Mining Performance of AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT Reportedly Lower than GeForce RTX 3080

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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.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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