Are the RX570 and RX580 Profitable? – Mining Spectacle Review, Bitcoin Insider

Spil you already most likely know, AMD released a fresh series of GPUs – the RX570 and RX580 – a duo of weeks ago. Those are upgraded versions of the existing RX470 and RX480, respectively. The RX 5xx series were truly anticipated by the mining community, however, those two fresh models received mixed reviews.

Spil it always happens, there is always a group of people who expect too much from fresh GPUs and thus get frustrated when their expectations are not met. Until not long ago, only a puny number of people were able to test and review the GPUs. Now that more people got their mitts on the GPUs there is a loterijlot more information about the mining vertoning of the fresh RX 5xx.

Can BIOS Be Modified?

This is a topic that caused the most controversy ter the community at very first. Spil wij will review te a bit, the RX 5xx series have higher power consumption than their predecessor while at the same time feature the same hashrate. This made an outrage te the community because more power consumption obviously means longer ROI.

That low hashrate and high wattage combination wasgoed due to the fact that there wasgoed no way to decently configure the BIOS of the 5xx at very first.

Now that some time passed, some users found ways to tweak the BIOS te order to further optimize the GPU. They found ways to both overclock and undervolt the GPU, enhancing the hashrate/wattage ratio considerably.

This movie explains how to do that to RX 580:

While this one is for the RX 570:

Notice that they use a modified version of the Polaris Bios Editor https://github.com/jaschaknack/PolarisBiosEditor/

You can use it with other memories too. It all comes down to straps to use:

Samsung &, Micron = 1750 straps , 1:xxxx timings

Others = 1500 straps , Two:xxxx settings

Also, 1xxx stands for Samsung and 2xxx is for Micron chips.

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Hashrate and Power Consumption

Now that wij see how the 5xx can be both overclocked and undervolted, wij can make a more precise comparison.

Let’s begin with stock clocks.

The very first tests of the boards demonstrated those results:

  • RX570: 22 MH/s on stock frequencies and 27 MH/s when overclocked. The power consumption is 115 W and 135 W respectively.
  • RX580: 24 MH/s on stock frequencies and 29 MH/s when overclocked, with a power consumption of 136 W and 153 W, respectively.

This gives fairly a grim outlook on the fresh cards because their RX 4xx counterparts output the precies same hashrate with an average Ten – 20% less power consumption (both on stock settings and when overclocked).

Firstly, and I will review it a bit straks, the 5xx series excel when dual mining.

Secondly, let’s see what other users could find out after the cards were released to the public.

I will list the most interesting configurations I could find. Some apply only to a certain edition of the card (such spil the RX 580 Nitro / MSI).

AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB &, RX 580 8GB Series Mining Spectacle

Significant: I have gathered this hashrate results from different forums and source, i did not tested yet this cards.. so the gegevens maybe not be 100% that accurate. I will personally review and test each GPU hashrate on Ethash (Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Ubiq, Expanse), Equihash (Zcash, Zclassic, Hush, Komodo), CryptoNight (Monero, Karbowanec, Bipcoin), Pascal (PascalCoin, PascalLite) etc… soon

RX 570 4GBRX 580 8GB

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MSI RX 570 GAMING X 4G

MSI RX 570 GAMING X 4G mining vertoning

Sapphire Nitro+ RX 570 4GB

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 570 4GB mining spectacle

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 4GB

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 4GB mining show

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 ITX 4GB

Sapphire PULSE RX 570 ITX 4GB

Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 570 4GB

Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 570 4GB

MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING

MSI RX 570 ARMOR 4G OC GAMING mining voorstelling

  • GPU/memo clock: 1150/2000
  • Ethereum: stock 22.Two Mh/s , modded bios + oc 27.Three MH/s , 28.Five Mh/s (still good for improvements)
  • Power Usage: 105W / GPU-z shows 75-80W

Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming 4GB

Gigabyte RX 570 Gaming 4GB Mining Show

  • GPU/memo clock: N/A
  • Ethereum stock 22.Trio Mh/s , bios mod + oc 28.Five Mh/s (elpida memory)
  • ZCash stock 273 H/s , bios mod + oc 293.Trio H/s
  • Power Usage: N/A

ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB GAMING OC Edition

ASUS ROG STRIX RX 570 4GB GAMING OC Edition mining show

XFX RS XXX Edition RX 570 4GB OC+

XFX RS XXX Edition RX 570 4GB OC+ mining spectacle

PowerColor AXRX 570 4GB

PowerColor AXRX 570 4GB mining vertoning

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MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X

MSI RX 580 8GB Gaming X mining spectacle

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB LIMITED EDITION

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB LIMITED EDITION mining show

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB

Sapphire NITRO+ RX 580 8GB mining voorstelling

Sapphire PULSE RX 580 8GB OC

Sapphire PULSE RX 580 8GB OC mining show

Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 8GB

Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 8GB mining spectacle

MSI ARMOR RX 580 8G OC

MSI ARMOR RX 580 8G OC mining vertoning

ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB GAMING OC

ASUS ROG STRIX RX 580 8GB GAMING OC mining spectacle

XFX GTS XXX Edition RX 580 8GB OC+

XFX GTS XXX Edition RX 580 8GB OC+ mining spectacle

PowerColor Crimson Demon AXRX 580 8GB OC

PowerColor Crimson Demon AXRX 580 8GB OC mining vertoning

VisionTek RX 580 8GB OC

VisionTek RX 580 8GB OC mining spectacle

It is now evident that it is a vereiste to both overclock and underclock the RX 580 to make it work decently. Otherwise, the most you can get from the stock one is 25 MH/s (instead of 24 MH/s) having 17.Four.Trio ReLive drivers and using Claymore 9.Trio with a power draw of about 150 W from the wall. Not outstanding.

An RX 480 Nitro does 29.Five MH/s when overclocked. A RX 580 stands a chance against it only when configured decently.

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According to several reviews, the RX5xx series truly outperform the RX4xx when dual mining.

It looks like after all, those two sets of models have different architectures. The 5xx might be a bit more than just a downgrade of the widely-loved 4xx.

Some tests of the RX 580 talent those results:

It can also give about 30.Five MH/s + 1450 MH/s if power and voltage are left spil they came from factory. However, power usage increases to about 15% too.

Windows or Linux?

According to one renowned reviewer, it is better to mine with the RX 5xx on Linux, at least for now. He states that Linux drivers work better than Windows ones.

Cooling is very likely one of the best things about the 5xx series. Both the RX570 and the RX580 are fatter and have better cooling system than their predecessors. They use more copper too. Just like the 4xx, the 5xx GPUs come with two coolers of the same size and there were no complaints about temperature issues to the date.

Both RX570 and RX580 are praised for being more silent than their older counterparts too.

Price Switch Prospects

Some people of the mining community managed to get the most of their 5xx and are glad with their purchase, others – not so much. If you think that the 5xx are not for you, then you might want to buy some 4xx while there are ter stock.

You see, it is still not clear for how long the 4xx series will be available for sale. Some sources rechtsvordering that 4xx series are no longer manufactured and will vanish from the shelves fairly soon. If that is the case, then now it might be the right time to purchase a duo.

However, other miners say that it is a good idea to wait a little until the 4xx will naturally druppel te price. While their point seems valid, I am more prone to think that the 4xx won’t be getting any cheaper anytime soon. The reason is ordinary – the 5xx are not a loterijlot better than the 4xx (at least according to popular opinion), therefore I don’t expect a lotsbestemming of people to run after 5xx GPUs.

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Should you buy it? I guess the 5xx are no worse than the 4xx. Some community members proved that the 5xx are even better than their predecessors.

Since RX5xx’s have reasonably low price, it might be a good idea to get them for your equipment if you are buying one. RX 5xx GPUs work stable spil they are now, and one never knows what surprises further patches and fixes will bring. Who knows, maybe the fresh architecture will permit us to overclock them even more or save more power.

Also, the RX 5xx might be lighter to sell ter the future, since they are certainly better for gaming than their 4xx predecessors.

Now, if you do have a equipment of 4xx already, then it certainly a good idea to stick to it. The RX5xx’s – even when decently configured – are not superior enough to the 4xx, at least ter my opinion. They are good, but the 4xx proved to work wonder, and it might be a superb idea to keep your 4xx equipments, at least for now.

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