AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series To Face Shortage Due To Crypto-Mining Industry?

The upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series of Graphics Cards are expected to pack the most powerful GPUs from AMD. The RDNA 2 or Big Navi Graphics Cards might not yet be able to earn the title of ‘NVIDIA Killer’, but their demand is expected to be higher than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 Series in a particular industry.

The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series of graphics cards could be in exceptionally short supply in the initial days owing to the Crypto-Mining industry. This is because rumors claim the new Big Navi or Navi 2X based AMD Radeon 6000 Series of Graphics Cards, with the GDDR6 VRAM, is excellent for mining cryptocurrencies. Serious cryptocurrency miners could aggressively purchase several Graphics Cards from the Radeon RX 6800 Series.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 Is 50 Percent Faster Than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 in Mining Performance?

According to a message posted on QQ, a Chinese tech blogging and discussion forum, AMD Radeon RX 6800 non-XT variant is 1.5x faster in cryptocurrency mining than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090. This is a big and serious claim because as per recent testing, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is currently the best GPU in terms of profit including electricity cost. According to estimates, the premium NVIDIA Ampere-based graphics card can generate 3.37 USD worth of cryptocurrency each day. This translates to more than $100 per month.

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If the AMD Radeon RX 6800 non-XT variant is indeed 1.5x faster in cryptocurrency mining than NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 then the graphics card can potentially earn nearly 5 USD per day, presuming just a single graphics card is being used. This means using a single AMD Radeon RX 6800 non-XT variant, cryptocurrency miners can potentially earn nearly $150 per month. The earnings and profits jump exponentially when multiple GPUs are working.

It is important to note that the AMD Radeon RX 6800 non-XT MSRP is only 579 USD. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 can cost at least $1499. Simple math indicates the RTX 3090 will need about 15+months to recover the costs. Meanwhile, the AMD Radeon RX 6800 could recover its cost in less than 4 months at the current rate, and then start making a profit from the fifth month itself.

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT “Big Navi 21 XT” GPU Powered Graphics Card Specifications, Features:

The AMD Radeon RX 6800 features the Navi 21 ‘Big Navi’ GPU that has 60 Compute Units or 3840 SPs. The card has 16 GB of GDDR6 memory across a 256-bit bus interface offering 512 GB/s total bandwidth. The AMD Navi 21 XL GPU is going to have Game Clock speed of 1815 MHz and 2105 MHz Boost Clock speed at reference specifications. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 with Navi 21 XL GPU could feature a TBP of 250W.

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards will be available starting December 8, 2020. The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is expected to sport an MSRP of $999. The Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 will be launching in the retail market this month on the 18th, and cost $649 and $579 respectively.

Alap Naik Desai


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