Nicehash refutes Radeon RX 6800 mining rumours - Great news for Gamers

AMD's RX 6000 series aren't mining monsters?

Nicehash refutes Radeon RX 6800 mining rumours - Great news for Gamers

Nicehash refutes Radeon RX 6800 mining rumours - Great news for Gamers 

Earlier this week, rumours were spreading that AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series would be cryptomining monsters. Reports claimed that the Radeon RX 6800's mining with hash rates were 50% higher than Nvidia's RTX 3090, despite the fact that Radeon's GPU should consume much less power.

Now, Nicehash, the cryptocurrency mining service, has refuted these claims, estimating that AMD's Radeon RX 6800 would deliver hash rates of 50-70MH/s, making the graphics card slightly better than a Radeon RX 5700 XT for cryptocurrency mining. These hash rates are less than half of what was rumoured. 

Even with these reduced hash rates, Nicehash has estimated that the RX 6800 would still be profitable as a cryptocurrency mining graphics card. That said, these profits should not be high enough to make the Radeon RX 6800 an attractive investment opportunity to cryptocurrency miners. 

If Nicehash's claims are true, this is great news for AMD and PC gamers. AMD will be able to sell their products to their target market, gamers, and PC gamers will have a better chance of purchasing a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card at retailers. While another cryptocurrency boom would be profitable for AMD, it would prevent AMD from building up mind share amongst PC gamers and alienate their target market. 

Nicehash refutes Radeon RX 6800 mining rumours - Great news for Gamers


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14-11-2020, 12:44:07

Still hearing rumours that 6000 series GPUs will be in very short supply at launch.Quote

14-11-2020, 20:15:34

easy numbers.

a 5700XT without bios mod, at stock 1750mem does around 51 ish mh/s. At 1850 does 53,5mh/s (without bios mod, obviously). So almost every 80mhz on the memory, you get around 2,5mh/s (appart bios mod which would take it to 56,6mh/s at 1850mhz).

Since RX 6800XT has 16gpbs stock, so 2000mhz stock, at most it will do 60mh/s without bios mod, even considering more efficiency on the memory.

Now, if the card could do at least 2150mhz overclock, (which i don't think it will do), we could be talking about 64-66 stock without bios mod. With bios mod, i think 70mh/s are granted.

The power consumption is the key question. i don't think it will consume less than the 5700XT so all in all considered, and price included, i think this card will not be good enough to justify an investment.

If you factor the rest of issues (DEFY is dead+PoS in 2021+more hashrate on the network like madness), you have to be really mad to buy anything right now.
IMO, only the RX 5700Xt can justify an investment if you can get it around 300-320$ (320€ here in Spain).

This are the numbers. Will we see better performance on this 6800XT?? I don't think so, but we will see.Quote

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