AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processors are apparently quite efficient when it comes to digital currency mining – according to AMD. But hold your horses fellow miners: AMD isn’t talking about mining for Ethereum and Bitcoin; the red company is instead, talking about mining Monero (XMR).
For those who aren’t aware: Monero (XMR) a form of cryptocurrency that is based off of the CryptoNote protocol. Some of the advantages of Monero is the fact that it comes with no ASIC design and it’s highly optimised to be used with both CPUs and GPUs. Monero is currently valued at about US$37 (around RM158) for one XMR.
That aside, AMD has provided a graph that highlights its Ryzen CPU performance when it comes to mining for Monero. The company’s Radeon RX 470 graphics card is capable of achieving 699H/sec. In comparison, the high-end Ryzen 7 1800X was able to obtain 549H/sec, which is not far off compared to the GPU. Do keep in mind that Ryzen CPUs feature lower TDP ratings compared to Radeon GPUs.
Separately, AMD has also mentioned that its latest Crimson 17.5.2 driver now features support for a six GPU configuration and higher. Do head on over to AMD’s official website to get the latest graphics driver.