'

AMD releases a new GPU driver to enhance mining performance stability

Love it or hate it, mining is here to stay

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 64Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon RX 580AMD Radeon RX 570
Radeon RX 560 AMD RX 550
Radeon RX 400 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R7 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon Pro DuoAMD Radeon R7 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Fury Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 300 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 Nano Series GraphicsAMD Radeon R5 200 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 300 Series GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 8500 - HD 8900 Series Graphics
AMD Radeon R9 200 Series GraphicsAMD 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

 

«Prev 1 2 Next»

Most Recent Comments

16-08-2017, 05:34:51

Daiyus
Seriously? Like it isn't bad enough that GPU prices are inflated and availability is non-existent but AMD are actually supporting these arseholes? I've been a long time supporter of AMD but every news piece I've seen over the last few days has been heart-wrenchingly disappointing. Maybe I will be pairing an Nvidia card with a Ryzen CPU after all.Quote

16-08-2017, 10:46:43

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daiyus View Post
Seriously? Like it isn't bad enough that GPU prices are inflated and availability is non-existent but AMD are actually supporting these arseholes? I've been a long time supporter of AMD but every news piece I've seen over the last few days has been heart-wrenchingly disappointing. Maybe I will be pairing an Nvidia card with a Ryzen CPU after all.
Not a big deal honestly. AMD needs the money. Smart for them to sell to people who are actually buying instead of trying to win over 1 out of 4 gamers.
The supply issue is also in part of the AIB partners to scared to order more stock than normal because they don't want to have a surplus like last time and get screwed over againQuote

16-08-2017, 11:53:16

AngryGoldfish
*tinfoil hat time*

AMD reopened the cryptocurrency mining phenomenon and developed Vega just for it.Quote
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.