Sunday, August 15th 2021

Sapphire Dual Radeon RX 570 Mining Card Pictured

Sapphire appears to be preparing a custom mining product consisting of two RX 570 GPUs onboard a single card. The board features two Polaris 20XL GPUs each with 2048 Stream Processes paired with 8 GB of ram for a total of 16 GB. The mining card reported a total power draw of 156 W with each GPU drawing 78 W however this number may refer only to ASIC power and the total card draw could be higher. The card achieved a mining hashrate of 59.69 MH/s which while not particularly impressive by today's standards still offers an efficiency level similar to that of the RX 6600 XT. The board features a single HDMI port and no clear branding as Sapphire has attempted to hide their connection to the card by hiding their logo underneath the heatsink.
Source: Saraba1st
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34 Comments on Sapphire Dual Radeon RX 570 Mining Card Pictured

#1
lynx29
Another company I can add to my list of never buying a product from again! Yeeehaa!! that list sure is getting long, but I still have a few to choose from at least! :rockout:
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#2
Caring1
But can it be used for gaming?
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#3
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Caring1But can it be used for gaming?
Dedicated asic to mining, would need a bios mod to detect both dies for a gaming bios in crossfire
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#4
Zubasa
lynx29Another company I can add to my list of never buying a product from again! Yeeehaa!! that list sure is getting long, but I still have a few to choose from at least! :rockout:
These cards are made by a company that also owns Zotac, surprised? :roll:
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#5
TheLostSwede
ZubasaThese cards are made by a company that also owns Zotac, surprised? :roll:
Not any more, they're not, that was a very long time ago.
That said, PCPartner does own shares in Sapphire and they obviously own the Zotac brand, among others.
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#6
lZKoce
lynx29Another company I can add to my list of never buying a product from again! Yeeehaa!! that list sure is getting long, but I still have a few to choose from at least! :rockout:
You will miss out on this one IMO. I think for AMD, Sapphire is rock solid in general. That's all their focus is, they don't make green camp stuff.
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#8
CheapMeat
I love dual cards! I'd grab it for non-mining if it was possible.
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#9
dj-electric
Dual cards are wild. I liked them, even if their micro stuttering and driver issues made it hard.
The market used to be so much more bubbling when those were around.

Shout out to Sapphire's oddball HD4850X2
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#10
DTheSleepless
I love Sapphire hiding their branding on this like "it was...uh...other kids."
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#11
Chrispy_
Seems like a reasonable used of old Polaris chips; They barely cut it for AAA gaming these days and neither GDDR5 nor GloFo silicon are particularly constrained.

You could argue that Sapphire should be using these to make gaming cards to fill the void but at the end of the day they are in the business of making money and miners have money. As a gamer I'm not going to cry over the loss of 5-year-old GPU technology; Nobody should be looking to outfit a new build or upgrade to an RX 570 at this point, supplies of GPUs appear to be slowly returning to sane levels and pricing sanity as supply meets demand does finally feel like it's just around the corner.
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#12
ShurikN
Chrispy_Seems like a reasonable used of old Polaris chips; They barely cut it for AAA gaming these days and neither GDDR5 nor GloFo silicon are particularly constrained.

You could argue that Sapphire should be using these to make gaming cards to fill the void but at the end of the day they are in the business of making money and miners have money. As a gamer I'm not going to cry over the loss of 5-year-old GPU technology; Nobody should be looking to outfit a new build or upgrade to an RX 570 at this point, supplies of GPUs appear to be slowly returning to sane levels and pricing sanity as supply meets demand does finally feel like it's just around the corner.
Couldn't have said it better. As long as it's not 7nm and newest uarch, I couldn't care less what they do with Polaris.
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#13
thegnome
lynx29Another company I can add to my list of never buying a product from again! Yeeehaa!! that list sure is getting long, but I still have a few to choose from at least! :rockout:
You might as well stop buying any hardware then, everyone has done something bad for PR, doesn't mean that they are a bad brand. They don't sell most of their cards directly to miners (ahem, ahem, Zotac) or have exploding stuff with their name on it (ahem, ahem, Gigabyte) or release overpriced stuff that's atleast 100$ more expensive than the other top end stuff of other brands (ahem, ahem, Asus ROG).
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#14
Chrispy_
"The board features a single HDMI port and no clear branding as Sapphire has attempted to hide their connection to the card by hiding their logo underneath the heatsink."

I'm reasonably sure it's not a nefarious attempt to hide their connection, it's just about a zero-fluff, no RGB, no flair, no-nonsense design. Go faster stripes, pretty lights, and aggressive styling add nothing to the hashrate but do add to the cost.

Here are some Nvidia HX mining cards from other brands, and for the record, I adore the zero-fuss, zero-nonsense styling of some of these. I find the whole RGBLED angular gundam-themed nonsense of most Asian vendors unsightly. Give me Nvidia's clean reference designs any day of the week, please!

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#15
LemmingOverlord
eidairaman1Dedicated asic to mining, would need a bios mod to detect both dies for a gaming bios in crossfire
Two GPUs with a custom BIOS are not a "dedicated ASIC".
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#17
RedelZaVedno
Probably priced at 800€... Just look at today's 580 pricing o_O

Chrispy_Nobody should be looking to outfit a new build or upgrade to an RX 570 at this point, supplies of GPUs appear to be slowly returning to sane levels and pricing sanity as supply meets demand does finally feel like it's just around the corner.
I wouldn't count on it. Demand for GPUs is still well and kicking. Just look at how 6600XT flew off shelves. It looks like 32 MH/s while sipping around 65W is still good enough to risk buying new GPU for mining atm. Plus ETH proof of stake date has moved away. I'd be happy if things START to normalize price wise before Q2 2022. JayzTwoCents is even more pessimistic. He can't see DIY dGPU market going back to normal before Q4 2022/2023 when new gen comes out :(
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#18
Chomiq
Miners use gaming GPU's = evil miners
Companies make mining GPU's = evil companies

Something doesn't add up.
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#19
Chrispy_
RedelZaVednoPlus ETH proof of stake date has moved away. I'd be happy if things START to normalize price wise before Q2 2022. JayzTwoCents is even more pessimistic. He can't see DIY dGPU market going back to normal before Q4 2022/2023 when new gen comes out :(
I haven't been reading crypto news too hard for the last week, what's happened to the ETH PoS date?

The ETH PoS date is why prices are coming down; miners have stopped buying cards because ROI is about 5 months and the PoS transition is 5 months away (or was, I thought....)
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#20
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
ZubasaThese cards are made by a company that also owns Zotac, surprised? :roll:
Erm Sapphire Tech its own Entity, not under PC partner any longer
LemmingOverlordTwo GPUs with a custom BIOS are not a "dedicated ASIC".
Wanna bet, ou would need the existing bios to keep the card alive due to being a crossfire card. You cant use a single die bios on a dual die card and expect it to work.
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#21
HD64G
My opinion on this dual GPU model made at GF's 12nm is that since most gamers need something better but miners would be OK with that, it might help saturate the mining sales a bit to allow more gamers get RDNA2 GPUs that are produced on TSMC's 7nm. So, no harm at all to the GPU market me thinks.
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#22
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Chrispy_Seems like a reasonable used of old Polaris chips; They barely cut it for AAA gaming these days and neither GDDR5 nor GloFo silicon are particularly constrained.

You could argue that Sapphire should be using these to make gaming cards to fill the void but at the end of the day they are in the business of making money and miners have money. As a gamer I'm not going to cry over the loss of 5-year-old GPU technology; Nobody should be looking to outfit a new build or upgrade to an RX 570 at this point, supplies of GPUs appear to be slowly returning to sane levels and pricing sanity as supply meets demand does finally feel like it's just around the corner.
ShurikNCouldn't have said it better. As long as it's not 7nm and newest uarch, I couldn't care less what they do with Polaris.
They are clearing out residue chips since the RX 6000 series is in full swing.

These dedicated asics will be limited in supply to be replaced by residue 5500s, 5600s and 6600s which are all cut down
HD64GMy opinion on this dual GPU model made at GF's 12nm is that since most gamers need something better but miners would be OK with that, it might help saturate the mining sales a bit to allow more gamers get RDNA2 GPUs that are produced on TSMC's 7nm. So, no harm at all to the GPU market me thinks.
I agree, just clear out all rx 400, 500, 5000 stock to make room for 6000, 7000, 8000

Sapphire's name fits them well to boot.
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#23
RedelZaVedno
Chrispy_I haven't been reading crypto news too hard for the last week, what's happened to the ETH PoS date?

The ETH PoS date is why prices are coming down; miners have stopped buying cards because ROI is about 5 months and the PoS transition is 5 months away (or was, I thought....)
PoS deadline is officially still December, but there are more and more leaks that this might not be the case. Maybe big players can't close positions until then without crashing the market, so they decided to prolong it.
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#24
Vya Domus
ChomiqMiners use gaming GPU's = evil miners
Companies make mining GPU's = evil companies

Something doesn't add up.
There is no practical difference between what is a "gaming" chip and what is a "mining" chip in this context.
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#25
Chomiq
Vya DomusThere is no practical difference between what is a "gaming" chip and what is a "mining" chip in this context.
Based on MH/s this has equivalent performance of a 3060 Ti. I don't care if miners get their hands on chips from 2017.
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