AMD adds Radeon Vega Frontier Edition support to their Radeon Software Mining driver

AMD adds Radeon Vega Frontier Edition support to their Radeon Software Mining driver

AMD adds Radeon Vega Frontier Edition support to their Radeon Software Mining driver

 

AMD has released a new version of their new block-chain compute driver for their Radeon GPUs, offering support for the company’s Radeon Vega Frontier EDition GPU as well as AMD’s R-series GPUs.    a driver that is not intended for gaming workloads but provides additional stability and performance in Blockchain Compute workloads. 

This driver is not intended for gaming workloads but provides additional stability and performance in Blockchain Compute workloads, allowing Radeon GPUs to offer more performance at larger DAG sizes and slightly boosted performance on AMD’s Vega series of GPUs.

Seeing some initial testing from Legit Reviews using AMD’s original block-chain driver, 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)

 

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.
    • – 64 Bit drivers for Windows 10 & Windows 7 updated to include support for Radeonâ„¢ Vega Frontier Edition  (8/23/2017)

 

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 series Radeon Vega FE
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. 

 

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