Mining with RX 6800 and 6800 XT. Hashrate, overclocking, settings, consumption, profitability/ HiveOS settings/ NiceHash/ Rave OS – Let’s see the possibilities of RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in cryptocurrency mining. What algorithms are the most profitable for mining, what is the consumption of cards and profitability? The RX 6800 XT is AMD’s top-end solution on the video accelerator market at the time of this writing. Let’s compare these cards and determine the most efficient card in terms of performance versus price.
Features of RX 6800 Series Graphics Cards
|Specifications||RX 6800||RX 6800 XT|
|Release Date:||Oct 28th, 2020||Oct 28th, 2020|
|Generation:||Navi II (RX 6000)||Navi II (RX 6000)|
|GPU Name:||Ships 21 XL||Ships 21 XT|
|Architecture:||RDNA 2.0||RDNA 2.0|
|L0 Cache||32 KB per WGP||32 KB per WGP|
|L1 Cache||128 KB per Array||128 KB per Array|
|L2 Cache||4 MB||4 MB|
|L3 Cache||128 MB||128 MB|
|Base Clock||1700 MHz||1825 MHz|
|Game Clock||1815 MHz||2015 MHz|
|Boost Clock||2105 MHz||2250 MHz|
|Memory Clock||2000 MHz|
16 Gbps effective
16 Gbps effective
|Memory Size||16 GB||16 GB|
|Memory Bus||256 bit||256 bit|
|Bandwidth||512.0 GB/s||512.0 GB/s|
|TDP||250 W||300 W|
|Suggested PSU||600 W||700 W|
|Power Connectors||2x 8-pin||2x 8-pin|
Drivers for RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT
First of all, you need to download the latest drivers for video cards, download the drivers only from the official AMD website.
RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in mining, hashrate
Consider the hash rate of video cards and consumption. This table should serve as a kind of benchmark for you, i.e. your values should be plus or minus such, with a slight discrepancy of up to 3-5%. Below we will analyze how to achieve such results using settings, overclocking and power limiting.
|RX 6800||RX 6800 XT|
|Ethash||64.0 Mh / s||150.00W||64.0 Mh / s||150.00W|
|Ethash4G||64.0 Mh / s||150.00W||64.0 Mh / s||150.00W|
|Zhash||73.0 h/s||130.00W||90.0 h/s||150.00W|
|CNGPU||3300.0 h/s||180.00W||3300.0 h/s||180.00W|
|CuckooCycle||7.0 h/s||140.00W||7.00 h/s||140.00W|
|Cuckatoo31||2.2 h/s||150.00W||2.2 h/s||150.00W|
|Cuckatoo32||0.9 h/s||150.00W||0.9 h/s||150.00W|
|Beam||36.0 h/s||150.00W||36.0 h/s||150.00W|
|Autolycos||110.0 Mh / s||150.00W||110.0 Mh / s||150.00W|
|Octopus||37.0 Mh / s||180.00W||44.0 Mh / s||190.00W|
|KawPow||33.0 Mh / s||200.00W||33.0 Mh / s||200.00W|
Overclocking and tuning RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT for mining
This table shows the optimal overclocking settings for the RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT. These values may differ depending on the vendor, power supply, drivers, memory chip manufacturer and the graphics chip itself. On average, your metrics should be close to those in the table.
For mining on the RX 6800, RX 6800 XT video card, we recommend the Binance pool, the most reliable and convenient, since it is both an exchange and a pool with minimal fees. Read how to mine on the Binance Pool on the website. As well as the Hive OS operating system. Link to register Hive OS (with the InsidePC promo code, you get $ 10 to your account).
For stable operation of video cards in the rig, make the correct settings for the motherboard for mining.
ATTENTION! In Adrenaline 2020, be sure to enable Fast Timing. This is a new feature in the memory overclocking section.
|RX 6800||RX 6800 XT|
|Algorithm||Core Clock (Mhz)|
|Memory Clock (Mhz)|
|Power Limit (%)|
|Core Clock (Mhz)|
|Memory Clock (Mhz)|
|Power Limit (%)|
|Ethash||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|Ethash4G||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|Zhash||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|CNGPU||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|Autolycos||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|Octopus||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|ZelHash||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|KawPow||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|ProgPow||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
|MTP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP||+0 Mhz||+150 Mhz||80-100% TDP|
Next, we will analyze the detailed process of overclocking video cards in different operating systems.
Overclocking RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in Windows and MSI Afterburner
To overclock video cards in Windows, use MSI Afterburner. This is a free graphics card overclocking utility from MSI. Download MSI Afterburner from the official website and install.
Run the program and make sure that the correct video card is selected (in case you have more than one card). If you have several identical cards, you can combine the settings for all video cards at once. Enter the “Settings” menu (gear icon) – “General” – check the box next to the “Synchronize settings of the same GPU” option.
Let’s start overclocking. If for some reason the sliders for changing frequencies and voltage are not available, go back to the “Settings” menu (gear icon) – “General” – check the box next to the “Allow video adapter control and monitoring” option.
- We change the core frequency (Core Clock) – change the slider of the same name Core Clock (Mhz).
- We change the memory frequency (Memory Clock) – change the slider of the same name Core Clock (Mhz).
- We change the food limit (Power Limit) – change the slider of the same name Power Limit (%).
All the values to be guided by in the table above.
Overclocking RX 6700 XT in NiceHash
If you mine with Nicehash, overclock your video card with Msi Afterburner, as described above.
Overclocking RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in Hive OS
We register in Hive OS. Using our link and the “InsidePC” promo code, you get $ 10 on your balance. For a complete description of the systems and a step-by-step guide on setting up and running mining on Hive OS, read and study on our website.
STEP 1 – Choosing a farm. In the Farms tab, select the desired farm.
STEP 2 – Choosing a worker. We go to the necessary worker (workers), in which there are 6800 XT.
STEP 3 – Overclocking window. Each map in the barn (worker) has a speedometer icon, as well as a common speedometer icon for all maps in the barn (worker). You can overclock or tune a specific map, or all maps at once, by selecting the speedometer labeled ALL. Here you can set the overclocking settings for all Nvidia or AMD cards.
STEP 4 – Overclocking or tuning… We register the overclocking values. ATTENTION !!! In Hive OS and further in Rave OS, the process of overclocking the memory clock (Memory Clock) is different from overclocking in Windows. You add the frequency multiplied by 2. That is, if we need to add + 150Mhz from memory, we add 300Mhz. Thus, we will increase the memory frequency by + 150Mhz.
- Next, you need to set the core overclocking value in the + Core Clock Mhz field. Here the absolute value, if you need to add + 100Mhz, add + 100Mhz.
- In the Memory Clock, Mhz field, set the memory overclocking values (remember, the frequency is multiplied by 2).
- Power Limit – the power limit is indicated in watts, not as a percentage as in MSI Afterburner. How to find out the consumption? Look in the table above the consumption in watts opposite the hash rate and set such a limit, and then test it if you need to add or decrease it.
If the hashrate values are far from the tabular, make sure that you set the voltage limit correctly, the card may lack voltage and it will underestimate the hashrate.
Step 5 – Save Changes… Click “Apply” to save.
Overclocking RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in Rave OS
First of all, register with Rave OS. We will be grateful if you register using our link, it will greatly help the development of the site. If there are difficulties with this system, read mining in Rave OS on our website.
Step 1 – choosing a worker… Go to the Workers tab.
Step 2 – Configuring the worker… We go to the settings of the worker (Edit worker).
Step 3 – overclocking and tuning… Go to the Tunning masonry. And we set the values for overclocking:
- In the Core Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value of the core frequency.
- In the Memory Clock offset, Mhz field, set the value of the video memory frequency, it works the same as in Hive OS, multiply the frequency by 2. That is. if you need + 150Mhz, set 300Mhz.
- Power limit, W – power limit in watts. The power limit is indicated in watts, not as a percentage as in MSI Afterburner. How to find out the consumption? Look in the table above the consumption in watts opposite the hash rate and set such a limit, and then test it if you need to add or decrease it.
Step 4 – Save Changes… Click the “Save & Apply” button.
Important overclocking information!
We take the values for overclocking and adjusting the card from the table above. These are optimal values for a good hash rate and a relatively energy efficient mode. Nobody restricts you from studying the limit of your card on your own. You can increase the frequencies to increase the hash rate, or decrease the power limit to reduce consumption.
HOWEVER REMEMBER, YOU DO ALL THESE PROCEDURES AT YOUR OWN RISK !!!
How do you know if the card is overclocked or lacks voltage?
If you have unsuccessfully overclocked your graphics card, you may see one of the following signals:
- Artifacts on the screen in the form of stripes, squares, and other geometric shapes.
- Screen flickering.
- Invalid balls.
- Dump the card.
More often than not, you shouldn’t worry about this, this is the normal behavior of the video card when trying to find the maximum overclocking capabilities of the card.
RX 6800 & 6800 XT Profitability Calculator
The current and actual profitability in mining on RX 6700 XT cards, see the Whattomine website.
RX 6800 & 6800 XT Mining Efficiency
Energy Efficiency in Ethereum Mining
- Energy efficiency RX 6800 – 0.43 MH / W.
- Energy efficiency RX 6800 XT – 0.43 MH / W.
How to calculate energy efficiency? Divide the capacity in MH / s by the consumption W.
Consumption of watts per 1 megahash in Ethereum mining
- RX 6800 — 2,34W.
- RX 6800 XT — 2,34W.
Consumption for 1 Mh / s is considered as dividing the consumed watts by the number of megahashes.
Cost for 1 megahash in money
You can calculate this indicator for yourself, for this, divide the cost of the card by the number of megahashes.
Frequently asked Questions
Where and what is the best way to mine with RX 6800 and 6800 XT?
At the moment it is Ether (ETH), Binance Pool for Ether mining is one of the most profitable and efficient pools.