Mining with SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon™ RX 560 4GD5 Review

Updated: 17 December, 2017 seen 6,240

This Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card is the first I've put on test for mining ethereum.

Bought it at about $190 at local Tbilisi electronics shop, but you could get this card from Amazon for about $130.

Out of the box, I was able to get 10.72MH/s for Ether and 85.74 MH/s for dual mining Siacoin, on average by mining with this card only I'm able to make about $0.98 daily, which gives about 190 days for ROI. See: I'm Making $0.98 Per Day By Mining Ethereum and Siacoin, and I want MORE!

Cat waiting for the first mining rig to be built

Cat waiting for the first mining rig to be built

Currently, this card is installed on a desktop PC (single graphics card mining) and while it was in closed tower noticed following measurements for temperature and fan speed

  • 75 Celsius
  • 48% Fan speed

As I was not happy with +75 Celsius, I decided to remove the cover and shortly temperature and fan speed dropped:

  • 67 Celsius
  • 27% Fan speed

Now, I believe lower temperatures and slower fan speed will extend the total lifetime of for this card. And that's great. 

I haven't yet performed optimization for this card (overclocking) but I believe it's possible to get about 10% improvement for it.


The Bottom Line

I wouldn't probably recommend this card as a basic card for your mining rig. Theoretically, you could build a cheap mining 6 GPU rig consisting of these cards for about $ 1,000, that would give you about 60-65MH/s for ethereum mining. 

On the other hand, if you are just starting out and would love to test how mining actually works, this could be a great seed investment to learn more.

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Hi! My name is Reinis Fischer (38), a proud dad and devoted husband. CEO and Founder of Terramatris crypto hedge fund, drone enthusiast, world traveler, photographer, and passionate lover of Georgian cuisine (vegetarian).

An ex-pat living in Georgia since 2011, I trade stocks, take photographs, work out at the gym, and many more. Here I write about travel, finance, and other things that might interest me.