Vega’s Mining Powered Leveraged – 43 MH/s @ 130W In Ethereum

One of the biggest concerns AMD had when Vega launched was that miners would grab all available inventory of the card, which seemingly did happen. Now it does take a little bit of tweaking to get effective mining rates with a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but one Reddit user was able to achieve 43 MH/s in Ethereum mining with just 130 W of power.

Reddit user S1L3N7_D3A7H was able to achieve this by setting the core clocks to 1000 MHz, the HBM2 memory clock at 1100 MHz, and power target at -24%. Now how does this compare to a say tweaked RX 580 card? Well with a tweaked RX 580 graphics card you can typically expect around 30 MH/s with 75W core power, which amounts to around 115W draw per card. The RX Vega is achieving a 43% better hash rate with a small 13% increase in power consumption. Definitely a worthy trade-off for miners.

This means that miners can pack more cards in a single system for a denser configuration with much increased mining performance, over a similarly spec’d out RX 580 mining system. And this was all achieved without AMD’s special-purpose Beta mining driver.

S1L3N7_D3A7H also noted that he could likely achieve the same result with a Vega 56 card. If the prices of these card do go down from the current price surge these could be the new go-to cards for ETH mining.

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