Graphics card (GPU) maker AMD is rolling out new software geared specifically for cryptocurrency mining.
As detailed on its website, the "Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute" is described as a beta-level driver aimed at improving the performance of GPUs used for mining, the process by which new transactions are added to a blockchain, creating new tokens as a reward along the way.
Indeed, both AMD and rival chip maker Nvidia have been taking advantage of the boom for graphics cards.
That said, the release of the driver – a piece of software that enables computers to communicate with hardware components – signals that AMD is looking to keep miners around, at least in the near-term. AMD published the driver as a beta release, noting that it "will not be supported with further updates, upgrades or bug fixes."