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.
The mining perf of 6800 XT is a bit higher than 5700 XT, much lower than RTX 3080.— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) November 13, 2020
Is that a good news?
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.