The mining performance restriction policy initiated by NVIDIA with the RTX 3060 will not be implemented by AMD.
AMD announced that they have no plans to limit the mining performance of graphics cards. As you know, NVIDIA applied Ethereum mining limitation on the RTX 3060 graphics card. Even in future products, this limitation is considered to be applied. On the other hand, we would like to remind you that the company broke this with its own beta driver.
“RDNA was designed from the ground up for gaming, and RDNA 2 doubles that,” said Nish Neelolajonan, AMD Product Manager, in an interview with PC Gamer. What I mean by this is that Infinity Cache and a smaller bus width have been carefully selected to achieve a very specific hit rate in the game. However, mining specifically likes or scales higher bandwidth and bus width, so there will be limitations at an architectural level for the mining itself. “
The Radeon RX 6700 XT offers roughly the same Ethereum mining performance as the RTX 3060, with the limiting removal developer driver applied to NVIDIA’s board. Additionally, AMD’s flagship is not enough to compete with the RX 6900 XT (55-64 MH / s), RTX 3080 (~ 85 MH / s) or RTX 3090 (up to 120MH / s).
Neelalojanan underlines that AMD does not have any plans for mining restrictors, but they prioritize gamers and adds: “As always, all of our optimization will be the game first and we have optimized everything for the game. Obviously gamers will benefit a ton from this and it won’t be ideal for mining workloads.