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Old 2020-06-27, 21:24   #1
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Anyone try one of these used mining cards? For about $50 they seem like they could be a good deal.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-P106-...0/293500090398
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Old 2020-06-27, 21:40   #2
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Anyone try one of these used mining cards? For about $50 they seem like they could be a good deal.
My sample size is small, but I've not had terribly long life from Zotac cards.
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Old 2020-06-27, 21:46   #3
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That vendor has a no returns policy. So if it's DOA, you got to recycle their trash and pay for the privilege. I've bought numerous gpus used, and one was DOA, another died within a week of arrival (upon completion of CUDALucas benchmarking, during a thorough memory testing). Granted, they were ancient Quadros. GTX10660 is decent power efficiency for its generation. I'd look for a better close seller. And note that the GTX1070 that I bought new failed in 27 months, just past 24 months warranty, and Zotac never responded to my inquiry regarding out-of-warranty repair.
Judging by https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-spec...p106-090.b4832 it will get done in a month or 6 weeks of PRP about what a RadeonVII will in a day. Only 3GB of VRAM so sort of limited for P-1. Better used for TF.

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Old 2020-06-30, 20:22   #4
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That vendor has a no returns policy. So if it's DOA, you got to recycle their trash and pay for the privilege.
No - the seller may have a no-returns policy, but that means "no returns of stuff that was more or less as described." DOA-ness and other-than-as-described is covered by the added clause at the Return Policy link: "You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing."

The listing clearly states, in the Seller Notes: “It's 90% new,Because this card has been used, there will be some flaws in the appearance,but is fully operational and functions as intended.”

So if it doesn't work as advertised you get your money back, and presumably are spared the hassle of a return, to boot.

Per the listing page, this particular seller has sold over 100 of these with 100% positive rating, so if the GIMPS-client throughput for these is a known quantity and as advertised and the user can afford the kWh - likely the much more significant cost of operating one of these for 24/7 crunching - $33 apiece seems like a pretty good deal.

I wouldn't have dreamed of spending upwards of $1500 on the 3 used Radeon VIIs I bought on ebay without the purchase being covered by the above.

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So if it doesn't work as advertised you get your money back, and presumably are spared the hassle of a return, to boot.
No, you still have to return it to the seller if it is not as described. The seller doesn't have to issue the refund until they receive the item back.

Starting July 20th eBay is implementing even more policies to protect the seller. For example, if you receive a not-as-described item, initiate eBay's return process, and there is no response from the seller within 3 days, then you will indeed receive a refund, out of eBay's pocket, without having to return the item. eBay will then pursue the seller to recoup the funds.

I'm glad those cards of yours worked out. Otherwise, I would probably be walking around with a big lump on my head.
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Old 2020-06-30, 20:59   #6
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No, you still have to return it to the seller if it is not as described. The seller doesn't have to issue the refund until they receive the item back.
Thanks for the clarification - but if not as advertised, return is at seller's expense. In the case of the current item, shipping from E Asia adds ~$14 to the per-item cost, so I have a feeling the seller would likely not bother eating the return expense in such cases.

Cheetahgod, if you do order 1 or more of these, suggest first contacting the seller to see if they offer any combined-shipping discounts on multi-item orders. Intl shipping is mostly based on weight so this is not terribly likely, but can't hurt to ask, eh?

Back @PhilF - the cards you hooked me up with are working great, but I am soliciting donations to help pay the electricity bills. :) (The one saving grace of the extra ~24 kWh per day is that I know I'm more or less maximizing my GIMPS work per watt, compared to all the other compute options.
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Back @PhilF - the cards you hooked me up with are working great, but I am soliciting donations to help pay the electricity bills. :) (The one saving grace of the extra ~24 kWh per day is that I know I'm more or less maximizing my GIMPS work per watt, compared to all the other compute options.
You'll make that up (and more) after you've used them to find the next 2 Mersenne primes.
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Old 2020-08-05, 23:39   #8
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I purchased one of these cards. Came out to $37. The condition is listed as new but who knows. Seems to be the same as the Zotac card except with out the logo name. Might be photoshopped off.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/P106-90-3GB...72.m2749.l2649

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Old 2020-08-06, 01:04   #9
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That's a 3GB 1060 - in my work computer I have a 1050 TI with 6GB. So 1 lower model, but full sized card. It puts out about 260 ghzd/day factoring 75-76 in the 100M range. That 1060 mining card I imagine will perform about the same.
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For what it's worth, if you want serious throughput, the RTX cards are a much better deal, even when buying new, once you consider running costs and the cost of supplying a PCIe port and power.

But for toe-dipping, those look to be an excellent deal.
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For what it's worth, if you want serious throughput, the RTX cards are a much better deal, even when buying new, once you consider running costs and the cost of supplying a PCIe port and power.

But for toe-dipping, those look to be an excellent deal.
For toe-dipping, entry level brand new GTX 1650 would be the better value. The performance difference (absolute and power efficiency) in mfaktc between 10xx & 16xx is no joke.
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