Based on All About Bitcoin Mining: Road To Riches Or Fool's Gold?, we know that specialized hardware is much better for mining Bitcoins than graphics cards. But the practice is still worth benchmarking.
AMD leads the way, as it has in the past, though the differences between this generation and last are very small.
For the past two years, we’ve watched AMD dominate compute-oriented workloads. It does particularly well in the OpenCL-accelerated LuxMark benchmark, based on the LuxRender rendering system. Nvidia’s Kepler architecture isn't as inspiring for this type of task.
ratGPU is unique ray-tracing renderer accelerated by OpenCL and available for 3ds Max and Maya. Remarkably, the older Radeon HD 6970 dominates the rest of the line-up, while the new Radeons must be content with a mid-pack finish.
- Tahiti, Pitcairn, And Bonaire Show Up For An Encore
- R9 280X: The Tahiti GPU’s Second (Or Third?) Lease On Life
- R9 270X: Pitcairn Gets A Little Boost
- R7 260X: TrueAudio’s First Outing On The Back Of Bonaire
- TrueAudio: Dedicated Resources For Sound Processing
- Display Technology
- Test Setup And Software
- Results: Arma III
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: BioShock Infinite
- Results: Crysis 3
- Results: Grid 2
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Results: Tomb Raider
- CAD: AutoCAD 2013 And Inventor 2013
- OpenGL: Maya 2013 And LightWave
- OpenCL: Bitmining, OpenCL, And RatGPU
- Power Consumption
- Clock Rate And Temperature
- Fan Speed And Noise
- Old GPUs Ride Again, But That’s Not A Bad Thing