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Question about hashrate on iMac

Sorry if this question is really basic. I am new to the mining process. First off thanks for the application, it has been very easy to use.

I was wondering is there any easy way to turn up the intensity. I have tried the CPU and the CPU/GPU mining on my iMac. However the hash rate is not very high. It looks like on the CPU miner I am hashing three threads (if my lingo is correct) all at about 50-60 hash per second. (the CPU/GPU didn't significantly increase the hash rate so I have been using the CPU only).

I have also been using a mobile mining software and on my iPad Pro I can do 8 threads at about 60. So I can mine twice as much on my iPad Pro as compared to my iMac. However I would think that the Mac should be able to hash more. I suspect it is because the XMR-stak for Mac is set to a lower power.

The iMac is a late 2015 processor is 3.3 Ghz intel core i5. Memory 8GB 1867 MHz DDR3. Graphics AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB.

Thanks for the help! Again sorry if some of my terminology is not correct, I am new to the mining.


  • Open amd.txt and tweak the GPU intensity (i.e. 128, 256, 512, 1024). Please be mindful of internal temps.

  • Interesting. Thanks for the help. It gave me problems however. Every time I increased the intensity my computer became laggy and unusable. The hash rate would go up as I increased intensity however it didn't matter what intensity I had set my computer was unusable even if I only put the intensity at 1. I google it and looked like others experienced the same problem. However no one mentioned any solutions. Any of you had similar problems?

  • edited March 2018

    Are you CPU or GPU mining xmr on the mac? I'd be very surprised if the iPad CPU was faster than the Mac CPU for this…

    CPU mining wouldn't cause that kind of lag but it's unavoidable GPU mining XMR.

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