Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mining With AMD & Nvidia Card Mining In Same Rig


So I was searching to find out if I could put a RX480 in my main rig alongside my GTX1070 and have them both mining together. Tons of Google searches later I really did not get a definitive answer, some people yes some people no. The idea originally was to build a seperate rig with a couple of 480's but at the moment I cannot afford to buy all the cards at once. So the first 480 turned up and after all the Google searches I thought I will chuck it in my main rig whats the worst that can happen.....

Once the card was installed windows booted and detected the 1070 and the 480, perfect. So I then visited the AMD drivers website and downloaded the BASIC drivers, these are the ones that aren't full of AMD programs and installs the bare minimum for the card. This installed fine, for me to monitor temperatures and clock speed of the 480 I had to have a HDMi plugged into it.

So, HDMI plugged in and my next issue was what to mine with? I kept with Nicehash as its nice and simple to get going. So I opened one instance first which detected both cards, I then benchmarked the 480 and left the 1070 unticked. Clicked start and boom it started mining! So now just the 1070, simple really... Opened another instance of Nicehash with the 480 unticked and boom the 1070 started mining aswell (see screenshot)

In all honesty is quite a basic bit of information I have given you but there isn't really much out there on this subject. Do you run a multi make mining rig?

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