Will mining make my GPU die faster?


Simple answer: Yes, but the speed at which your card wears will vary greatly depending on brand, clock speeds, undervolting, and other factors. In general, you shouldn’t expect your card to fail before its warranty is up, but on the off chance that it does, you’ll be lucky enough to get a free replacement.

Generally speaking, people using modern graphics cards (like the latest RX 470, 480, and 580s) will be able to get a few years out of them running 24/7 before experiencing total failure. Some have been able to get 6 or more years out of a modern card. Before that time, however, many will see their cards’ fans die and need replacing. Thankfully, that’s a relatively easy fix.

To ensure that you get the most time out of your cards (and therefore the most profit from your rig), it’s best to make sure you do a proper undervolt of your card to get its heat and overall power draw down to minimal levels. You’ll be giving your card less power, and you’ll get the same or better performance.

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  • Joël Pichette

    280x die quite easily. especially stay away from gigabyte 7970/280x, the capacitors explode after a few months.

  • Joël Pichette

    290x is a hit n miss, some last forever, while some others have capacitors burning after a few months.

  • Joël Pichette

    380 no problem, runs super cool also

  • Joël Pichette

    270x is a great old card that uses a lot of power for what it does, but won’t die

  • Joël Pichette

    7950 isn’t too bad, some are reliable and some break… 50-50…. stay away from ghost edition xfx

  • Joël Pichette

    460 great card, a good replacement for 750ti.