AMD’s 2 year old Radeon VII is better for cryptocurrency mining than it ever was for gaming

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The AMD Radeon VII was one of the worst graphics card deals of all time, and yet two years later it’s actually the finest the red team has to offer GPU-based cryptocurrency miners. You might have assumed that the Radeon RX 6900 XT, with its $999 MSRP and powerful 7nm Navi 21 GPU would be the king of that much-maligned castle, but it’s actually a long, long way behind the old Vega-based card.

In fact, with some Linux tweakery the Radeon VII can push over 100 MH/s when mining Ethereum, which puts it within touching distance of the absolute top of the pile, the GeForce RTX 3090. Even without messing with AMD’s first 7nm GPU the card is still capable of beating the GeForce RTX 3080.

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