The FPGA Mining Guide

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Like a lot of my fellow miners out there, I came from a GPU mining world. As a GPU miner myself, I was both curious and concerned about the growing FPGA mining ecosystem. After weeks of research and testing, we compiled the first version of the to share what we've learned so far.

This is now the third revision of, we've grown to nearly 1000 subscribers, and had the pleasure of working with many great companies and developers like

  • 🐿️ GPUHoarder @ SQRL Research
  • 🔥 whitefire990 @ Zetheron Technologies
  • 👾 DigitalCruncher
  • ⛏ senseless @
  • 🅰️ AVNet

We've learned a lot from the community, and continue to see this space grow in both impact and value.

🍻 A toast to the exciting future! From The Team ✌️

Why should I care about FPGAs?

Even in today's bear market, FPGAs generate $5-$15 USD a day. Below are confirmed numbers for the BCU 1525 FPGA board. Many in the community have reported even higher numbers, creating a huge performance gap between FPGAs and GPUs, both in hashing speed, as well as power efficiency.

💻 Hardware️️️️️️⚒️ Algorithm🏃 Speed🔋 Power
NVIDIA 1080TI GPUKeccak-ZP1.26 GH/s250 W
NVIDIA 1080TI GPULyra2z3.8 MH/s220 W
NVIDIA 1080TI GPUKeccak1.24 GH/s200 W
BCU 1525 FPGAKeccak-ZP15 GH/s350 W
BCU 1525 FPGALyra2z60 MH/s160 W
BCU 1525 FPGAKeccak12.6 GH/s250 W