How to set up XMRig AMD?

XMRig AMD mining client is CryptoNight-variant-oriented miner for AMD GPUs. It is supported on Linux mining OS and Windows mining software. The same development team also released XMRig Nvidia for Nvidia GPUs and XMRig CPU for CPU mining. The default donation level for mining with XMRig AMD is 5%, but percentage can be adjusted with --donate-level parameter.

In this guide we will show you how to set up XMRig AMD for mining XMR on minerstat.

1. Address editor

First, open the address editor and save the pool and wallet for mining XMR. We will save XMR pool under (POOL:XMR) tag and XMR wallet under (WALLET:XMR) tag.

2. Default mining client

Open worker's config and select XMRIG-AMD as a default mining client.

3. XMRIG-AMD config

Update the mining client's configuration so that it will be defined as:

-a cn/r -o (POOL:XMR) -u (WALLET:XMR).(WORKER) -p x

(WORKER) tag will be automatically replaced with your worker's name, so you don't have to change it. System will also replace pool and wallet tags with the values you have defined in address editor.

As you can see from the config, XMRig AMD users parameter -a that denotes the algorithm you wish to mine. You need to be careful when setting up a coin you will mine, to enter the right value for this parameter. Possible values for this parameter are: cryptonight, cryptonight-lite, cryptonight-heavy.

XMRig AMD has also a lot of other parameters that can be defined in config - you can find the whole list on the GitHub. The parameter used to adjust the donation level is --donate-level=N where N is a number from 1 to 5, where 1 means 1% (1 minute out of 100 minutes mining) and 5 means 5% (5 minutes out of 100 minutes of mining).

4. Save changes

Save changes and wait for mining client to restart. You are now mining XMR with XMRig.

Please note that if you are using Nvidia and select XMRIG-AMD as a default mining client, the configuration won't be saved as this miner works only on AMD GPUs.