AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT Is Allegedly The Efficiency King For Ethereum Mining
Is AMD’s newly minted Radeon RX 6600 XT the most efficient cryptocurrency mining graphics card ever produced? It is probably too early to tell (considering the card only released to retail today), but according to a set of cryptocurrency mining hash rates and energy consumption figures posted to Reddit, it is the efficiency champ.
What about mining performance, though? Here’s the chart that is generating some buzz…
Source: Reddit (Trollatopoulous)
“Hey guys, didn’t expect this to blow up like. The numbers were taken from whattomine (and cross-referenced with some basic searching), I know they make not be 100% accurate but for consistency of data decided to go with one source, I will update as I hunt down some better numbers particularly for better tuning of cards. Only for 6600XT were they from someone else who got his hand on the card early,” the OP states.
They also caveat that even with updated numbers, they “won’t change the conclusion… the 6600 XT is still going to be by far and away the most efficient GPU for Eth mining.”
On the flip side, there are other coins that can be mined with GPU hardware, like Ravencoin, and it is conceivable that some Ethereum miners will shift their focus to those cryptocurrencies. And of course the industry at large is still dealing with a shortage of silicon. That’s all to say, good luck getting your hands on a GPU at anywhere close to MSRP, including the Radeon RX 6600 XT, regardless of whether the chart is accurate or not.