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Here’s a small ray of light for enthusiasts who are having difficulty finding a graphics card due to scalpers and miners. kopite7kimi has revealed that AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT is only a little bit better than the Radeon RX 5700 XT in mining performance.

AMD’s Radeon RX 6800 XT outperforming its predecessor makes sense, but it falling behind the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 seems odd. It was only yesterday that we heard how this card could come close to NVIDIA’s flagship GeForce RTX 3090 when overclocked. That could be the caveat, though. It has been rumored that the GeForce RTX 3090’s TDP makes it inefficient for mining despite its compute level. The Radeon RX 6800 XT could suffer from the same problem, which would make it a poor investment for mining.

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  1. Question… would we love AMD a bit more if the initial driver releases and pre releases intentionally gimped mining performance on their cards so Enthusiasts had a chance to get them?

  2. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 23427, member: 215″]
    Question… would we love AMD a bit more if the initial driver releases and pre releases intentionally gimped mining performance on their cards so Enthusiasts had a chance to get them?
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    That would be amazing

  3. I think its adorable when Enthusiasts think that AMD, Nvidia or Intel spends time thinking about them as anything else but a small revenue and PR source

  4. [QUOTE=”Auer, post: 23431, member: 225″]
    I think its adorable when Enthusiasts think that AMD, Nvidia or Intel spends time thinking about them as anything else but a small revenue and PR source
    [/QUOTE]

    Well actually young pc enthusiasts today are the IT engineers of tomorrow that know their hardware. If you work on IT its kind of surprising the amount of people between starting and engineering that simply don’t know computer hardware or what it entails.

    So for companies like AMD being able to cater to enthusiasts is only making their future life blood in commercial and enterprise IT richer.

    I speak from experience as a 46 year old pc enthusiast that is also an engineer/architect in the IT space. And I’m a vocal proponent of amd hardware because I see the value and I use the value. Much of the IT organization is stuck on Intel but I’m opening eyes. And that is enriching AMD.

  5. That is excellent news!

    Fewer mining turds lining up to buy all the supply!

    The worse mining performance the better!

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