Posts Tagged ‘PTS CPU mining


Here is our real world 24 hour test with mining Protoshare (PTS) with CPU only in order to get an idea what profitability you can expect with the current market price for PTS. We’ve used two CPUs – one AMD and one Intel on systems that already mine Scrypt coins with video cards the idea to not waste the CPU performance we have available since Scrypt mining with GPUs does not require a lot of processor power.

The two CPUs we’ve used for mining are:
– Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3 GHz
– AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Six Core 3.3 GHz

The pool we used for PTS mining is ypool:
– 5% fee

The total earnings for 24 hour period (confirmed + unconfirmed):
– 0.10423418 PTS

The value of the Protoshares mined for 24 hours is as follows:
– 0.00138917 BTC
– ~$1.10 USD

The end result is quite interesting as the profitability we got in USD is pretty much the same as the one we’ve managed to get in our Primecoin (XPM) mining test for 24 hours with the same CPU hardware. A bit over a dollar a day pretty much covers the extra increase in power usage, so the real profit minus the expenses is minimal. But there seems to be GPU miners already available for PTS, so the next thing is to try out these and see if it is worth to mine PTS on the GPU or there is no point since scrypt mining on the GPU will be more profitable.