There is no doubt that AMD makes best CPUs for gaming, productivity and crypto mining as well. Since the Ryzen processor’s has taken over multithread performance crown from Intel, the CPU mining enthusiasts learned how to get AMD’s exceptional Zen architecture juice in Monero, Raptoreum, Vkax and other coin mining.
Biggest advantage is L3 cache size found in AMD Zen 3 and Zen 4 CPUs which gives enormous hashrate speed across all CPU mining algorithms. Interestingly, Monero and Raptoreum coins remain very popular among mining community due to their wide adoption. In specifications wise, AMD Ryzen 9 7950X is by default the fastest mining processor among desktop segment sporting with 16 Core 32 Thread running up to 5.7 GHz boost clock and enormously gigantic 64MB L3 cache.
Without further ado, let’s hop into Ryzen 9 7950X’s crypto mining hashrate performance benchmarks done by Son Of A Tech YT channel using Noctua CPU cooler at 1.4v on ASRock X670E Taichi motherboard.
Monero (XMR) coin has been around some time and it’s the solid choice for privacy purpose when it comes to strong decentralization but XMR only can be mined using CPUs exclusively due to environmentally unfriendly ASIC mining monopoly took over BTC. So the 20000 H/s Monero benchmark puts Ryzen 9 7950X as the fastest desktop processor for RandomX algorithm coin mining while it may consume 300W system power. Nonetheless, Ryzen 9 5950X may get around 17000 H/s for Monero mining.
People’s favorite CPU mining algorithm is surely be a Ghostrider which is utilized for Raptoreum (RTM) mining. Whopping 4917 H/s RTM hashrate speed belongs to Ryzen 9 7950X at 300W consumption, more or less equal to it’s previous gen Ryzen 9 5950X.
Verus Coin got it’s own VerusHash algorithm and of course it favors AMD processors to mine on network. Shockingly, Ryzen 9 7950X scores 62 MH/s hahsrate for Verus coin beating out every Intel processor.
Another popular coin in the making appears to be Dero using AstroBWT/v3 algorithm in which 12300 H/s scored by champion Ryzen 9 7950X making $0.44 a day after paying for power.
Vkax is a very solid choice for CPU miners especially it’s Mike algorithm provides unique security for blockchain similar to Ghostrider but with minor tweaks. Anyhow, Ryzen 9 7950X wins the same result of 4917 H/s hashrate speed for Vkax coin.
Pufferfish (Bamboo Coin)
Lastly, interesting new Bamboo Coin also prefers AMD CPU mining as a security advantage using Pufferfish algorithm where 4062 H/s hashrate performance gets amazing results for Ryzen 9 7950X with huge profits at a time of writing you may cumulate about $0.49 after slashing power bills.