We have tested the latest AMD GPU, Radeon R9 Fury X, which just recently appeared in stores and is considered to be one of Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 rivals, for mining.
Its main advantages in comparison with past versions – a new high-speed memory HBM and a water cooling system, which make the GPUs silent and cold. One could expect a high overclocking potential from such a GPU, however we did not see this happening at least with the first GPUs available in stores. We hardly managed to increase its frequency by 75 MHz and HBM overclocking is not even possible.
We decided to test AMD Radeon R9 Fury X for mining on the most popular algorithms. We used the latest version of sgminer with optimized binaries for some algorithms, such as Quark and Qubit. Keep in mind that .bin files which can significantly increase mining performance are not available yet. We used .bin and settings for 280 and 290 series.
|X11||Wolf0 Mod||8.123 MHS|
|X13||Wolf0 Mod||7.176 MHS|
|X15||Wolf0 Mod||6.335 MHS|
|Lyra2RE||Pallas Mod||450 KHS|
The test results are somewhat disappointing at the moment, except for mining using modified cores for Quark and Qubit algorithms, which show excellent results that do not compromise Geforce GTX 980 Ti. Other low results can be explained by unknown optimal settings for the new GPU and the fact that there are no optimized cores for this GPU at the moment.