AMD Latest Driver: 12 GPU Support Under Windows 10

10/26/2017 - 10:43 UTC

The latest AMD Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.10.2 drives come with some exciting new features for computing uses, and that, of course, includes mining. The official announcement of the new AMD drivers has two exciting highlights regarding mining; the GPU Workload option and up to 12 GPU Compute Support for Windows 10.

These new features open an interesting option for windows miners that seek to maximize their mining rig density with more than 8 GPU currently possible.

GPU Workload
A new toggle in Radeon Settings that can be found under the “Gaming,” “Global Settings” options. This toggle will allow you to switch optimization between graphics or compute workloads on select Radeon RX 500 and Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

Compute Support
Radeon Software now supports compute workloads for up to 12 installed Radeon RX 400, Radeon RX 500 or Radeon RX Vega series graphics products on Windows 10 system configurations.

It is not yet clear if there will be some performance improvement when using the compute workloads option as opposed to the gaming option.

Do note that according to AMD GPU Workload feature may cause a system hang when switching to Compute while AMD CrossFire is active, not that you would need to have Crossfire enabled at all for mining, but just be sure that it is disabled if your motherboard supports that.

The Radeon Wattman should also give you less trouble when overclocking/underclocking the GPU, while things are being tested out and miner developers such as Claymore,
iron out the bugs in their software.

You can find the latest drivers here

If you have any results on testing those new AMD video drivers feel free to report your results in the comments below.

Disclaimer: This article should not be taken as, and is not intended to provide, investment advice on Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies or finance in general.