Vanitygen keysearch rate
What key search rate can I expect from hardware X?
Detailed list forthcoming. Some ballpark estimates are listed below.
Dual-core desktop CPUs, 32-bit mode: 100-250 Kkey/s. Dual-core desktop CPUs, 64-bit mode: 150-450 Kkey/s. Quad-core desktop CPUs, 32-bit mode: 200-400 Kkey/s. Quad-core desktop CPUs, 64-bit mode: 300-750 Kkey/s. NVIDIA GT200 GPUs: up to 6.5 Mkey/s AMD Radeon 58XX, 68XX GPUs: up to 23.5 Mkey/s. AMD Radeon 69XX GPUs: up to 19.5 Mkey/s.
As vanitygen performs a lot of large integer arithmetic, running it in 64-bit mode makes a huge difference in key search rate, easily a 50% improvement over 32-bit mode. If you are using a 64-bit edition of Windows, and not using a GPU, be sure to use vanitygen64.exe.
Radeon 58XX outperforms Radeon 69XX by a very comfortable margin. Oclvanitygen is sensitive to integer multiply throughput, and Radeon 58XX can multiply concurrently with other operations. At similar clocks, a hobbled Radeon 5830 will outperform a Radeon 6970.
In custom builds, CPU performance will be less than expected if the OpenSSL library is an older version (<1.0.0d) or is not built with the appropriate optimizations enabled.
|Core2 Duo 6600||nVidia GTX 285||3.5 Mkey/s||100% CPU / 90% GPU |
|Sempron 140||AMD 5830||5.5 Mkey/s||100% CPU / 60% GPU |
|Core i7||AMD 6500M||4.5 Mkey/s||98% GPU|
|Core i5 750 @2.67 GHz||nVidia GTS 250||1.54 Mkey/s||110% CPU |