Mining XMR Monero With AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Cards @ Legit Reviews

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Funny how GPU mining has spread, even hardware review sites are getting onboard and a quick look at the Disqus comments proves that zealots in the crypto world are taking notice.  Sadly, only to poke holes in whatever is being reported by quoting and sending people to "other" websites.

For instance, consider this interaction (not a direct quote)

Some Reader: "Oh hey, ya saw your review of the EVGA DG-77, how is the cooling?"
My Reply: "Good man, I didn't see any reason to be concerned"
Some Reader: "Well, this video I watched on YouTube says the cooling sucks so you have to be wrong because everything on YouTube is correct"
Me: *shakes head*

First of all.  Why bother asking me how the cooling is when you are already convinced that it is bad because of a YouTube video.  On top of that the video in question is more of an opinion piece than a review where they have NOTHING good to say about the product.  In that environment, yes the author will do whatever they can to make it look bad.

Second, the case has a F*uk1n glass plate over the fans!!  What do you expect?  Open air cooling performance??  Pfft use your brain people.

Oh.. getting back to the article at Legit Reviews.  Seems good. You (s|c)ould check it out.  In fact here is a super confusing quote to help seal the deal.

AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards do very well on the CryptoNight proof-of-work algorithm and miners are using them to mine Monero, Electroneum, Sumokoin, Bytecoin and Karbo. This is because the profitability is better on those coins than Ethereum that uses the Ethash proof-of-work algorithm. It’s tough to find an AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card due to this. That is why we turned to the readily available AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition to do some manual labor in the mines.

Whoa, talk about keywords.  wink smile

At one point I considered adding CryptoMining to my video card benchmarks however the numbers change based on the difficutly making it pretty inaccurate.  2k Hashes (or whatever) might be realistic at the time of the review but, a week later that might drop due to difficulity increases.  Heck framebutter size can impact performance where the miner will simply stop if the hash gets too big.  #TWSS


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