Do you think some optimised drivers could improve performance even further?As an actual crypto miner, I might be interested in these mining dedicated GPU cards.
... Radeon 5700XT GPU's ... are also fairly efficient in terms of hash vs. power consumption. ...
You make a good point - I am a crypto miner as well, and the resale value of GPUs I purchase is a factor in my decision to buy. I use mostly Polaris and Navi cards - (Eth mining) I only purchased Polaris cards with 8gb VRAM, knowing the DAG size would eventually become an issue. Frankly, the Polaris cards have been so reliable I will probably just mine them until they burn out and not bother trying to resell them. I make sure temps/voltage are as low as possible and repaste problem cards. I am very curious to see what kind of performance I can get out of these alleged new mining Navi10 cards. Whether or not I buy them will depend on how much better the numbers are. Knowing that I can fairly easily liquidate GPUs on the secondary gaming market is very reassuring to my accounting ledger. This is especially true when once considers the volatility of the cryptocurrency market. Mining cards and ASIC miners become, as you put it, paper weights if for whatever reason mining is no longer viable. Quite concerning if a miner finds themselves having to liquidate hardware due to market forces.As a crytpo miner myself, I wouldn't be interested in these cards. You can't resell them to gamers when their hash rate becomes economically unfeasible. I've seen so many people get burned with 480 and 580 4GB mining cards. They are essentially paper weights without the video engine chips installed now that the DAG size for ETH has exceeded 4GB. Moreover, they are usually not that much cheaper than the gaming versions, so what's the point?