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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: NOWHERE near 100MH/s mining power

AMD's next-gen Radeon RX Vega is not a card you will buy for cryptocurrency mining
By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards News | Posted: Aug 15, 2017 3:46 am

AMD has officially released their new Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards, led by the flagship Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition, and the new GTX 1070 killer with the Radeon RX Vega 56.

 

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Now that we have the gaming stuff out of the way, I wanted to do some testing with Ethereum mining. As much as we get flak for doing mining on graphics cards, there were an overwhelming amount of readers and FB fans asking us for Ethereum performance... so here you go.

 

There were reports a couple of weeks ago that Radeon RX Vega would be pushing 100MH/s mining Ethereum, and I'm here to tell you that is far from the truth. I never reported on the story because I knew it was bogus and technologically impossible to have Vega pushing 300% above Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and now I have Vega in my hands I've done my own testing.

 

I've only tested Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition so far, using the new Claymore v9.8 miner (which is compatible with Vega) and I'm getting 32.5MH/s of ETH mining. Compare this to the 36MH/s or so that I can extract from a custom GTX 1080 Ti, and it's not that good.

 

Right now my 7700K test bed + Vega 64 is using 420W of power, which is quite insane compared to the 500W or so that my 6 x GTX 1060 system is using to mine Ethereum right now.

 

I've also tested the Radeon RX Vega 56 air-cooled variant, which is pushing 30.5MH/s or so. More testing to come soon, so keep your eyes peeled on TweakTown.

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