AMD/XFX BC-160 crypto GPU teased: 8GB HBM2, 150W, 72MH/s mining ETH

AMD/XFX BC-160 crypto mining card: Navi 12 GPU with 8GB HBM2 memory, up to 72MH/s of ETH mining power, with 150W power consumption.

Published Oct 13, 2021 8:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Nov 8 2021 6:04 AM CST
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It looks like AMD has plenty of GPUs but just not for gamers, with a new crypto mining GPU spotted in a new AMD BC-160 mining card.

AMD/XFX BC-160 crypto GPU teased: 8GB HBM2, 150W, 72MH/s mining ETH 01

The new AMD BC-160 mining card uses a Navi 12-based GPU with 2560 Stream Processors and 8GB of HBM2 memory at 1.54Gbps on a 2048-bit memory bus. There's 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors required, with 150W TGP which isn't too bad considering it can mine ETH at around 69-72MH/s.

XFX China is reportedly the company designing the AMD BC-160 mining card, with a cluster of these new AMD BC-160 mining cards each hitting 72MH/s. There's 8 of the AMD BC-160 mining cards in this system, for a total of 579MH/s of ETH mining power, once again -- not bad for around 1000W of power.

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This new AMD BC-160 mining card reportedly has 8GB of HBM2 memory with 4Gbps speeds, which isn't available for HBM2 on other cards. These new high speeds are meant to debut with the newer HBM3 standard, but this could very well be a mistake -- intentional or not -- in the marketing materials that have been leaked.

I guess we'll wait and see, but if this card is real it represents yet another Navi GPU and other required parts to make this card (and I'm sure thousands of others) while gamers are combating insanely over-priced GPUs, including the just-launched AMD Radeon RX 6600.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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