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AMD Radeon HD 7850 Mining GPU

Based on shared data, this is the third overall best mining GPU and currently offers the best kH/$ and second best kH/W ratio. View offers. View benchmarks.

372 kH/s 1

122.5 W 1

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What currencies can I mine with an AMD Radeon HD 7850?

Short Answer:
You can mine or exchange for absolutely any cryptocurrency.

Long Answer:
There are two types of cryptocurrencies, based on two underlying algorithms. Scrypt and SHA-256.

GPU's and the AMD Radeon HD 7850 are best at mining for Scrypt-based cryptocurrencies, so you should mine directly for Litecoin (LTC), Fastcoin (FST), Dogecoin (DOGE) -- or one of a ton of the profitable-to-mine altcoins such as Lottocoin (LOTO), Globalcoin (GLC), Tagcoin (TAG), Luckycoin (LKY), Diamond Coin (DMD), Galaxy Coin (GLX), Stablecoin (SBC), Worldcoin (WDC), CHNCoin (CNC), Goldcoin (GLD), Digitalcoin (DGC), Anoncoin (ANC), BBQCoin (BQC), Bottlecaps (CAP), Phoenixcoin (PXC), Neocoin (NEC), Grandcoin (GDC), Netcoin (NET), Megacoin (MEC), Emerald (EMD), Cosmocoin (CMC), Mincoin (MNC), Franko (FRK), Feathercoin (FTC), Casinocoin (CSC), Bitbar (BTB), HoboNickels (HBN), Mooncoin (MOON), Novacoin (NVC), Litecoin (LTC), Catcoin (CAT), Philosopherstone (PHS), Noirbits (NRB), Cinnamoncoin (CIN), CryptogenicBullion (CGB), Alphacoin (ALF), Earthcoin (EAC), Spots (SPT), and ExtremeCoin (EXC).

GPU's and the AMD Radeon HD 7850 can also mine SHA-256 based coins, such as Bitcoin (BTC) (the most famous), Peercoin (PPC), and Namecoin (NMC); however, it's usually not profitable to do so. The reason is that you'll have higher electricity costs than everyone else and won't be able to make a profit. Unless you don't pay for your own electricity - then you can still make a profit! You'll still be heavily outgunned if you're mining SHA-256 currencies with only a GPU though.

Thus, if you do want to mine Bitcoin, Peercoin, Namecoin, Terracoin, or other SHA-256 based cryptocurrencies, you should use an ASIC Miner. These types of miners don't use a graphics card. Instead, they use a specially-designed circuit. They're far more power efficient. And also offer you far more bang for your buck. For example, this rig mines at between 30 and 38 Gh/sec -- well beyond the maximum hash rate you will see from any GPU currently on the market -- yet at a comparable price.

I personally mine scrypt-based currencies (quite often Dogecoin) using GPU's only. Then I convert my Dogecoin into Bitcoin if I want Bitcoin.

How much money can you make with an AMD Radeon HD 7850?

The sky is the limit, subject only to how much you pay for electricity and your cash on hand. A huge number of currencies can be mined profitably right now. So the more GPU's you buy, the more you can make each day.

How do I get started mining with an AMD Radeon HD 7850?

This is the best article I found. It's also how I built my first mining rig. The Litecoinmining Subreddit is also a great place to check out regularly.

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AMD Radeon HD 7850 Mining Specifications

  • 860MHz Engine Clock
  • 2GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1200MHz Memory Clock (4.8 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 153.6GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • 1.76 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power
  • GCN Architecture
    • 16 Compute Units (1024 Stream Processors)
    • 64 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 32 Color ROP Units
    • Dual Geometry Engines
    • Dual Asynchronous Compute Engines (ACE)
  • 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 3.0 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11.1-capable graphics
  • OpenGL 4.2 support
  • Partially Resident Textures (PRT)
    • Ultra-high resolution texture streaming technology
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
    • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
    • DirectX® 9/10/11 Supersample Anti-Aliasing (SSAA)
      • Requires AMD Catalyst™ 12.2 or later
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology
    • Up to 6 displays supported
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
    • Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio (DDMA)
  • AMD App Acceleration
    • Supports OpenCL™ 1.2, DirectCompute 11 & Microsoft C++ AMP
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • AMD HD Media Accelerator
      • Unified Video Decoder (UVD)
        • H.264
        • VC-1
        • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
        • MVC (Blu-ray 3D)
        • MPEG-4 Part 2 (DivX/Xvid)
        • Adobe Flash
        • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
        • WMV HD
      • Video Codec Engine (VCE)
        • Multi-stream hardware H.264 encoder
        • Full-fixed mode: 1080p @ 60 FPS encoding
        • Hybrid mode: Stream Processor-assisted encoding
      • Enhanced Video Quality features
        • Advanced post-processing and scaling
          • Deblocking
          • Denoising
          • Automatic deinterlacing
          • Mosquito noise reduction
          • Edge enhancement
          • 3:2 pulldown detection
        • Advanced video color correction
          • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
          • Independent video gamma control
          • Flesh tone correction
          • Color vibrance control
          • Dynamic contrast
          • Dynamic video range control
  • AMD HD3D technology
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFire™ multi-GPU technology
    • Supports dual-GPU performance scaling
  • Cutting-edge integrated display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 60 Hz per display
      • Multi-Stream
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth (HBR2)
      • High bit-rate audio
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV display support
      • 1080p60 Stereoscopic 3D (Frame Sequential Format) 
    • HDMI® (With 4K, 3D, x.v.Color™ and Deep Color)
      • Max resolution: 4096x2160 @ 30 Hz
      • 1080p30 Stereoscopic 3D (Packed Frame Format)
      • Quad HD/4K/UHDTV video display support
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560x1600
    • VGA
      • Max resolution: 2048x1536
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology
    • Automatic power management with low power idle states
  • AMD PowerTune technology
    • Intelligent TDP management technology
    • Dynamic clockspeed/performance enhancement for games
  • AMD ZeroCore Power technology
    • Ultra-low idle power when the connected display is in power saving mode
    • Efficient low power mode for desktop work
    • Secondary GPUs in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration power down when unneeded
  • AMD Catalyst™ graphics and HD video configuration software
    • Software support for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
    • AMD Catalyst™ Control Center - AMD Catalyst™ software application and user interface for setup, configuration, and accessing features of AMD Radeon products.
  • Unified Graphics display driver - AMD Catalyst™ software enabling other PC programs and devices to use advanced graphics, video, and features of AMD Radeon™ products.

What are some other video cards I can mine with?

Nvidia GTX 750 Ti AMD R7 265 AMD R9 270 AMD Radeon HD 7850 AMD Radeon HD 7950 AMD R9 290 AMD R9 280X AMD Radeon HD 7790 AMD Radeon HD 7970 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 270X AMD Radeon HD 7870 AMD Radeon HD 7770



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