Litecoin Mining – Radeon R9 280X hardware comparison

Litecoin Mining – Radeon R9 280X hardware comparison


A lot of the magic in Litecoin mining is finding the best combination of hardware and cgminer sweet spot. I have done testing on most R9 280X GPUs and for easy reference, i would list the hashrate with link to tutorials on configuration for each of the card. This list would be updated from time to time when i obtain more cards to tweak. At the moment, it will mostly consist of R9 280X cards.


Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison

1. Asus R9 280X

  • Hashrate: 750KHash/sec
  • Clock/Memory: 1050/1500MHz
  • Power: 1.137V
  • Tutorial: Coming soon


2. Gigabyte R9 280X



3. HIS R9 280X


4. MSI R9 280X

  • Hashrate: 730KHash/sec
  • Clock/Memory: 1050/1500MHz
  • Power: 1.200V
  • Tutorial: Coming soon


5. PowerColor R9 280X


6. Sapphire R9 280X


7. Gigabyte WF3 7950

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  • Risto Siltasalmi

    First of all, thanks for your blog! It’s been of great help for me to get started on mining!
    Any news on the Asus tutorial for 750kH/s?

  • Looking forward to seeing the ASUS details. I’ve been unsuccessful getting a stable undervolt even at 1.144v. Wouldn’t mind dropping a few watts from my rig.

    • shadowin1126

      If you are having difficulties in getting a stable undervolt with your ASUS card, you can leave it at default. For the ASUS is the coolest 280X card that i have experienced, where other cards’ temperature would go quite high when i started OC.

  • cant wait for the asus tutorial.. i have 280xdc2t my config:

    “intensity” : “13”,
    “scrypt” : true,
    “shaders” : “2048”,
    “thread-concurrency” : “8192”,
    “worksize” : “256”,
    “gpu-threads” : “2”,
    “device” : “1”,
    “gpu-engine” : “0,1050”,
    “gpu-memclock” : “0,1500”,
    “gpu-powertune” : “0,-20”

    i get “only” around 710kh/s
    tried *everything* what i can find on google