If the rumors are true, then the new AMD Radeon RX 6800 (not the RX 6800XT) is 50% better at mining for cryptocurrency than the current crypto champion, the Nvidia RTX 3090.
When taking into account the associated costs of cryptocurrency mining, as explained by Video cardsthe RTX 3090 can generate about $ 3.37 / £ 2.63 / AU $ 4.72 worth of cryptocurrency per day, or about $ 103 / £ 80 / AU $ 144 per month. The RX 6800, meanwhile, can potentially mine about $ 5.00 / £ 3.90 / AU $ 7.00 per day, or about $ 152 / £ 118 / AU $ 213 per month.
Mining performance rumors were initially – appropriately – posted on Chinese messaging service QQ and later reprinted Chiphell. Right now this is just a rumor so it shouldn’t be taken as gospel, but it is understandably disturbing to many.
How crypto mining could cause stock shortages on the new Radeon RX 6800
A specter of rampant capitalism haunting the PC game scene, cryptominers have been popping up for years, paying exorbitant prices for GPUs, which they then use 24/7 to solve complicated math problems that then generate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
While the number of miners buying up GPU stock has declined across the board since the dizzy heights of the Bitcoin boom a few years ago, demand has steadily returned. Now, with the launch of more powerful graphics cards from both Nvidia and AMD at a lower price than the previous generation cards they are replacing, it looks like the cryptominers may be aggressively buying up stocks again.
One of the biggest problems with the launch of the Nvidia Ampere graphics cards was that the GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 sold out at every retailer within seconds of the sale.
This may have been a function of bots and eBay profiteers taking the cards away before the PC enthusiast and gaming public could go through the checkout process.
If it turns out that the RX 6800 – the least expensive of the three AMD RX 6000 series cards announced so far – beats the current GPU profitability champion when it comes to mining, then that’s almost certainly an excellent candidate for crypto mining related. shortages.
Fortunately, AMD seems to be anticipating this and it appears that a new GPU is in the works specifically designed with cryptominers in mind. Hopefully that will give the rest of us the chance to get hold of one of these new cards for ourselves.