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The Definitive Ethereum Mining Performance Article

By: Anthony Garreffa | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 14, 2017 4:09 pm

New Blockchain Optimized Radeon Drivers


AMD might not like miners, at least in their public-facing comments, but the company released blockchain optimized drivers for its Radeon GPUs recently. These new drivers offer some great improvements to Ethereum mining performance, something I thought I'd test fully.



Make Sure To Use The Latest Claymore v9.8


Note: In the days leading up to getting this article up and onto the site, Claymore v10.0 was released - yet there isn't going to be a performance improvement with the new version. I will re-test the cards with v10.0 in the coming weeks, as I'm sure we will see new drivers released that could offer improved mining performance.



For all of my testing, I was using the latest Claymore v9.8 miner and running it mining Ethereum into my ETH wallet @ MyEtherWallet. I've got both stock and overclocked results, with some massive gains across the board - especially for AMD with their new Blockchain Optimized Radeon Drivers... hot damn does AMD kick ass with Vega and Ethereum mining.


Claymore v10.0: download here


AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute drivers: download here

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