Sapphire has unveiled a version of the Radeon RX 570 Nitro + video card for mining Grin cryptocurrency with an increased amount of RAM up to 16 GB. Grin uses the new MimbleWimble protocol and the Cuckoo Cycle hashing algorithm, which is demanding for RAM.
Sapphire has developed a version of the Radeon RX 570 Nitro + video card with RAM increased to 16 GB, instead of the standard 4 or 8 GB. This was announced by the Chinese portal MyDrivers.
This video card is intended for the extraction of the Grin cryptocurrency, the launch of which took place on January 15. It is based on the MimbleWimble protocol and the Cuckoo Cycle hashing algorithm. This algorithm is characterized by a high consumption of RAM, therefore, as noted by Sapphire, the new video card will “significantly increase” the performance of a video card compared to ASIC miners.
The new version differs from the standard Radeon RX 570 Nitro + only in that it uses not 8, but 16 GDDR5 memory chips, which are soldered on both sides of the printed circuit board.