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The Effect Of Mining On Graphic Performance – Comparison Of RTX 2080 Ti Before And After Mining

In this article, we are going to discover the answers to these questions with a video comparing the RTX 2080 Ti before and after mining.

What is the impact of mining on graphic performance, and does the extraction of digital currencies reduce system performance in gaming? 

The possibility of declining graphics performance in games after using the card for mining purposes is one of the questions that has been discussed for a long time.

 The YouTube channel Testing Games has addressed this issue in one of its new videos. In this video, the performance of games on an RTX 2080 Ti graphics card that has been used for mining for a year and a half is compared to a new RTX 2080 Ti.

Comparison of RTX 2080 Ti before and after mining

When graphics cards are used for a long time for mining, their components and cooling system wear out more quickly. All of these changes can reduce overall system performance over a long period of time. 

In the video below, Testing Games has run Cyberpunk 2077, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, and برای for a closer look. On average, the 2080 Ti used for mining is about 10% slower than the new 2080 Ti. 

But in games like Forza, the performance of the new card is about 20% higher than the mine card.

The main reason for this performance difference is the GPU speed clock and temperature. On average, the RTX 2080 Ti used in mining is about 16 degrees Celsius warmer than the new version, which reduces the boost frequency by about 100 MHz and affects overall performance. 

This is perfectly normal, as Nvidia’s GPU Boost 4.0 algorithm is very sensitive to the temperature of the graphics card.

Unfortunately, this channel did not replace the new thermal paste in the card used in the mining and did not even clean the dust from the heatsink fins, which greatly affects the cooling performance.

 Theoretically, these are the only reasons that have caused the graphics performance to decline, and addressing them may return the card to normal operation.

Even if you do not use your system for mining, this video shows why it is safe to dust your computer once in a while. You can even add a layer of fresh thermal paste to your CPU and GPU after a few years. 

This is because thermal pastes dry out after several years of use, and these temperature changes will affect the overall performance of the machine. 

Another thing to keep in mind is that after three years, the product warranty will probably expire, after which you can start doing it yourself if you have the skills to do so.