Spoiler: Probably not worth it anymore based on “realtime” revenue. Might be useful if you think secondary coins will grow faster than Ethereum
So I have my Octominer setup warming up with a pair of MSI RX 560 Aero ITX 4G OC cards. I figured I’d do some quick and dirty comparisons of mining revenue (based on a short but stable run of claymore 11.5 under ethos, values based on whattomine 25th March 2018 with zero energy cost).
Single-mining baseline: 27.745MH ($1.13/day)
ETH+DCR: 22MH (0.90) + 662MH (0.06) = $0.96/day
ETH+SIA: 16.589MH (0.68) + 496MH (0.01) = $0.69/day
ETH+LBC 21.937MH (0.90) + 61.334MH (0.02) = $0.92/day
ETH+XVG(B2S) 24.741MH (1.02) + 742.237MH (0.11) = $1.13
So based on my assessment, these are two generalizations I would make:
- If you have free power, you can diversify with Verge (XVG) and not lose revenue.
- If you don’t have free power, or if you dual-mine any of the other three currencies, you will lose out on revenue compared to single-mining.
The octominer isn’t on a power meter at the moment, so I can’t say how much more power it uses, but it seems safe to say it will use more, and thus will eat into your profits if you pay for power.
Obviously, if you do heavier tuning on the secondary coin you might get a bit more. And if you really desperately want to dual-mine, I’m obviously not saying you can’t. Just saying that it is probably not worth it based on this quick and dirty imprecise assessment.
Other data points and feedback welcome.
Edit: I tried keccak (smartcash) manually to adjust dcri.
ETH+KEC: 24MH (0.99) + 130MH (0.12) = $1.11
There’s probably a fair bit of tuning to be done, especially for siacoin (which dropped way down), but based on default behaviors in Ethos 1.3.0 with Claymore 11.5, the numbers above stand.