AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

 
Whether you love mining or hate mining, it is undeniably a part of the modern GPU market, giving PC users a way to utilise their graphics cards compute performance outside of gaming and other traditional compute workloads. 
AMD has traditionally been one of the best performers in these mining workloads, with avid miners crying out to AMD for a new mining-centric GPU driver which optimises the GPU for blockchain compute workloads. 
 
The Radeon Technologies Group has now released a new Radeon Software Beta driver for Blockchain Compute, a driver that is not intended for gaming workloads but provides additional stability and performance in Blockchain Compute workloads. 
 
Seeing some initial testing from Legit Reviews, we can see increased hashrate performance for large DAG sizes with this new driver as well as increased overall performance on AMD’s RX Vega. It has been noted that power draw is increased at these larger DAG sizes, but the increase in mining performance was more than worth the additional power draw. 
 

  

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

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Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute Highlights


Important Notes

This driver is provided as a beta level support driver which should be considered “as is” and will not be supported with further updates, upgrades or bug fixes.
This driver is not intended for graphics or gaming workloads.


Highlights

Optimized performance for Blockchain Compute Workloads.


Package Contents

The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute installation package contains the following:
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute Driver Version 17.30.1029 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.659.0)

 

Supported Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560  AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics

 

Full Release notes for this driver can be viewed here

 

Download Links

– Windows 7 (32-bit | 64-bit)

 

This is simply a beta driver, so further performance improvements and optimisations are possible moving forward. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s new mining/blockchain compute driver on the OC3D Forums. 

 

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

 
Whether you love mining or hate mining, it is undeniably a part of the modern GPU market, giving PC users a way to utilise their graphics cards compute performance outside of gaming and other traditional compute workloads. 
AMD has traditionally been one of the best performers in these mining workloads, with avid miners crying out to AMD for a new mining-centric GPU driver which optimises the GPU for blockchain compute workloads. 
 
The Radeon Technologies Group has now released a new Radeon Software Beta driver for Blockchain Compute, a driver that is not intended for gaming workloads but provides additional stability and performance in Blockchain Compute workloads. 
 
Seeing some initial testing from Legit Reviews, we can see increased hashrate performance for large DAG sizes with this new driver as well as increased overall performance on AMD’s RX Vega. It has been noted that power draw is increased at these larger DAG sizes, but the increase in mining performance was more than worth the additional power draw. 
 

  

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

(Image From LegitReviews)

  

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute Highlights


Important Notes

This driver is provided as a beta level support driver which should be considered “as is” and will not be supported with further updates, upgrades or bug fixes.
This driver is not intended for graphics or gaming workloads.


Highlights

Optimized performance for Blockchain Compute Workloads.


Package Contents

The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute installation package contains the following:
Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute Driver Version 17.30.1029 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.659.0)

 

Supported Desktop GPUs 

Radeon Desktop Product Family Compatibility

Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon RX 580 AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560  AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series Graphics AMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro Duo AMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series Graphics AMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8500 – HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics AMD Radeon HD 7700 – HD 7900 Series Graphics

 

Full Release notes for this driver can be viewed here

 

Download Links

– Windows 7 (32-bit | 64-bit)

 

This is simply a beta driver, so further performance improvements and optimisations are possible moving forward. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD’s new mining/blockchain compute driver on the OC3D Forums.