VideoCardz has shared a peek at how well the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 does with mining cryptocurrency – more specifically, Ethereum. Green team’s new flagship graphics card manages to achieve hash rates of around 80 mega hashes (MH/s) at stock, but when overclocked, it can hit hash rates as high as 89 MH/s.

On the surface, this appears to be quite a bit better than what the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti can dish out. These cards only offer around 50 to 54 MH/s on the DaggerHashimoto algorithm.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 also seems to measure up with one of the biggest champions of the Ethereum mining world, the AMD Radeon VII. According to a post on r/EtherMining, red team’s first 7 nm GPU can hit hash rates of up to 95 MH/s when overclocked.

It remains to be seen how popular the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 will be in mining circles, however. The flagship graphics card isn’t exactly cheap, nor efficient.

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  1. Keep in mind the the hash capacity of the GPU is only one part of the equation.

    At 89MH/s the 3080 is slower than two 5700’s, yet uses more power than two 5700’s, which might make it undesirable for this purpose.

    At least so I hope. Last thing we need is to have these mining douche’s ruin another GPU generation.

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