Mining glossary
Hash Rate - what is it?

Hash Rate is a designation for a numerical measurement of the power of various devices used in mining. The relationship between the indicator and the computing capabilities of the equipment is directly proportional: the higher the PC, the more influential it is. Thus, the Hash Rate is one of the parameters for accelerating the solution of a mathematical, cryptographic problem. As a result, new coins are mined, and new unique blocks are created.

If you delve into the details, to solve one cryptographic problem, it is necessary to calculate several separate small operations. The size of the Hash Rate determines how many such actions the mining equipment can perform in a specific unit of time - 1 second. Accordingly, the more influential the miner’s equipment, the higher the hash rate and the higher his chances of mining a new block and receiving a reward. Hash Rate ultimately determines the overall mining profitability of one participant in the system or collective community (pool).

## Hash Rate Units

Having information with the exact Hash Rate value in specific equipment, you can predict the approximate profitability of mining through different systems. However, these data will still be approximate and inaccurate since many additional factors influence the final result.

The minimum hash rate unit is H/s. The following units have multiples: KH/s (1000), MH/s (1 million), GH/s (1 billion), TH/s (1 trillion), etc.

That is, to obtain correct information about the speed of computing processes, it is necessary to pay attention to the digital value and the adjacent letter indicator.

## What affects the Hash Rate level?

When choosing equipment based on the Hash Rate indicator, you must immediately clarify the same value in the cryptocurrency you plan to mine. If you plan to mine high-performing digital coins, you will need the appropriate equipment. Otherwise, the system cannot perform the number of mathematical operations required to mine a new block. Accordingly, such an approach will be futile. However, there are also accompanying factors that directly affect the real, rather than potential, hash rate:

• connection method - even depending on the type of connector on the motherboard, the computing power of the equipment can increase or decrease, so the interface must provide the necessary information transfer speed;
• quality of the cooling system - the more operation the equipment performs, the faster and hotter it heats up, which negatively affects the efficiency of the chips;
• type of operating system - due to it, stable operation of the script, which runs the selection of hash functions, is achieved. Still, at the same time, a large amount of memory can be spent on several service tasks, which wastes the resources of the video card and processor.

A suitable Hash Rate is an essential condition for productive and profitable mining. Therefore, its indicators must be considered when choosing equipment, a mining pool, and software.