Major chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) keeps making headlines amid the battle between crypto miners and PC gamers. Now, the company seems to have made a step forward to become friendlier to those with crypto mining purposes.
AMD Doesnâ€™t Want to Follow Nvidiaâ€™s Path
According to a PC Gamer report, citing a product manager from AMD, the chipmaker has zero intentions to block crypto mining operations on its devices. â€œThe short answer is no,â€ said Nish Neelalojanan, a product manager of the firm.
Crypto miners were concerned about AMDâ€™s possibility of implementing the same measures as its competitor, Nvidia, which recently implemented a limiter on its graphic processor units (GPUs) for ethereum (ETH) mining.
Specifically, Nvidia made the maneuver on the Geforce RTX 3090 graphics cards in the wake of the gaming communityâ€™s complaints.
PC Gaming Will Remain the Highest Priority, AMD Says
But the AMD product manager further clarified:
That said, Neelalojanan pointed out that AMDâ€™s focus is still on improving its devices by giving gaming the highest priority. AMD Navi 21 chip is capable of handling around 58-64 MH/s for mining ETH.
As Bitcoin.com News reported on March 9, 2021, the Navi 12 GPU wonâ€™t support VCN (video core next), a requirement for PC gaming purposes, and making it the proper candidate for crypto mining.
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