Posts Tagged ‘AMD Blockchain Compute driver

AMD has released a new beta video driver “for Blockchain Compute” or with other words a driver intended for mining and not for gaming use. The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute Driver Version 17.30.1029 (Windows Driver Store Version 22.19.659.0) is available for Windows 7 and Windows 10 in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The driver supports AMD Radeon HD 7×00 GPUs all the way up to the latest Radeon RX Vega Series Graphics. There are no official details available on what are the optimizations and if you should expect any kind of performance improvement. In fact this is more like a driver fixing the DAG epoch issues for Ethereum mining and it does not seem to be bringing any specific hashrate improvement other than restoring performance for Ethereum miners on Polaris GPUs. There was an unofficial fix a couple of days ago, but now you can use this official beta driver with the same results as the previous unofficial solution.

For more details about the beta driver for Blockchain Compute fixing the DAG epoch issue…