AMD deploys new GPUs to mine Ethereum and gets into the fight with Nvidia

Radeon RX 6000 video card.

Three new video cards (GPU) with which Ethereum (ETH) and other cryptocurrencies can be mined have just been released on the market by the American company AMD, one of the most important hardware manufacturers in the industry. As seen, they are teams that promise good performance for the activity.

These are the Radeon RX 6950 XT, 6750 XT and 6650 XT GPUs, already available for purchase through marketplace from AMD. Are they are more powerful cards than their previous versions and they arrive at a time when Nvidia, one of its competitors, is practically monopolizing the market, with 78% of sales on GPUs alone. This to the third quarter of 2021, according to the analysis firm Jon Pediatric Research.

According to AMD, the new cards are part of the RX 6000 Series GPU family, which has been on the market since 2020. They are equipment created under the RDNA 2 architecture and have a design initially intended for upcoming video games. generation (or of the metaverses), although, as is known, they also have a presence in the cryptocurrency mining.

Radeon RX 6000 video card.
The technical details of the video cards are now available on the official AMD page. Source: amd.

In detail of AMD cards

In detail, all three cards have marked differences and similarities. For example, the 6950 XT draws 335 watts, while the 6750 XT draws 250 watts, and the 6650 XT draws 180 watts.

The first card has 16 GB GDDR6 onboard memory, the second 12 GB GDRR6, and the third 8 GB GDRR6. The memory speed of the first card is 18 Gbps, the second is the same, and the third is 17.5 Gbps.

The maximum GPU frequency of the first card is 2310 MHz, followed by 2600 MHz and the other 2635 MHz.

The bandwidth of the 6950 XT is 1793 GB/s, that of the 6750 XT is 1326 GB/s, and that of the 6650 XT is 468.9 GB/s. The memory interface, meanwhile, is 256 bits for the first, 192 bits for the second and 128 bits for the third.

Regarding prices, it has been seen that the first GPU is negotiated for around USD 1,100, the second around USD 550 and the third around USD 400, respectively.

Usually, AMD says that the performance improvement of the new cards is up to 6% over their predecessors, of which they save certain aspects, such as the number of transistors, the type of GPU installed or the clock speeds.

AMD RX Radeon 6950 XT is shaping up to be the most powerful video card.
The AMD RX Radeon 6950 XT is emerging as the most powerful card in the series, competing with others, such as those from Nvidia. Source: amd.

Good GPUs for mining?

While it is true that there is a variety of equipment with which you can also mine, The truth is that these new AMD hardware promise an interesting operation for network miners like Ethereum or its heirs.

Due to its technical specifications,he new AMD products can be contrasted with similar ones from their competition and that have already been used for cryptocurrency mining.

In the precise case of the Radeon 6950 XT, this is a GPU comparable to the RTX 3090 Ti from its competitor Nvidia, a product that has practically just hit the market.

As we reported in CriptoNoticias, this video card consumes 450 watts of electrical energy and it has 8GB more memory than the just announced AMD.

The RTX 3090 Ti, due to its characteristics, would have an estimated hashrate of 135 MH/s. Therefore, looking at the conditions of the AMD product, it is possible to find a similar hash rate, which fluctuates around 120 MH/s.

The 6750 RX is a team that would enter the competition with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti, widely used for mining Ethereum and other altcoins. Here the hashrate would have an average of 80 MH/s, knowing that the Nvidia product reaches 84 MH/s.

And speaking of the 6550 RX, the comparison goes then towards a 3070 Ti, whose yields are similar. The average hashrate in this case is just over 50 MH/s, as the Nvidia card has a hash rate of at least 57.90 MH/s.

GPU rig for cryptocurrency mining.
A mining rig is made up of several GPUs working in unison, processing transactions in the blockchain network of a certain cryptocurrency. Source: mystatic.com.

Although it is early to confirm or deny, it is presumable that these new AMD cards have a performance that gives to speak. Healthy competition allows miners to choose between two big ones, which now seem determined to show their best products in order to satisfy needs.

So it won’t be long before we start seeing mining rigs with 6 or 7 new AMD video cards, ready to start operations and generate money, from good performance.

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