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Forget searching for cryptocurrency with video cards, now AMD CPUs are money machines - these are the best

Forget searching for cryptocurrency with video cards, now AMD CPUs are money machines – these are the best

In the extensive work of cryptocurrency mining, there are few components that are more keen on it. While the focus is mainly on video cards for these activities, SSDs have also been reviewed, and the next stage is now processors – especially the ones you get from AMD, which have a relatively high cache.

AMD processors are the winners

Thanks to a modern encryption algorithm called Raptoreum, one can put modern AMD CPUs in particular to productive work primarily because they have large L3 caches. The algorithm uses this type of cache to search for Raptoreum, where the L3 cache size is related to profits.

This is how they are arranged

Popular processors for this type of encryption are the AMD Ryzen 3000 and 5000 series, with even the three-year-old processors in the Ryzen 9 3900 and 3900X being good winners thanks to their 64MB L3 cache. In comparison, Intel’s flagship CPU in Adler Lake, the Core i9-12900K has 30MB of L3 cache. While the latter can achieve a hash rate of about 3700 per second, the weakest AMD Ryzen processors mentioned above perform 4600H/s.

If you upgrade the hardware to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, on the other hand, you can see higher efficiency, between 5100 and 6800 H/s depending on the configuration. However, it is not certain that the cost/benefit ratio indicates that the 5950X is the right processor to look for if the goal is to hunt down a cryptocurrency. This is said to be a marginal and disproportionate increase if you are shopping at normal prices. In kroner and øre, these efficiency numbers are in line with earnings not much different from what you see with GPU digging. Raid Mining, who is behind the first video above, stated that he recovered his investment (six Ryzen 9 3900X, two Ryzen 9 3950X) in 284 days, which equates to a daily profit of around 269 kroner.

Below you can see a comparison of the profit level of different processors, divided into 3000 threads, 5000 threads and Threadripper: