With that in mind, all eyes are currently on AMD with its new Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs. We’ve already seen that the Vega 64 (and the Vega 56 in particular) excel at Ethereum mining once optimized. One redditor, however, has taken his optimizations to the extreme, allowing his Vega 64 to obtain a hash rate of 43.5 MH/s.
S1L3N7_D3A7H was able to achieve this feat by setting the GPU core clock at 1000MHz, while the HBM2 memory was set to 1100MHz. While churning away at 43.5 MH/s, core power draw registered at 104 watts, while total card power came in at 130 watts.
“Pretty sure I can get similar with Vega 56,” S1L3N7_D3A7H added. “Things can only get better from here.”
Interestingly, S1L3N7_D3A7H wasn’t even using AMD’s beta mining driver, but had instead installed Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2. According to him, he witnessed display corruption with the beta mining driver and “other stability issues”.
The Radeon RX Vega 64 is currently on sale, although actually finding one in stock at the MSRP of $499 is damn near impossible. Likewise, the Radeon RX Vega 56 has an MSRP of $399 and has been equally hard to obtain since it went on sale last week. AMD has promised to address the supply issues in the coming weeks, and we could see stabilization in the retail sector sometime in October.