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Boosting GTX1080/Ti & Titan XP using ETHlargementPill

March 5, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

ETHlargementPill — a simple program, which affects Nvidia's cards timings and enhances Ethash, Etchash, Ubqhash algorithms (coins ETHW, ETHF, ETC, UBQ, EXP) mining effectiveness.

If you have AMD cards, we've covered a similar approach for "red" cards here

Nvidia GTX 1080, 1080 Ti, Titan X (Pascal) and Titan XP are unique in the 2016 cards lineup. They have a GDDR5X memory type. However, this approach requires increased timings. That doesn't affect games performance, while memory dependent mining algorithms are affected negatively.

The cards listed above were just as effective at Ethereum mining as GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 until OhGodACompany released an ETHlargementPill, or simply — "A Pill" 😎

How does it work

The pill changes and optimizes GDDR5X timings, thus, enhancing read/write operations speeds of the memory.

While greatly boosting mining abilities, ETHlargementPill has a very simple design. Upon launch, it merely reports its state and asks to keep a window open. Minimizing the window doesn't affect its function.

GTX1050-1070Ti will not work with the ETHlargementPill as they have a regular GDDR5. The app works only with GDDR5X memory. For other Nvidia GTX 1000 Series GPUs, use miners' settings (detailed at the end of the article)


Launch the Pill, launch mining. Done! That's it.

Your cards will get approximately a 30% boost:

  • GTX 1080 — 20-25 Mh/s — 30-40 Mh/s;
  • GTX 1080 Ti — 30-30 Mh/s — 45-55 Mh/s;
  • Titan X, Titan XP — 31-36 Mh/s — 45-65 Mh/s.

Kryptex tests

1. Full stock, without overclocking and ETHlargementPill

GTX 1080 Ti makes 31-32Mh/s on Ethash algorithm.

2. Basic memory overclock

With the help of this article, we have got a +500 MHz boost and reached ~35 Mh/s. Cool, but not quite impressive.

3. Activating the ETHlargementPill 💊

We have kept a boosted clock speeds and launched the Pill. Well, that's the business. ~49 Mh/s — a 14 Mh/s increase just for a couple of mouse clicks.

If your memory can withstand even crazier frequencies applied, you can reach up to a 55 Mh/s mark. Nearly doubling a stock 1080 Ti performance!

Which algorithms benefit

ETHlargementPill mostly affects algorithms Ethash, Etchash, Ubqhash (ETHW, ETHF, ETC, UBQ, EXP) miners performance. Yet, it may help to boost other memory reliant algorithms.

For example, we have tested the same GTX1080Ti with the Pill enabled on CryptoNight (no longer supported in Kryptex due to low profits) algorithm mining Monero. This has brought us from 830 H/s up to 915 H/s.

What are the risks

Even stock GTX 1080 without memory boosts may suffer from visual artifacts after enabling the ETHlargementPill. However, if a display signal is being outputted via different GPU, there should be no issues.

Except for the case above, the Pill is completely safe as it only changes timings temporarily while running. All the edit are reverted once the app is closed.

🤩 You can do without pills…

A tablet is one of many things that can help you increase the hash rate on your video cards. Miners have long developed unique settings that allow achieving the same performance but without third-party programs.

Moreover, the settings allow you to increase the hashrate even on GTX 1060 - GTX 1070 Ti graphic cards!

ETHlargementPill can be replaced with the miners’ settings:

  • -straps 1 for Phoenix miner
  • --mt 1 for Trex, Gminer, Nbminer

In this article we wrote more about miners and their settings.

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