AMD's new Catalyst 15.7 drivers bring a ton of new features to Radeon graphics cards old and new.
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. Asus Xonar Essence St Drivers Windows 10. GPU Workload A new toggle in Radeon Settings that can be found under the “Gaming,” “Global Settings” options. Dell N5110 Windows 10 Drivers more. 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. Seagate Goflex Driver Windows 10. 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 If you have any results on testing those new AMD video drivers feel free to report your results in the comments below.