Sapphire Technology has unveiled a new member to its family of GPUs, the Sapphire RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain, which, as the name suggests, is specially designed for mining crypto currencies.

Sapphire RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain

The Sapphire RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain graphics card features 2,304 Stream Processors, which is same as a standard Radeon RX 570. The 16 GB of GDDR5 VRAM is surely an upgrade. Most of the other specs are same as a normal Radeon RX570 though, the memory still has a 256-bit wide interface, and memory bandwidth remains at 224 GB/s. There are no details about the GPU’s clock or memory speeds revealed yet.

Design wise, the Sapphire RX 570 16GB Blockchain sports a dual-slot design featuring the company’s Dual-X cooling system. The cooling system comes with two dual-ball 95mm cooling fans. The fans have Sapphire’s Quick Connect Fan Technology where the fans are held in place with a single screw. This allows the user to change fans quite easily, whenever needed. The GPU is based on AMD’s Polaris 20 architecture and is manufactured on 14 nm process node by GlobalFoundries.

Sapphire Radeon RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain

The GPU carry one 8-pin PCIe power connector and has a TDP of around 175 Watt. The only display output comes from its single HDMI port.

When it comes to crypto mining, Sapphire RX 570 is able to mine the recently launched Grin Coin, Cuckaroo 29+ and Cuckatoo 31+. It’s claimed that the GPU can perform in the range of 0.42 GPS in Cuckatoo 31+. The support can be extended to even Cuckatoo 32+ with a minor driver update. The Cucaktoo and Cuckaroo algorithms take up anywhere between 5.5 GB and 11 GB of RAM space, so the 16 GB VRAM on the Sapphire RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain is enough for people looking to mine these currencies.

The pricing for Sapphire RX 570 16 GB HDMI Blockchain has not been revealed yet. It will be available to purchase from Sapphire’s official website soon.


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