Best NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU settings for crypto mining

EVGA RTX 3060 Ti XC (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

In order to get the most out of your GPU for cryptocurrency mining, it's important to configure the best graphics card you can buy for more efficient operation. While it's possible you can simply install a GPU and let it run some mining software, the best way to go is to lower the power draw without sacrificing hashrate, which is precisely what this guide will showcase with the RTX 3060 Ti.

How to optimize your NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti for mining

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It's possible to turn your gaming PC into a passive source of income through cryptocurrency mining. The RTX 3060 Ti is a brilliant GPU for the job and while it's possible to leave it running at default settings, we're going to optimize it for higher, more efficient returns.

  1. Download and run MSI Afterburner.
  2. Lower the power limit to 80%.
  3. Hit the apply button.
  4. Start the NiceHash mining process.
  5. Take note of your hashrate (in MH/s) from the miner command line window.
  6. Lower the power limit in Afterburner a further 5%.
  7. Hit the Apply button.
  8. Take note of your hash rate again after 10 minutes.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you notice a drop in the hashrate or hit the minimum power limit allowed.

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  1. Increase the memory clock speed to "+500".
  2. Hit the Apply button.
  3. Increase the memory clock speed by a further 100.
  4. Hit the Apply button.
  5. Repeat steps 12-13 until your encounter system instability.
  6. Reduce core clock speed to "-500".
  7. Hit the Apply button.

With some time spent fine-tuning the NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti, it's possible to hit a hashrate of 60MH/s, which is precisely where it should be.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.