Sapphire’s RDNA 2-based mining cards revealed


A scorching potato: Given the chip scarcity and its impact on graphics playing cards’ availability/costs, utilizing gaming GPUs in mining playing cards is a controversial transfer, however it does occur. Becoming a member of the businesses that interact on this apply is Sapphire, which has created the X080 and X060 mining playing cards primarily based on AMD’s RDNA 2 structure discovered within the Radeon RX 6000 collection.

The pictures and spec sheets for the 2 graphics playing cards, the Sapphire GPRO X080 & the GPRO X060, have been leaked by El Chapuza Informatico (through VideoCardz), exhibiting their Ethash efficiency and different particulars.

The Sapphire GPRO X080 makes use of a Navi 22 GPU with 2,304 cores (36 CUs), a clock pace reaching 2,132 MHz, and options 10GB of 160-bit GDDR6 reminiscence clocked at 16 Gbps, giving a bandwidth of 320 GB/s. It makes use of the PCIe Gen 4.0 x16 interface and solely works with Linux. As with many different mining playing cards, it lacks any show outputs.

The Sapphire GPRO X080 provides round 38.05 MH/s@165W, although it may be tuned to ~41.6 MH/s@93W. For comparability, the Navi 23-based Radeon RX 6600 XT has a tuned mining efficiency of 32 MH/s@55W.

The GPRO X060, in the meantime, is a Navi 23 XL-based miner with 1,792 Stream Processors clocked at 2,044 MHz and a reminiscence clock of 14Gbps. It options 8GB of GDDR6 reminiscence throughout a 128-bit interface. The cardboard works with each Home windows and Linux, is bought in bulk, and, considerably unusually, it has a DisplayPort and HDMI. Ethereum miners can get 28 MH/s at its default TGP of 100W and as much as 30 MH/s@60W with tuned settings.

The GPRO X080 is priced at 750 Euros ($851), and the GPRO X060 is 550 Euros ($624).

In contrast to Nvidia with its LHR and CMP playing cards, AMD has completed little to handle the issue of miners snapping up what few graphics playing cards are left. It was even pressured to disclaim that it prioritizes its merchandise for miners on the expense of avid gamers. Board companions are so involved concerning the dangerous publicity that comes from creating mining-specific playing cards that many sneak them out below the radar, identical to XFX did with this one.

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