|Xeon Pl 8180||8,890|
|Ryzen T 1950X||8,527|
|Xeon Gold 6148F||8,000|
Coins currently using RandomX algo
Coins previously used this algo
|Coin||Fork date||Current algo|
Short info about RandomX algo
RandomX is designed to be CPU-centric. CPUs are the most distributed computing resource in the world, according to Howard Chu (RandomX developer), who stated:
"Practically everyone in the world now has a smartphone in their pocket with a CPU and memory that’s capable of mining RandomX".
The goal is to decentralize mining as much as possible, which is why the Proof of Work RandomX will favour CPUs over ASICs for at least the next three to five years, according to Chu.
What about GPUs?
With the activation of RandomX, Chu expects CPUs to be at least three times more powerful than GPUs when mining coins.
RandomX has two modes with different memory requirements and performance. Fast Mode requires 2GB of shared memory but has 4x-6x the performance of Light Mode which only requires 256MB of RAM. Fast mode is intended for dedicated miners. Light mode is designed to allow fullnodes to validate blocks without requiring the 2+GB of RAM, so that small devices (like ARM single-board computers, e.g. Rock64) can still be used as standalone nodes.
Miners supporting RandomX algo
|XMR STAK RX||Windows, Linux|
|XMR Stak||Windows, Linux, MacOS|
|XMRig CPU||Windows, Linux|