AMD released its latest generation of GPU hardware recently, and as you may know, they go by the definitely-pretty-futuristic-sounding name “RX Vega”. But just how good are these new top-of-the-line cream-of-the-crop chips at mining Ethereum?
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 hashrate for Ethereum
Out of the box without any BIOS mod, it looks like the 56 gets around 35.882 Mh/s (as you can see in the video below). That compares to the hash rates above 40 Mh/s that many have been seeing the with the higher-end Vega 64 model.
It’s worth noting that this number might actually be lower depending on your set up and the drivers that you use. With an assumably slightly different set up, Legit Reviews found the Vega 56 to only get 32.43 Mh/s when mining Ethereum. That’s pretty bad, especially when you consider it’s stupidly egregious price at the moment.
Is AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 worth it for Ethereum mining?
While there are a couple different Vega models out right now, the more affordable of the two is the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 — and the most popular OEM for that card at the moment is XFX. But at its current going prices (you can check out the card at Amazon), it’s not going to be worth it to go with an RX Vega 56 over the more conventional RX 580 for Ethereum mining.
As we outlined in our guide for mining rig guide for Ethereum, it’s best to stick with the most widely-available and cheaper AMD cards for now. That means you should go with AMD Radeon RX 580, AMD Radeon RX 480, and the AMD Radeon RX 470.