Ethereum miners have been drawn to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 series cards, but AMD now has a compelling option in the shape of the Radeon RX 6600 XT. The Navi 23 card is twice as efficient as a GeForce RTX 3060, thanks to a 32 MH/s hash rate at 55 W.Alex Alderson, 08/14/2021AMDDesktopGPUCryptocurrency82% Acer Nitro 5 AN517-41 in review: RTX 3080 can only develop to a limited extent81% Acer Nitro 5 AN517-53 review : Affordable gaming laptop with RTX 3050Newsmay Technology’s AC6-M mini PC in review: A full-fledged mini PC for the office!86% HP EliteBook 850 G8 Review – Business laptop with a super bright screen and lots of extrasNext Page ⟩
Availability of the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT remains strong, despite having just launched. Prices have not reached astronomical levels either, unlike with all other RDNA 2 and Ampere releases to date. However, the card could yet prove a decent option for crypto mining, even with its comparatively weak GPU.
According to initial mining tests, the Radeon RX 6600 XT manages 32 MH/s at 55 W when mining Ethereum, which still remains popular among crypto miners. To put those figures in perspective, the Radeon RX 6600 XT is about twice as efficient as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. In our opinion, the Radeon RX 6600 XT could become the most efficient crypto mining card of the RDNA 2 generation. The same should be the case for Ampere cards, too.
While we do not have any Radeon RX 6600 XT cards to hand, a video by Dizzy Mining has demonstrated that these values are achievable. By default, the RX 6600 XT will reach 28 MH/s while consuming 93 W. Dropping the GPU clock speed to 1.2 GHz and increasing the memory clock to 2.2 GHz improves the hash rate to 32 MH/s at 55 W, though.
Hence, the card could end up being a popular option for mining farms, which may push up prices. The Radeon RX 6600 XT is a good choice for 1080p gaming, too, with its Navi 23 GPU, 32 MB of Infinity Cache and 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM running on a 128-bit interface.