AMD’s new Vega graphics cards are out in the wild and we already talked about the possibility of them being gobbled up by cryptocurrency miners. Early rumors pointed out that these cards could be the holy grail for miners. The guys over at TweakTown have a Radeon RX Vega 64 card on hand and tested just how efficient it was at Ethereum mining.
Just a few weeks ago there were indications that the RX Vega 64 could be pushing 100MH/s in Ethereum mining, well that is very, very far from the truth. That would be 300% over what the Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti could do.
TweakTown tested the RX Vega 64 (liquid cooled edition), using the new Claymore v9.8 miner (which is compatible with Vega) and they are getting 32.5MH/s in ETH mining. Compare this to about 36 MH/s that a custom GTX 1080 Ti can do.
Also you have to consider that their test bed for this (7600K + Vega 64) uses around 420W of power when mining. That is quite high considering their main mining rig with 6x GTX 1060’s uses 500W. So it does not seem like the Radeon RX Vega 64 will be that efficient for mining.