Mining with RX 5500 XT. Hashrate, overclocking, settings, consumption, profitability
Let’s see what the RX 5500 XT is capable of in cryptocurrency mining, find out the optimal power consumption and hash rate for several popular algorithms. This review will focus on the 8Gb version of this card.
RX 5500 XT Graphics Card Specifications
|Specifications||RX 5500 XT|
|Release Date:||Dec 12th, 2019|
|Generation:||Navi (RX 5000)|
|GPU Name:||Navi 14 XTX|
|L2 Cache||2 MB|
|Base Clock||1607 MHz|
|Game Clock||1717 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1845 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
|Memory Size||4/8 GB|
|Memory Bus||128 bit|
|Suggested PSU||300 W|
|Power Connectors||1x 8-pin|
RX 5500 XT in mining, hashrate and consumption
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%. For specific cards, for example Sapphire or cards with Samsung memory, you can get much better performance, these are average, we will consider overclocking and consumption optimization below.
This card is very similar in mining to the RX 580 8Gb, read about it on the website.
|RX 5500 XT|
|Ethash||28.07 Mh / s||80.00W|
|Ethash4G||28.07 Mh / s||80.00W|
|Cuckaroo (d) 29||1.97 h/s||64W|
|KawPow||13.17 Mh / s||92.00W|
|MTP||1.21 Mh / s||72.00W|
Driver for RX 5500 XT
First of all, install the latest driver. Latest driver for RX 5500 XT from AMD official website.
Overclocking and tuning the RX 5500 XT
This table shows the optimal overclocking settings for the RX 5500 XT. These values may differ depending on the vendor, power supply, drivers, manufacturer of memory chips and the graphics chip itself. On average, your metrics should be close to those in the table. Let’s talk about the performance of specific card models and how to overclock the RX 5500 XT.
|RX 5500 XT|
|Algorithm||Core Clock (Mhz)
|Memory Clock (Mhz)
|Core Voltage, mV
|Power Limit (%)
|Ethash||1100 Mhz||+500 Mhz||730 mV||—|
|Ethash4G||1100 Mhz||+500 Mhz||730 mV||—|
|CuckooCycle||1390 Mhz||+500 Mhz||800 mV||—|
|Cuckaroo (d) 29||1415 Mhz||+400 Mhz||855 mV||—|
|Cuckatoo32||1300 Mhz||+440 Mhz||800 mV||—|
|Beam||1390 Mhz||+500 Mhz||800 mV||—|
|KawPow||1400 Mhz||+450 Mhz||800 mV||—|
|MTP||1340 Mhz||+425 Mhz||800 mV||—|
How to overclock video cards in different operating systems?
Overclocking the RX 5500 XT in Windows
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 5500 XT in NiceHash
If you mine with Nicehash, overclock your video card with Msi Afterburner, as described above.
Overclocking RX 5500 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 required worker (workers), in which there are 5500 XTs.
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 marked 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 frequency multiplied by 2. That is, if we need to add + 500Mhz from memory, we add + 1000Mhz. Thus, we will increase the memory frequency by + 500Mhz.
- Next, you need to set the core overclocking value in the Core Clock Mhz field. Here the absolute value, put the value from the table.
- 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 do you know your 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 5500 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 – setting up 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, this works the same as in Hive OS, multiply the frequency by 2. That is. if you need 500Mhz, set 1000Mhz.
- Power limit, W – power limit in watts. The power limit is indicated in watts, not as a percentage as in MSI Afterburner. How do you know your 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 independently studying the limit of your card. You can increase the frequencies to increase the hashrate, 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.
Most often, 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 5500 XT Mining Performance
Energy Efficiency in Ethereum Mining
Energy efficiency RX 5500 XT – 0.35 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 5500 XT — 2,85W.
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.
Where and what is the best way to mine with the RX 5500 XT?
At the moment it is Ether (ETH), Binance Pool for Ether mining is one of the most profitable and efficient pools. Read how to mine on the Binance pool on the website.