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AMD Confirms They Won’t Limit the Mining Performance

Not sure what’s gotten in to AMD lately… making bold statements like this won’t win them any fans. In fact quite the opposite … they’re turning to a ‘Nvidia’ if they’re not careful.

Taken from Techspot … Unlike rival Nvidia, AMD has confirmed the company does not plan to nerf the mining capabilities of its graphics cards. Following team green’s introduction of an Ethereum mining limiter alongside the RTX 3060—and rumors that its future products would have the same restrictions—many wondered if AMD would follow suit. But don’t hold your breath: it has no plans to implement something similar.

Speaking about a potential mining limiter during a Radeon RX 6700 XT pre-briefing call, Nish Neelalojanan, a product manager at AMD, told PC Gamer, “The short answer is no. We will not be blocking any workload, not just mining for that matter.”

“That said, there are a couple of things. First of all, RDNA was designed from the ground up for gaming and RDNA 2 doubles up on this. And what I mean by this is, Infinity Cache and a smaller bus width were carefully chosen to hit a very specific gaming hit rate. However, mining specifically enjoys, or scales with, higher bandwidth and bus width so there are going to be limitations from an architectural level for mining itself.”

Source: Techspot


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