For the list of canonical questions I started yesterday, I am looking for a good (or the best) answer that could be a duplicate master for "Is it worth mining with Home PC/Laptop/Tablet/[anything not an ASIC]?".

Does anyone have a good suggestion?

  • The title says you're looking for a question, but your question says your looking "for a good answer". Are you looking for both?
    – morsecoder
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 13:48
  • @StephenM347: Well, I'd like the question to be sufficiently related to the topic and the answer exhaustively covering the topic. So, I guess I'm looking for a question/answer pair.
    – Murch Mod
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 13:53
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    okay. I think an answer comparing the rough power efficiencies for different sets of hardware would be a good answer here, showing just how many orders of magnitude more efficient ASICs are than regular computers. This thread and the image on the thread may serve as a good starting point.
    – morsecoder
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 14:02
  • A comparison of efficiency would certainly be nice. I've read that KnCMiner has announced their 3D 16nm ASICs reaching 0.07W/GH per s. I don't think we have an answer here along the lines yet, though.
    – Murch Mod
    Commented Aug 21, 2015 at 14:12
  • // , Such a sad subject. Commented Sep 6, 2015 at 19:25

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I created my own answer and would appreciate suggestions what I could still improve:

In the ASIC-age, is it even worth starting casual mining at home?

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