We are back to VertCoin (VTC) mining using the new VertHash algorithm, but this time we are going old-school to AMD Radeon R9 280X and the performance these old, but gold video cards from the earlier days of crypto mining can deliver mining VTC at the moment. We have already tested mining VertCoin (VTC) on AMD Radeon 400/500 series of 4GB GPUs and the results were pretty good, but it seems that the R9 280X are still too early to retire even though they have been announced more than 7 years ago back in 2013. Hell, even going further back to the Radeon HD 7970 GPUs that were used for Bitcoin mining back in the early days of crypto we can get pretty much the same results as with the “newer” AMD Radeon R9 280X, so dig these up as well if you still have them around somewhere.
The VertHash algorithm is a memory-intensive one with a minimum requirement of 2GB of video memory, so even older video cards with 2GB or 3GB can be used for mining VertCoin (VTC) after its recent fork from the previous LyraRev3 algorithm. Mining with VerthashMiner on AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB GPU at stock settings gives around 350 KH/s and with modified video BIOS with optimized memory timings the hashrate goes to about 450 KH/s. The old AMD Radeon R9 280X with 3GB VRAM can manage around 360-370 KH/s mining VTC at the stock settings of 925 MHz for the GPU and 1375 MHz for the video memory, but overclocking it to 1050 MHz for the GPU and 1500 MHz for the video memory can easily get you around 400 KH/s mining hashrate. Checking the profitability of a 6x Radeon R9 280X GPUs in a mining rig, and after paying for electricity, can currently earn around $5-6 USD per day (depending on electricity costs).