2021-03-08 13:13:25

AMD’s Apple-exclusive GPU could be repurposed for cryptocurrency mining, for all the good it’ll do

Hot on the heels of Nvidia’s unveiling of its own Cryptocurrency Mining Processors, those Turing-based CMP cards, AMD looks like it’s about to announce its own Navi-based version. Every little helps they say, and so if AMD can make a little splash in the cryptocurrency ocean by releasing its own mining-specific GPUs, then we can only hope that might free up the odd graphics card here and there for us gamers. 

The news comes from an AMDGPU kernel driver update announcement (via Tom’s Hardware) that listed certain fixes for the Linux environment. The ‘Handle new NV12 SKU’ detail in the note refers to a new version of the Navi 12 GPU that has so far only seen the light of day in the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M (exclusively for Apple) and Radeon Pro V520 cards (for pro rendering).

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