On February 7, AMD threw the Radeon VII into the ring against NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX series. It was not enough for the performance crown in the gaming area, but we are primarily interested in the mining performance in relation to Ethereum – and that’s exactly what we look at a little more closely.
What can the AMD Radeon VII do?
In essence, it is the second generation of the Vega core, which was already in the eponymous Radeon Vega cards used. AMD has changed production, namely, the new graphics cards are manufactured in 7-nm process. Together with the improvements in technology, higher clock rates, more HBM memory and further fine tuning, this should mean a higher performance also in the case of ETH Mining with simultaneously lower energy consumption. Since AMD also provides 16 GB of HBM2 memory for the Radeon VII (and no longer “just” 8 GB as its direct predecessors), in practice, especially memory-intensive crypto algorithms should benefit.
Better than the competition?
NVIDIA has created a stir with the RTX 20 × 0…