In a little indicator of GPU manufacturers’ new-found love of cryptocurrency miners, AMD has just released a new Radeon RX Vega graphics card driver dedicated to cryptocurrency mining.
The Radeon Software Crimson Relive Beta for Blockchain Compute does pretty exactly what it says on the tin, optimising Radeon GPU performance specifically towards Blockchain Compute Workloads, the lifeblood of cryptocurrency mining, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
AMD has said this driver is a beta level support driver and is considered ‘as is’. To that end, there are no plans from AMD for any further updates, upgrades or bug fixes for coin miners. This is a once and done drive update that gears AMD hardware toward the most efficient Blockchain Compute possible.
This driver is compatible with every AMD Radeon graphics card series from Radeon HD 770 upwards, including Radeon 200, Radeon 300, Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon RX 400 and Radeon RX 500 series graphics.
If you want to use your Radeon graphics card for graphics or gaming workloads then give this driver release a wide berth. You’ll be wanting the standard Radeon Crimson driver, the latest of which is 17.30.1051.
You can grab the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Beta for Blockchain Compute Workload from here.