What an unprecedent turn of events are happening in crypto mining world. Prices for Ethereum and Bitcoin skyrocketed after bunch of news came out regarding Paypal starting to implement crypto transactions and Eth 2.0 bombshell by Vitalik Buterin himself. Anyway, on the hardware side, the Ethereum miners have been patiently waiting over the past 3 weeks about the true mining power of new Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs by AMD.
Just recent launch of RX 6800 XT and Non-XT variant left many retailers dry due to enormously high demand from gamers and crypto miners as well. One big enthusiast in mining world seems to be more deeply concerned about what AMD Smart Access Memory technology could bring to the mining rigs. Exactly, meet BBT channel of YouTube and Twitch streaming. Bits Be Tripping is the full name of popular BBT enthusiast channel mainly focused on crypto mining activities. Just hours ago, this channel’s legendary host Michael D. Carter has had a big experience with full AMD rig featuring Ryzen 9 5950X CPU and Radeon RX 6800 Non-XT model from Powercolor reference design card.
Astounding results hit the internet after BBT host got to know what an amazing tech AMD Smart Access Memory is. A whopping nearly 83 MH/s Ethereum hashrate could be produced by RX 6800 alone via enabling AMD Smart Access Memory for sure. However, obvious caveats are disappointing for dedicated mining rigs with up to 8 or 12 GPUs because you must have B550 or X570 chipset based motherboard and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. In one X570 motherboard the mining rig is able to run 4 Radeon 6800 GPUs simultaneously if you want to enable the AMD Smart Access Memory to increase the hashrate. Also, according Michael D. Carter, Ethash algorithm on Phoenix miner runs DAG file report twice and utilizes almost double the VRAM from RX 6800 GPU by up to 8.9 GB out of 16. Bare in mind that currently, RX 6000 GPUs are out of stock in every retailers’ websites online.
Source: BBT Channel via YT