Update for AMD Blockchain Compute Driver

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We, the miners using Vega Frontier Edition GPU's, respectfully request updated blockchain drivers, particularly now that AMD is specifically marketing to "Blockchain Pioneers" - our mining community.

The largest user base of Vega Frontier Edition GPUs are Monero miners, not gamers; as such, we are requesting mining-specific updates that we know can unleash the hardware's full potential. The Vega Frontier Edition has nominal advantages over competing cards such as additional memory (16 GB 2048-bit HBM2) versus Vega 56 and 64 cards (only 8 GB), but at present, the Vega 56 and 64 cards run with far more stability (weeks without crashing) than the Vega Frontier (minutes to hours before crashing).

Our community has spent countless hours creating clever work-arounds for the existing beta blockchain driver issues; however, the specific requests below would result in far less frustration and immensely higher customer satisfaction, enhancing AMD's reputation among its blockchain pioneer user base.

Currently, the market for Vega 56, 64 and Frontier Edition cards is a complete sellers market. One cannot even find them, and when we do, the price increases by a huge amount weekly. In our opinion this sets up a clear business case for AMD to invest precious driver development time fixing the issues with the blockchain driver for Vega Frontier Edition.

Requests:

  1. Updated blockchain drivers
  2. Ability to enable and disable the video card in Device Manager
  3. Monero hash algorithm be one of the triggers for compute mode
  4. Compute mode by a toggle in settings
  5. Blockchain Beta drivers be re-optimized for the Vega Frontier Edition additional memory (16 GB 2048-bit HBM2)

This petition is brought to you by the Vega FE Mining Project & the RX Vega Mining Project born out of Memrey a collaborative project platform. If you have Vega Frontier Editions or RX Vegas join or come check out the projects.

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