The AMD Radeon RX 6000 has come under the spotlight of a recent controversy in Germany where several cards belonging to the family were cracked for no apparent reason. What appeared to be a breach from AMD’s side has finally been cracked, and the ugly head of crypto mining is back on its feet.
Using GPUs to mine cryptocurrencies is a familiar trick in the industry, to the point where many cards are sold out. The situation is much better managed for the time being as the market is in shock. But when German YouTuber KrisFix showcased his 61 cards that were sent to him for repair, something seemed off.
Of the 61, 48 turned out to be completely dead. What surprised many was that some of them died idle. All these cards have one thing in common. All had the latest drivers and all cards belonged to the AMD Radeon RX 6000 family.
Dead AMD Radeon RX 6000 cards appear to be caused by poor storage conditions
Problems like this usually suggest a customer problem, but the speculation was ignored. cardMost felt it had something to do with driver heat control, but this wasn’t the first instance. AMDand many more feared further doom and darkness.
Thankfully, further introspection has pinpointed the exact cause so they don’t have to worry anymore. Radeon RX 6000 The card is from a former cryptocurrency miner and may have been improperly stored.
KrisFix feels that moisture may have played a role, suggesting that the storage method was wrong. The card performed as intended, but the long-term detrimental effects of humidity took its toll. also shows
Many miners often buy huge numbers of high-end GPUs, which is very difficult for gamers. Crypto has lost a lot of value lately and is now more favorable than ever. This is probably why all these cards were bought and resold in the first place.
Recent stories have also shed light on the reseller market in the GPU market and the types of dangers it may contain. Especially with the AMD Radeon RX 6000 family, which tends to be very expensive, resellers are popular because they can get the cards at a lower price.
However, it can cost you a lot more in the long run as the quality check issue comes up again.As KrisFix mentioned, guaranteeing GPU performance is much more than just specs A recent example is another reminder of how important deep and adequate storage is.