Monero Mining Guide


    If you have AMD GPU’s, you will usually be mining Ethereum or Zcash.  But you can also mine Monero !  Indeed XMR is a great choice for mining, as it uses 10 to 15% less power than ETH.  Here is how to get started.

    First off, you will need a miner.  Of course as per usual Claymore offers a good product, but it comes with a 2.5% fee.  It is the Claymore Cryptonote GPU miner.  There is also Wolf’s XMR GPU miner, and Sgminer-GM.  Wolf’s may be fastest for Polaris models.  Try with 2 threads, 4 workload and 504 rawintensity

    Once installed, setup is with a .bat file as usual.  Note :  for XMR, you can mine directly to an exchange, but you must put your “payment ID” after your wallet address, and not all pools allow it.  Plus some pools have really high minimum withdrawals, so you may be better off mining to a web Monero light wallet and then transfer funds from there.

    For pools, there are many, one of the biggest is Dwarfpool, which you can find here.  Instructions to connect are simple and straightforward (2% fee).  There is also MoneroHash.com and MoneroPool.com just to name a few.

    XMR is most profitable with the Rx470, as it can hash out almost 800 hashes, almost as much as an Rx480.  Don’t forget you can also CPU mine XMR, see the claymore page for a link to the miner.  You can also CPU mine with this awesome new miner, XMR-Stak.