Retail staff reports high levels of mining performance on AMD's RX Vega

Are miners going to cause another GPU shortage?

Retail staff reports high levels of mining performance with AMD's RX Vega

Retail staff reports high levels of mining performance with AMD's RX Vega

 
A member of Overclockers UK staff, Gibbo, has reported that AMD's Vega series cards offer some insane levels of mining performance with hash rates of "between 70 and 100" per card. To put this into perspective RX 580 GPUs can achieve hashrates of around 26-29. 
 
If this is true AMD's RX Vega series GPUs are mining beasts, with the potential to offer a greater hastrate per watt than AMD's existing RX 500/400 series GPU lineup. To be clear, this data should be considered nothing more than a rumour at this time, as no first-hand coin mining data has been released.   
 
Gibbo has been a reliable source of information in the past, stating on the Overclockers UK forums that they are trying their best to come up with preventative measures that will prevent miners from "wiping all the stock out within 5 minutes of product going live". Perhaps Overclockers UK are planning to only sell one GPU per customer or implement some other sales tactic to ensure that as many RX Vega GPUs land into the hands of gamers as possible.  
 
Note that this level of mining performance is a lot higher than what was presented with AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, though it is also known that certain Vega-specific features and instructions are disabled on that devices current drivers.  

  

Retail staff reports high levels of mining performance with AMD's RX Vega


Gibbo has stated that his information has come from one of AMD's AIB partners, though there is no way of validating this information until GPUs are in the hands of reviewers or consumers. 

This is one of the few cases where we hope that a new product actually performs worse than what rumours suggest, as this level of mining performance could cause another AMD GPU shortage and leave Vega out of the hands of PC gamers. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's RX Vega's rumoured mining performance on the OC3D Forums.  

  

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03-08-2017, 12:10:48

Wraith
Not a good start for anyone at launch but just think about the lovely cheap abused cards that'll be going in a few months time when the currency crashes. Quote

03-08-2017, 12:19:20

WYP
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Not a good start for anyone at launch but just think about the lovely cheap abused cards that'll be going in a few months time when the currency crashes.
I think we should get TTL towers mining so that the crash happens sooner. Quote

03-08-2017, 12:27:28

looz
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Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Not a good start for anyone at launch but just think about the lovely cheap abused cards that'll be going in a few months time when the currency crashes.
On that note, is there any evidence that mining is actually harmful?

To me it doesn't sound too logical, since if anything, they'll be running at a stable temperature, avoiding any wear from thermal expansion and contraction.

And of course miners have the incentive to not let them thermal throttle either.Quote

03-08-2017, 12:54:54

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
On that note, is there any evidence that mining is actually harmful?

To me it doesn't sound too logical, since if anything, they'll be running at a stable temperature, avoiding any wear from thermal expansion and contraction.

And of course miners have the incentive to not let them thermal throttle either.
It is harmful, trust me. It's not just that the card is running 100% all of the time it's also moisture in the air. I have seen ex mining cards and they make nothing. Seen 290s sell for £40 because they squealed and the solder joints had turned white from going dry. All that heat cooks the flux and makes it dry out and harden etc. The black PCB had gone white too.

So yeah, it buggers hardware. Well, not so much the hardware but the components. When Nvidia and AMD design VRMs they do not design them to run at 100% all of the time. Even when gaming your GPU gets a few breaks from cut scenes/loading etc.Quote

03-08-2017, 13:13:14

NeverBackDown
Definitely ruins hardware


So i guess AMD were right. They delayed the launch to prevent the mining crowd from destroying there launch. Gave them even more time for stock buildup but it probably won't help. Miners will no doubt gobble these up. I just hope some gamers get some.Quote
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