The latest AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card from AMD is priced at $379, which is a very cost-effective product for gamers.
However, it is also a cost-effective product for Ethereum miners, because tests show that the graphics card has a hash rate of 32MH/S but power consumption is only 55W.
The RX 6600 XT does not have much advantage from the hash rate alone. After all, the hash rate of AMD Radeon RX 6800 can reach 64MH/S.
Even so, this may cause looting from Ethereum miners, because the power consumption of the RX 6600 XT can be as low as 55W and only 30% of the AMD RX 6800 graphics card.
A YouTuber, Dizzy Mining conducted a mining test on this new graphics card. The test showed that the mining power consumption of the graphics card can be significantly reduced after parameter adjustments.
Ethereum mining work is mainly memory-intensive. In the hash calculation process, a large amount of display memory needs to be used at the same time to call the graphics card core for hash collision.
Dizzy Mining used the 6GB version of RX 6600 XT. During the mining process, the memory was overclocked to 2428MHz. Originally, the main frequency of the memory was 2000MHz.
After overclocking the video memory and limiting the frequency of the computing core, the final result is that the core is reduced to 1.2GHz, the video memory is 2.428GHz, and the power consumption is reduced to 55W
The Ethereum hash rate obtained by the combination of the above parameters reached 32.16MH/S, which is also the most recent graphics card ranked by the highest hash rate per watt among new graphics cards.
This may be bad news for ordinary consumers and gamers, because such a high PPW (hash rate per watt) may attract more miners to rush.