There has been a lot of talk about the RX 570 and RX 580 GPUs by AMD. Of course, that could be because these are the upgraded versions of the RX 470 and the RX 480 GPUs. The mining community was very excited about the release of the RX 5xx GPU series, however, even though everyone was very excited about the series, there were a lot of differing opions when it came to the 2 different models. In this review, we will go over the differences and also the need for using these 2 GPUs when it comes to Ethereum mining.
Of course, the expectations of those that are looking toward the future when it comes to technology are quite unrealistic really, so users should take that into consideration before wondering why their GPU isn’t able to drive their car for them, although, I am quite certain that Google is going to be making that a reality in the near future. Of course, the people that have the highest expectations are the ones who are usually the ones who are the most disappointed when the technology does not live up to their expectations. You probably have already realized that it wasn’t too long ago that there were only a few hand picked individuals who were testing out the new GPUs. Because of the release to the public within the market, there is always going to be a lot of info that is going be going around about the mining operations.
GPU Features for Ethereum mining
1) RX 570
: 115 W
Hash Rate : 22 MH/s
Hash Rate: 29.5 MH/s
2) RX 580
: 125 W
Hash Rate : 30.5 MH/s
: 119 W
Hash Rate: 35.8 MH/s
Pros and Cons
There was a lot of talk about if the BIOS was able to be modified. Of course, the RX 5xx is able to use more power than the RX 4xx series that had come prior to it. However, even though there was that up in power usage, the hashrate has stayed the same. As you probably already know, this has created a lot of uproar among those in the mining community, simply because this means that there will be less profit that is able to be made from mining.
The reasoning that went behind why there was the lower hashrate that came along with the higher amount of wattage ratio is simply that the BIOS was not able to be configured correctly for the RX 5xx. Although, now there is less fuss over this because users have been able to find ways to mess with the BIOS and also to optimize the GPU. There is also now info out for users on ways that they are able to overclock and undervolt for this GPU as well, so that they are able to fix the hashrate to wattage ratio, making everyone much happier.
All of the users out there that have figured out how to correctly configure their RX 5xx are a lot happier with it. Of course, this means that it is not for those that are unwilling to do a little work in order to make the amount of profit that they want. This means that if you are the type of person who is looking for the easier way of doing things, then you might want to just go with the RX 4xx series.