I'm curious how many hashes per sec my cpu is able to perform, is there some way to check this?
Most CPUs will do a few megahash per second, which is completely worthless for anything other than testing and has been for several years now. It may be possible to improve performance in the future as Skylake Intel x86 processors include specific instructions for SHA256, but only by a few percent. Even with improvements it is a waste of time and power attempting to use anything but the most efficient dedicated hardware. A large portion of ASIC miners are effectively obsolete due to their power requirements outstripping their output, and they are orders of magnitude more efficient than mining on a CPU.
Yes Erik, the mining feature is still built-in and you can check how many hashes your CPU can perform. Although it's pointless and you cannot earn anything, it is still a fun experiment that people like to try. If you have a bitcoin core installed and synced with the network, you can just simply open the
command console and type in and enter:
This will initiate your CPU and will start mining. You can then get your hashrate by typing in
Your hashrate will be shown in integer format and you should see a number like 1-3 million hashes per second. To turn off the mining, because you will just be wasting energy type in