AMD’s latest RDNA 2 graphics card is a worse pick than its predecessor when it comes to mining the Ethereum network’s native cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH). This is according to new tests published by the Crypto Mining Blog, which revealed that the Radeon RX 6700 XT’s ETH hash rate is around 43.5 MH/s. The Navi 10-based Radeon RX 5700 XT, on the other hand, features an ETH hash rate of around 54.28 MH/s.
“No surprises here and pretty much on par with what we have assumed the RX 6700 XT would be capable of, based on its specifications that are very similar to the ones of the performance limited Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU,” the editor wrote. “The good news on the new AMD GPU is that there is no artificial performance limiter present, so Ethereum mining hashrate will be around 43 MH/s stock and with overclock of the video memory up to about 47-48 MH/s are apparently possible.”
“[…] the Ethereum mining performance is similar to the one offered by the RTX 3060 or more specifically what it is capable, but is artificially limited by Nvidia. Mining Ravencoin (RVN) with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT also shows very similar performance with 22.7 MH/s hashrate at stock settings. Since the RTX 3060 is not artificially limited for half performance on all algorithms, the GPU is capable of delivering around 22 MH/s for RVN mining which is almost the same as the RX 6700 XT.”
Crypto Mining Blog’s findings echo those of TweakTown’s, which previously reported that the ETH mining performance of AMD’s Radeon RX 6700 XT hovered around 40 MH/s. The hope here is that more of these graphics cards will go to gamers, as the slower hash rate might compel miners to seek better alternatives.