I was in chia from the beginning and then moved elsewhere.
I’m thinking to rebuild a medium farm. I read a lot of news about compression, bladebit, ram plotting, gpu suppah fast plotting…etc…etc…
Can we have a recap?
GPU plotting is real?
Compressed plot too?
In my house I have both… 256 ram, 5950x, 3090 gpus around (all consumer hardware, not server). If someone want to start today what’s the best way to go? (hardware & software)
Yes, but not out yet in the wild yet for Chia (soon) (Madmax’s version right now can make plots but only for his own chain MMX) Both he and Chia are working to release versions for Chia plots.
Yes, kind of the same as above and other plotters will soon support it (like the regular CPU plotters).
To make full use of a GPU’s speed, you need 256 GB of ram. So that’s kinda tricky on consumer hardware
->a 3060ti can do plots in 3 minutes, so a 3090 will be overkill, you will run into other bottlenecks.
The plotter from Madmax will have support for hybrid modes with 128GB and 64GB + ssd’s, but it will be slower than all in ram.