Introduction

Awesome Miner can read and display the current power usage of both nVidia and AMD GPU's, independent of which mining software being used.

Awesome Miner can also read the power usage for ASIC miners when available. Most ASIC miners doesn't have any feature to report the power usage and for this reason Awesome Miner cannot display the actual power usage, only manually configured values for power usage together with linear power scaling based on the current hashrate. ASIC miner with support for power reporting includes Whatsminer, Canaan Avalon, and ASIC miners running the Awesome Miner Antminer firmware.

Configuration - Global settings

The settings for power and operating costs can be configured in the Options dialog, Profitability section.

  • Electricity price
    • Specify the price of the electricity per kWh.
  • Add additional power usage, Add additional operating costs
    • The settings for additional Power Usage and Operating Cost will only affect the total profit and power usage displayed on the Dashboard tab and in the column summary of the Miners tab
    • The additional values will not change the power usage or profit for an individual miner.
    • To configure additional power usage and cost per miner, see the Properties of the Profit Profile used by the miner.
    • The operating costs are specified per day.
  • Power usage mode
    • This setting affect how the current power usage and profit is being displayed. It doesn't affect the profit switcher that is based on static power values.
    • Actual usage: Power usage reported from the GPU. If not available, fallback to either Linear or Static mode.
    • Linear scaling: The power usage, and as a result also the power cost, will be following the current hashrate of the miner. If a specific algorithm is configured for 1 MH/s at 100 W and the miner is actually performing 2 MH/s, with linear scaling the power usage is assumed to be 200 W.
    • Static value: The power usage is considered to be exactly what is specified in the Profit Profile.
    • If a miner doesn't have a specific Profit Profile, the power values are taken from the Options dialog, Algorithms section.

The global settings for algorithm hashrate and power usage can be found in the Options dialog, Algorithms section. These values will be used if no specific profit profile is assigned to a miner.

Configuration - Profit Profile

The settings for power and operating costs can be configured in the Profit Profile Properties, Power and cost section.

  • Override global electricity price
    • If enabled, the profit profile can specify a custom price of the electricity
  • Add additional power usage, Add additional operating costs
    • Add additional power usage and operating costs to each miner. A higher power usage for a miner will result in lower profitability for the miner.
    • The operating costs are specified per day.

How to display estimate power usage for ASIC miners?

  • Scenario #1 - Only a single type of ASIC miners
    • If all your miners are of the same kind for a specific algorithm, for example only Antminer S19 (SHA-256) or Antminer L3+ (Scrypt) or both of these, the expected hashrate and power usage can be configured globally for all miners.
    • Go to the Options dialog, Algorithms section. If you have a Bitcoin ASIC miner, fill in the expected hashrate and power usage for the SHA-256 algorithm. If you have a Litecoin ASIC miner, fill in the expected hashrate and power usage for the Scrypt algorithm.
  • Scenario #2 - Multiple types of ASIC miners
    • When using different kinds of ASIC miners, with different hashrate and power usage, define one Profit Profile for each ASIC miner type
    • Go to the Options dialog, Profit Profile section. Define for example one profile "Antminer S17" and enter the expected hashrate and power usage for the SHA-256 algorithm. Define for example another profit "Antminer S19" and enter the expected hashrate and power usage for this specific miner for the SHA-256 algorithm. Save the changes.
    • In the list of miners, select all Antminer S17 ASIC miners, right click and select Bulk Edit. Change the Profit Profile for these miners to the profile "Antminer S17" defined in previous step. In case you only have a single Antminer S17 ASIC miner, right click and select Properties to set the Profit Profile to "Antminer S17"
    • Perform the same configuration step for all Antminer S19 ASIC miners, where the Profit Profile should be set to the profile "Antminer S19" defined earlier.

Example

This example illustrates how the power usage is being displayed in the miner list.

  • For the Ethereum GPU miner, the power usage is based on the reported power usage of all GPU's used for mining.
  • For the Antminer ASIC miner, the power usage is based on linear scaling from a static configuration of 13.8 TH/s and 1400 W, resulting in an estimated power usage of 1419 W as the current hashrate is a bit above the target.

The coin column displays both the revenue and profit information. The revenue information is the estimated income before power costs and other operating costs. For the Antminer in the example below, the revenue is $2.38. The second value is the profit, defined as the revenue minus the power costs and other operating costs. For the Antminer in the example, it's $1.36. The power cost is based on the currently displayed value for power usage.