Integrated Intel GPUs that you can Mine Crypto Coins On with OpenCL

17 Feb
2014

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If you are really willing to squeeze every little bit of performance for mining crypto coins with your available hardware you should be aware of the fact that you can also use the most recent Intel integrated graphics cards for mining too. The latest generation of integrated Intel graphics does support OpenCL 1.2 and thus can give you some extra hashrate that is more than yo can get alone out of the CPU only. Note that the OpenCL 1.2 support is found only on 3rd and 4th Generation Intel Core Processors as well as some other more specific models that you probably will not have available in your mining rigs anyway. Older Intel Integrated Graphics may support OpenCL on the CPU only, so they are no good for mining crypto coins unfortunately. Below you can find a list of the supported integrated Intel graphics processors that can be used for OpenCL mining:

4th Generation Intel Core Processors with:
– Intel HD Graphics 4200/4400/4600/5000
– Intel Iris Graphics 5100
– Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200

3rd Generation Intel Core Processors with:
– Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500

Intel Atom Processor Z3000 Series with:
– Intel HD Graphics

Intel Celeron Processor J1000/N2000 Series and Intel Pentium Processor J2000/N3000 Series with:
– Intel HD Graphics

Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family V2/V3 with:
– Intel HD Graphics P4000
– Intel HD Graphics P4600/P4700

You can quickly and easily check if your integrated Intel GPU does come with OpenCL support or not with the help of the free tool GPU-Z if you are not sure what kind of processor or integrated graphics you may have in your systems. Be aware that the supported Intel integrated graphics processors will not be as powerful as a dedicated AMD graphics card, but they still do manage to provide a few times higher hashrate than if you are using the CPU for mining and they can add a bit more performance to your overall hashrate. So why not take advantage if you already have the hardware available…



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1 Response to Integrated Intel GPUs that you can Mine Crypto Coins On with OpenCL

Luke

May 11th, 2014 at 05:03

Hi …Could you help me turn on sgminer with Intel 4600 graphic card.I have new build up desktop motherboard Asus Maximus Extreme VI, cpu Intel Core i7-4770K…Any help will be great.
I have problem to start sgminer using only Intel 4600 interg. graphic card …..As far I know from GPU-Z My Intel 4600 have now GPU default 350 MHZ and clock also 350 . Memory 800 Mhz.
My CPU I7 -4770k is overlock up to 4.7 Memory DDR 32 GB 1600…I did try start sgminer for several hours but without success .I like to mine DarkCoin using sgminer .I think that my problem
is that I don’t know how to turn on GPU using Bios and sgminer configuration file…Thank you Richard

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