with different cash (such as Monero) so it’d occur with Ethereum too.

As we all know, ASIC producers make a residing by mining with the ASICs they manufacture. Some giants go so far as utilizing the ASICs they make to mine on their farms for few months earlier than promoting them (which spawned quite a lot of critique and controversy). Others brazenly hold many of the ASICs they make to themselves.

Mining centralization is likely one of the greatest fears of any crypto. Mining centralization defeats the primary objective of the cryptocurrency, making it nugatory.

Now, if a coin is brazenly ASIC-friendly, does that hold it from being centralized by one firm? Probably not.

A superb instance is the latest SIA Coin incident. Initially, SIA Coin was designed to be ASIC-friendly, which motivated massive producers to develop and launch their miners. Innosilicon was the one to win the race by creating the SIAMaster. The miner was so environment friendly and worthwhile that the corporate determined to not promote it to the general public and hold the models of their farms as an alternative (they offered just a few batches however that’s about it). This allowed Innosilicon to shortly take the lead and come clean with 43% of the SIA community hashrate, which was then stopped by a tough fork.

My take away from this case (amongst others) is that simply because a coin is brazenly ASIC-friendly it doesn’t imply that everybody will play honest.

Will ASIC producers attempt to make ASICs for the brand new ProgPoW algorithm? Undoubtedly, sure. Will they hold these models secret? After all. Do they already try this with Ethash? Very seemingly.

The case with Innosilicon and SIA exhibits us that’s an ASIC producer desires to play soiled and put their very own revenue on the expense of decentralization, they’ll do it it doesn’t matter what.

Notice that I’m not hating on Innosilicon or on another ASIC producers. Enterprise is enterprise. Nonetheless, I conclude that preserving an algorithm brazenly ASIC-friendly doesn’t reserve it from being abused by giants. Again within the day, Innosilicon wasn’t bragging to the general public that they owned the lion’s share of SIA community hashrate. It took some work and analysis for folks to comprehend what’s up and ring the bell.

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Critique #3. ProgPoW is a distraction from POS.

Ethereum 2.Zero has been WIP for a very long time now and each time a brand new replace is delayed, folks get much more impatient to see the POS implementation. Ethereum devs face quite a lot of challenges and so they have fairly massive to-do lists, so why make them even bigger by requesting the ProgPoW change?

Whereas this level appears legitimate, it’s good to do not forget that builders engaged on implementing ProgPOW aren’t the identical builders engaged on ETH 2.0.

Who’re they? We don’t actually know, although they may as nicely be a number of the individuals who work on Parity or Geth. Each tasks already spent fairly a little bit of time to implement ProgPOW of their shoppers: https://github.com/paritytech/parity-ethereum/pull/9762. Open Ethereum Pool (open-source mining pool) additionally joined the occasion and is now supporting the ProgPoW algo.

Furthermore, ProgPOW testnet is already dwell and as Alison Berreman from Ethnews pointed out, “Ethereum developments are infamous for arriving later than anticipated, however the quick timeline means that considerations that ProgPoW is a distraction could also be considerably hole – and that point for debate has ended.”

If it was a distraction, it in all probability not is and regardless of whether or not we’ll agree or to not implement ProgPoW, this won’t have an effect on the event of Ethereum 2.0. Or at the least not as a lot as some folks counsel it’ll.

Critique #4. ProgPoW solely exists to present GPU Miners some kind of privilege on the expense of ASIC house owners.

Principally, why even bothering with the fork if its solely objective is to favor a sure group inside the mining group?

As a decentralized cryptocurrency, Ethereum mustn’t take any sides, I completely assist that. Making such massive modifications simply to please the GPU mining group just isn’t the way in which to go.

Nonetheless, there’s additionally one undeniable fact that most individuals appear to disregard. Within the unique whitepaper, Ethereum was designed to be an ASIC-resistant, GPU-mineable coin, which is why it was primarily based on Ethash.

It’s not about favoring a sure group of individuals, it’s extra about staying true to the unique plan, the unique idea of what Ethereum is. Right here’s one other attention-grabbing reality.

Again within the day when Bitmain introduced their first Ethash ASIC and the group began to debate methods to forestall that, Vitalik Buterin’s reply was “we won’t give attention to making Ethereum ASIC-resistant as a result of we shall be switching to POS quickly anyway and we actually don’t have time to separate our efforts and work on altering our PoW algo.

That was mentioned… some time in the past, Ethereum 2.Zero was delayed few instances since then and we’ll in all probability nonetheless have PoW for a bit (some estimate for 2-Three years to any extent further). In addition to, as we mentioned in Critique #3, ProgPoW is already right here, virtually able to be applied. It was developed by an impartial group, so it’s not likely a distraction now.

Critique #5. Why killing ASICs in the event that they make the community safer?

We now have Ethereum Traditional for instance – it wasn’t wanted quite a lot of hashpower to efficiently assault the community.

Whereas this level is completely legitimate, right here is the catch. The upper the community hashrate is, the dearer (and fewer seemingly) it turns into for a hostile power to carry out a 51% assault on it.

Ethereum’s community hashrate is about 300x instances increased than ETC’s. And paradoxically, it’d get even greater as soon as ASICs are banned (as we are able to see in 2018 when Ethereum GPU mining was flourishing).

The Chinese language big Linzhi, amongst others, is actively creating a extra highly effective ASIC to mine Ethash. They’ve spent $4 million dollars to date and if all goes as anticipated, the brand new mannequin can doubtlessly revolutionize Ethereum mining – in response to the phrases of the corporate spokesman anyway.

Now, how highly effective these new models shall be? And what different firms are engaged on a brand new ASIC design for Ethash? What if an organization will give you such a strong ASIC that may permit the producer to shortly take over the lion’s share of the community hashrate? I imply, it occurred earlier than with different cash reminiscent of SIA (which isn’t a small coin), so it may, in idea, occur to Ethereum too. And let’s not overlook that Ethereum is a manner juicier goal than SIA.

My takeaway from that is: on one hand, ASICs can doubtlessly improve the safety of a coin, however this largely works if the coin is sufficiently small (like ETC). Nonetheless, ASICs will be additionally doubtlessly harmful to a coin that’s within the technique of transitioning from GPU to ASIC mining. Yeah, Ethereum ASICs are nonetheless of their child state and aren’t that highly effective in comparison with GPUs, nevertheless this may change fairly quickly.

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Critique #6. ProgPoW may trigger pointless laborious forks.

Onerous forks are unhealthy just because they shard the group. Over the previous month, a fairly large share of the group invested into Ethereum ASICs. Ethereum ASICs supply a manner higher worth for the cash than typical GPUs, which makes them fairly engaging.

ProgPoW will make these ASICs incompatible with Ethereum, which can certainly trigger quite a lot of complaints and anger. Comparable circumstances occurred to different cash that determined to ditch ASICs – as soon as Monero laborious forked to brick Monero ASICs, a tough fork known as Monero Traditional was created. Identical factor occurred to SIA – Bitmain and Innosilicon ASIC house owners went on to create SIA Traditional.

It’s not wholesome for a group to separate like that, which is an argument folks use towards ProgPoW.

Whereas their level is totally legitimate, let’s additionally not overlook concerning the upcoming Ethereum 2.Zero laborious fork. There’s a totally different viewpoint which I can’t disagree with both.

Principally, regardless that the Ethereum mining group may cut up with the introduction of ProgPoW, it’d make issues much less painful in the long term.

You see, as soon as Ethereum turns into POS, not one of the present ASICs will be capable to mine it. Yeah, there are certainly different cash primarily based on the Ethash algorithm, nevertheless they aren’t as massive or as worthwhile as Ethereum.

If ProgPoW won’t occur, these individuals who invested their cash on Ethash ASICs should mine one thing else as soon as Ethereum 2.Zero is launched. We’re speaking about a whole lot of 1000’s ASICs that may want an software. Which means that 1000’s of individuals will cease mining Ethereum and can both fork Ethereum or go mine a unique present coin.

Now if ProgPoW will convey GPU mining again to Ethereum, the day of the fork shall be manner much less painful for the mining group. Folks will merely swap their GPUs to mine one thing else (like Grin or Ravencoin), or perhaps even lend their GPU farms to Golem, who is aware of.

Critique #7. ProgPoW Will Not Cease ASICs

Some persons are involved that ProgPoW will nonetheless be mineable with ASICs. Bitmain, amongst others, is thought for breaking into so-called “ASIC-resistant” algos – they did it many instances (Sprint, Ethereum, and so forth) and they’re going to definitely hold doing that so long as it’s worthwhile.

Reality is, it’s certainly potential to create ASICs for ProgPoW and its builders are the primary ones to aknowledge that. So what’s the catch?

In keeping with the official technical specifications, the brand new algorithm is tailor-made to be essentially the most effectively mineable by GPUs. Whereas an ASIC will be made to mine it, “This specialised ASIC would look suspiciously just like present commodity GPUs. It might solely be marginally smaller and would have related energy efficiency.”

Principally, ProgPoW is tailor-made to be mined by GPUs and any gadget that wishes to mine it effectively must be just about a GPU. Bitmain and others can manufacture GPUs certainly, nevertheless then they’d be competing with Nvidia and AMD, which signifies that they’d not have such an unfair benefit over frequent people such as you and I.

How A lot Will ProgPoW Profit GPU Mining?

GPU mining is and shall be alive with or with out ProgPoW – there are a lot ASIC-resistant cash to mine and Ethereum isn’t as dear because it was once in early 2018, which suggests it’s not as worthwhile to mine.

Let’s additionally not overlook concerning the Three to 2 ETH per block reward lower within the upcoming Constantinople Fork. Ethereum is steadily transferring to POS and it’ll get there ultimately, leaving each ASIC and GPU mining behind within the course of.

Will ProgPoW make Ethereum the GPU miner fest it was once? I doubt it, until Ethereum costs will skyrocket as soon as once more. However will they?

In keeping with Coinswitch, the Constantinople Fork may make traders belief Ethereum somewhat bit extra, which can positively have an effect on the market.

One other issue that would doubtlessly have an effect on positively the worth of the coin is the ban of ASICs. Quoting Business Insider, the announcement of the primary ASIC for Ethereum made traders weaken religion within the crypto. Getting Ethereum from ASIC-friendly again to ASIC-reistant may or may not make extra folks make investments into the coin.

Why the Decrease Hashrates?

As you’ll discover within the benchmarks beneath, the mining hashrate of ProgPoW is avour 50% decrease than that of Ethash. A GPU that hashes 20Mh/s on Ethash will hash round 11 Mh/s on ProgPoW. The reason being easy – ProgPoW is a unique algorithm, which is why the hashrate is measured in another way too. By switching to ProgPoW, your GPU won’t mine slower and you’ll not earn much less ETH. It’s simply the community hashrate numbers will change each for GPU and ASICs, that’s all.

Testing ProgPoW

Because the testnet is dwell, I’ve determined to check the brand new algorithm myself. In keeping with the builders, ProgPoW ought to work equally nicely with each AMD and Nvidia playing cards. Actually, within the official presentation, Krity-Leigh Minehan talked about that one in all their important goals was to keep away from giving a bonus to both producer.

Nvidia GPUs ProgPow Hashrate Benchmarks

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Drivers: 419.17

Miner Used: https://github.com/minerideseama/Ethereum-ProgPow-test/releases

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Compiled model: ethminer 0.18.0-alpha.3+commit.260c47d2
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  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 34.55 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 260w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500; Hashrate 35.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 260w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 26.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 25.65 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 23.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 22.95 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w


  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 20.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 19.60 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
  • TDP 55% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 15.15 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 145w
  • TDP 55% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 16.25 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
  • TDP 50% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.95 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w
  • TDP 50% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 13.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w
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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 35.50 Mh/s 260w 0.1365 mh/s per watt
70% +0/+0 26.10 Mh/s 180w 0.1450 mh/s per watt
65% +0/+0 23.50 Mh/s 170w 0.1382 mh/s per watt
60% +0/+0 20.10 Mh/s 155w 0.1296 mh/s per watt
55% +100/+500 16.25 Mh/s 140w 0.1160 mh/s per watt
50% +0/+0 13.95 Mh/s 130w 0.1073 mh/s per watt
RTX 2080 ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 25.75 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 275w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 24.85 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 205w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 25.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 205w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 24.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 190w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 24.60 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 190w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 23.15 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 23.70 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w


  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 21.85 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 165w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 22.65 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 165w
  • TDP 55% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 20.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 55% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 21.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 50% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 18.85 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
  • TDP 50% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +0/+0 25.75 Mh/s 275w 0.0936 mh/s per watt
75% +100/+500 25.10 Mh/s 205w 0.1224 mh/s per watt
70% +100/+500 24.60 Mh/s 190w 0.1294 mh/s per watt
65% +100/+500 23.70 Mh/s 180w 0.1316 mh/s per watt
60% +0/+0 21.85 Mh/s 165w 0.1324 mh/s per watt
55% +100/+500 21.50 Mh/s 150w 0.1433 mh/s per watt
50% +0/+0 18.85 Mh/s 140w 0.1346 mh/s per watt
RTX 2070 ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 20.85 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 215w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 21.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 215w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 19.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 185w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 20.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 185w
  • TDP 80% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 18.95 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w
  • TDP 80% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 19.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 175w


  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 18.25 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.75 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 17.45 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 16.60 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 17.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 21.50 Mh/s 215w 0.1000 mh/s per watt
85% +100/+500 20.00 Mh/s 185w 0.1081 mh/s per watt
80% +100/+500 19.50 Mh/s 175w 0.1114 mh/s per watt
75% +100/+500 18.75 Mh/s 160w 0.1171 mh/s per watt
70% +100/+500 18.00 Mh/s 150w 0.1200 mh/s per watt
65% +100/+500 17.10 Mh/s 140w 0.1221 mh/s per watt
RTX 2060 ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 18.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 190w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.60 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 190w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 17.71 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 90% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 17.44 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w
  • TDP 90% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 18.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 17.14 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 17.67 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w


  • TDP 80% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 16.72 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
  • TDP 80% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 17.28 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 16.33 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 145w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 16.78 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 15.84 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 16.32 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 15.34 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 15.82 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 18.60 Mh/s 190w 0.0978 mh/s per watt
95% +100/+500 18.35 Mh/s 180w 0.1019 mh/s per watt
90% +100/+500 18.00 Mh/s 170w 0.1058 mh/s per watt
85% +100/+500 17.67 Mh/s 160w 0.1104 mh/s per watt
80% +100/+500 17.28 Mh/s 155w 0.1114 mh/s per watt
75% +100/+500 16.78 Mh/s 140w 0.1198 mh/s per watt
70% +100/+500 16.32 Mh/s 135w 0.1208 mh/s per watt
65% +100/+500 15.82 Mh/s 125w 0.1265 mh/s per watt
GTX 1080 Ti ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 22 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 250w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 24.25 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 250w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 17.40 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 175w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 20 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 175w


  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 15 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 165w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 17.75 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 165w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 12.Eight Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 15.15 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 155w
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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt     
100% +100/+500 24.25 Mh/s 250w 0.097 mh/s per watt
70% +100/+500 20 Mh/s 175w 0.114 mh/s per watt
65% +100/+500 17.75 Mh/s 165w 0.107 mh/s per watt
60% +100/+500 15.15 Mh/s 155w 0.097 mh/s per watt
GTX 1080 ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.30 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 185w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 13.20 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.77 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 14.55 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 140w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.55 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w


  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 13.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 12.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 120w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 12.20 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 120w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +0/+0 13.30 Mh/s 185w 0.071 mh/s per watt
75% +0/+0 13.77 Mh/s 135w 0.102 mh/s per watt
70% +0/+0 13.55 Mh/s 135w 0.100 mh/s per watt
65% +0/+500 12.35 Mh/s 120w 0.102 mh/s per watt
60% +100/+500 11.00 Mh/s 110w 0.100 mh/s per watt
GTX 1070 Ti ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.30 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 15.13 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 12.96 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 12.80 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 11.86 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w


  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.46 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 10.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 118w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 10.15 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 118w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.17 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 8.80 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8G Graphics card

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt     
100% +100/+500 15.13 Mh/s 180w 0.084 mh/s per watt
75% +0/+0 12.96 Mh/s 135w 0.096 mh/s per watt
70% +0/+0 11.86 Mh/s 135w 0.094 mh/s per watt
65% +0/+0 10.50 Mh/s 118w 0.088 mh/s per watt
60% +0/+0 9.17 Mh/s 110w 0.083 mh/s per watt
GTX 1070 ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 14.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 180w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.02 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 14.33 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 135w
  • TDP 70% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 12.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w


  • TDP 70% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 13.76 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 13.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 117w
  • TDP 65% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 12.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 118w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
  • TDP 60% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 12.60 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
Gigabyte GV-N1070G1 GAMING-8GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 1070 G1 Computer Graphics Card

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 14.90 Mh/s 180w 0.0827 mh/s per watt
75% +100/+500 14.33 Mh/s 135w 0.1061 mh/s per watt
70% +100/+500 13.76 Mh/s 125w 0.1100 mh/s per watt
65% +0/+0 13.35 Mh/s 117w 0.1141 mh/s per watt
60% +100/+500 12.60 Mh/s 110w 0.1145 mh/s per watt
GTX 1060 6GB ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.40 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 120w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 10.40 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 120w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.55 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 115w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 10.12 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 115w
  • TDP 90% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.95 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
  • TDP 90% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 8.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w


  • TDP 85% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.77 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 100w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 9.20 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 100w
  • TDP 80% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 95w
  • TDP 80% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 9.50 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 95w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 8.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 90w
  • TDP 75% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 9.10 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 90w
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC 6G (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD)

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 10.40 Mh/s 120w 0.0866 mh/s per watt
95% +100/+500 10.12 Mh/s 115w 0.0880 mh/s per watt
90% +0/+0 9.95 Mh/s 110w 0.0904 mh/s per watt
85% +0/+0 9.77 Mh/s 100w 0.0977 mh/s per watt
80% +100/+500 9.50 Mh/s 95w 0.1000 mh/s per watt
75% +100/+500 9.10 Mh/s 90w 0.1011 mh/s per watt
GTX 1060 3GB ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.84 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.83 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 95% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 170w


  • TDP 90% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.83 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 90% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 9.80 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP 85% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 11.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 145w
MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDRR5 192-bit HDCP Support DirectX 12 Dual Fan VR Ready OC Graphics Card (GTX 1060 3GT OC)

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +100/+500 15.13 Mh/s 180w 0.084 mh/s per watt
95% +100/+500 12.96 Mh/s 135w 0.096 mh/s per watt
90% +100/+500 11.86 Mh/s 135w 0.087 mh/s per watt
85% +100/+500 10.50 Mh/s 118w 0.088 mh/s per watt
GTX 1050 Ti ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks Inventory ; Hashrate 5.98 Mh/s ; Energy Draw -w
  • TDP 100% ; Clocks +100/+500 ; Hashrate 6.56 Mh/s ; Energy Draw -w
MSI Computer Video Graphic Cards GeForce GTX 1050 TI GAMING X 4G, 4GB

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
100% +0/+0+ 5.98 Mh/s -w – mh/s per watt
100% +100/+500 6.56 Mh/s -w – mh/s per watt
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AMD GPUs ProgPow Hashrate Benchmarks

OS: Home windows 10 PRO

Drivers: Blockchain compute

Miner: https://github.com/minerideseama/Ethereum-ProgPow-test/releases (right here you can also make a donation for devs 0xa7e593bde6b5900262cf94e4d75fb040f7ff4727 and right here for the blokes who made this potential for home windows 0xd9331260fb214F9Dd00c90873FF6B0c5ad2A60dE)

Block: 7280000

Compiled model: ethminer 0.18.0-alpha.3+commit.260c47d2
Supply: https://github.com/AndreaLanfranchi/ethminer
Miner compiled on WIN10 64 with CUDA 10.

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RX 580 4GB ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP     0% ; Clocks 1411/1750 ; Hashrate 9.85 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 175w
  • TDP -15% ; Clocks 1411/1750 ; Hashrate 8.40 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 150w
  • TDP -25% ; Clocks 1411/1750 ; Hashrate 7.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w

  • TDP -30% ; Clocks 1411/1750 ; Hashrate 7.45 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
  • TDP -30% ; Clocks 1411/2000 ; Hashrate 7.45 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 125w
Sapphire 11265-07-20G Radeon Nitro+ Rx 580 4GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI/ DVI-D/ Dual DP with Backplate (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card

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Energy Restrict Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
0% 1411/1750 9.85 Mh/s 175w 0.0562 mh/s per watt
-15% 1411/1750 8.40 Mh/s 150w 0.0560 mh/s per watt
-25% 1411/1750 7.90 Mh/s 130w 0.0585 mh/s per watt
-30% 1411/1750 7.45 Mh/s 125w 0.0596 mh/s per watt
-30% 1411/2000 7.45 Mh/s 125w 0.0596 mh/s per watt
RX 570 4GB ProgPow Hashrate
  • mV      0% ; Clocks 1340/1750 ; Hashrate 8.35 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 160w
  • mV -100% ; Clocks 1340/1750 ; Hashrate 8.90 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w

  • mV -200% ; Clocks 1340/1750 ; Hashrate 8.80 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w
Sapphire 11266-14-20G Radeon Nitro+ Rx 570 4GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI/ DVI-D/ Dual DP with Backplate (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card

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mV Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
0% 1340/1750 8.35 Mh/s 160w 0.0521 mh/s per watt
-100% 1340/1750 8.90 Mh/s 130w 0.0684 mh/s per watt
-200% 1340/1750 8.80 Mh/s 130w 0.0676 mh/s per watt
RX 470 4GB ProgPow Hashrate
  • TDP    0% ; Clocks 1206/1750 ; Modded BIOS ; Hashrate 8.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 110w
  • TDP -25% ; Clocks 1340/1750 ; Modded BIOS ; Hashrate 6.20 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 83w

  • TDP 0% ; Clocks 1206/1750 ; Unique BIOS ; Hashrate 8.00 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w
  • TDP 0% ; Clocks 1260/1750 ; Unique BIOS ; Hashrate 8.25 Mh/s ; Energy Draw 130w
Sapphire Radeon Nitro Rx 470 4GB GDDR5 Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC (UEFI) PCI-E Graphics Card 11256-10-20G

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Energy Restrict
Clocks Hashrate Energy Draw Mh/s per 1 watt
0% 1206/1750 – Modded BIOS 8.00 Mh/s 110w 0.0727 mh/s per watt
-25% 1340/1750 – Modded BIOS 6.20 Mh/s 83w 0.0746 mh/s per watt
0% 1206/1750 – Unique BIOS 8.00 Mh/s 130w 0.0615 mh/s per watt
0% 1260/1750 – Unique BIOS 8.25 Mh/s 130w 0.0634 mh/s per watt
Voting For or In opposition to ProgPow

Hopefully it was clear sufficient that I’m not selling any aspect right here and I invite you to make use of your individual discretion. When you decide your aspect, I invite you to actively assist the concept you might be standing for.

If you’re a supporter, the best technique to so that you can vote for ProgPoW is to make use of Ethermine, or another pool that assist it. The pool is including a particular PPYE(S)” tag to its blocks. If you’re not a supporter, be certain to share your considerations and arguments on the boards and reddit. As a group, we’ve to hear to one another, however we additionally must share our logic with others – sharing is caring, as they are saying.

One other manner to assist the aspect you decide is by casting your vote on http://progpowcarbonvote.com/ . All you have to to do is to ship a zero ether transaction to an tackle, talked about within the web site.

Final however not least, you may as well assist the event of ProgPoW financially by sponsoring a devoted group of builders. Comply with this hyperlink https://gitcoin.co/grants/54/progpow-full-stack-integration for more information: “That is essential for the essential analysis to be accomplished and applied in a manner that ensures the security and safety of the whole Ethereum ecosystem.”

In Conclusion

There may be quite a lot of noise surrounding ProgPoW, which makes it a bit laborious to grasp what is basically happening. There may be quite a lot of assist, in addition to quite a lot of hate and even trolling happening within the boards. I hope this evaluate was considerably useful to you to higher perceive the scenario.

Let me know your ideas within the feedback beneath. I additionally invite you to share any essential data you recognize – it is perhaps useful to anybody studying this.

Thanks for studying. As at all times, your feedback, recommendations and questions are welcome.

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