AMD Sapphire Nitro RX590 - hands on + benchmark

9 May

AMD Sapphire Nitro RX590 - hands on + benchmark

A few days ago we received brand new AMD Sapphire Nitro RX590 for review and testing. We were very excited too see how this latest AMD card does in cryptocurrency mining in different algos.

First of all lets see how does it present in our benchmarking setup:



For testing purposes we assembled a simple rig based on Intel processor.



All tests were run under up-to-date Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with latest official AMD Radeon drivers.

For each of our set of cryptocurrencies we downloaded different, recommended for given algorithm, miner with version as below:

  • Grin (GRIN)
    • Grin Gold Miner - version: 2.9
    • grin-miner - version: GIT 143db3b
  • Ethereum (ETC)
    • ethminer - version: 0.17.1
  • Beam (BEAM)
    • gminer - version: 1.36


Testing procedure

For each cryptocurrency and each miner we tried to find optimal configuration for core clock and memory clocks.

We tested each combination of core/memory clock and did find the most suitable for each coin for you to mine.



Grin (GRIN)

Algorithm: Cucaroo 29

Grin Gold Miner

You can get most profitable results for: 1134 MHz for GPU and  2100 MHz for memory clock.

Using these settings we reached: 1.7 - 1.77 G/s.

Power usage ranged from 76W to 98W.


Using this miner you can get most profitable results for the same setting as for Grin Gold Miner.

However we can reached slightly lower values: 1.68 - 1.73 G/s.

But power usage were a bit lower: 74W - 93W.


Ethereum (ETC)

Algorithm: Ethash


Our test led us to most profitable results for: 1365 MHz for GPU and 2100 MHz for memory clock.

Reached values were quite stable: 14.24 - 14.25 Mh/s.

Some with power usage - quite stable: 93W - 94W.


Beam (BEAM)

Algorithm: Tensority


For this algorithm most profitable results are also for: 1365 MHz for GPU and 2100 MHz for memory clock.

We managed to reach results between 11.2 and 12 Sol/s.

Undergoing our test power usage reached: 107W - 115W.


Looking forward to...


Tags: amd, sapphire, nitro, rx590, benchmark, grin, etc, beam, cucaroo29, tensority, ethash

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