Attacking hashes with GPU’s has become a bit of a sport amongst hard core enthusiasts. Everyone likes to test the latest hardware with Hashcat. Overclocking is common practice in order to squeeze the last drop of power from the hardware.
They have released benchmarks that show MD5 hashes being cracked at over 200 GH/s.
Here is a sample of the results, head over to github for the complete results.
Hashtype: MD5 Speed.Dev.#1.: 24943.1 MH/s (97.53ms) Speed.Dev.#2.: 24788.6 MH/s (96.69ms) Speed.Dev.#3.: 25022.2 MH/s (97.76ms) Speed.Dev.#4.: 25106.6 MH/s (97.42ms) Speed.Dev.#5.: 25114.1 MH/s (97.42ms) Speed.Dev.#6.: 24924.1 MH/s (97.30ms) Speed.Dev.#7.: 25197.9 MH/s (97.30ms) Speed.Dev.#8.: 25246.4 MH/s (97.00ms) Speed.Dev.#*.: 200.3 GH/s
That seems pretty quick!! If we compare that to a previous benchmark article where a 36 core AWS (Amazon Web Services) node was used to benchmark hashcat. In these results the system is using CPU cores rather than GPU cores.
Hash type: MD5 Speed/sec: 380.02M words
That confirms it, 200.3 GH/s is pretty quick. 🙂