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Two new crypto mining cards from SAPPHIRE, the GPRO X060 and X080, have been spotted overseas. It is not the first time a SAPPHIRE graphics card for mining has been seen in the wild, as a dual-GPU Radeon RX 570 surfaced back in August. The new RDNA 2 cards show a greater focus on power efficiency and performance. Both use the PCIe 4.0 interface and a single 8-pin connector for power delivery.

GPRO X080

The two-slot, dual-fan GPRO X080 features 38 MH/s at around 165-watt TGP but could reach 41.5 MH/s at 93 watts when tuned further. This Navi 22 GPU has 2,304 stream processors clocked at 2,132 MHz and features 10 GB of 16 Gbps GDDR6 memory. Being a mining card, there is no display output, and the OS is listed as Linux only.

GPRO X060

The two-slot GPRO X060 lists a more modest 27 MH/s at around 100 watt TGP, but further tuning could achieve 29.4 MH/s at around 60-watts TGP. This Navi 23 XL GPU has 1,792 steam processors clocked at 1,744 MHz and features 8 GB of 14 Gbps GDDR6 memory. Unlike the X080, the X060 includes 1x DP and 1x HDMI for display output and includes support for Windows 10 and 11. It is priced at 550 EUR.

Packaging for both cards is listed as bulk, so buyers would presumably need to buy larger quantities to get them. SAPPHIRE, along with PowerColor and XFX have been quietly selling to mining farms overseas. As stated by some of our readers and others who spotted them over Black Friday, AMD GPUs were available at a number of retailers, so the these types of cards may be paying off for more than just miners.

Source: El Chapuzas Informatico (via VideoCardz)

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