Raptoreum crypto CPU mining may prove to be a threat to AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 6000 series due to it favoring large L3 caches in the processors.
With the focus being shifted to CPU mining after the out-of-stock graphics cards, Raptoreum, a new crypto coin named Raptoreum is gaining popularity among those being mined on CPUs.
Raptoreum mining has proved to function more efficiently on processors featuring large L3 caches. The most suitable example is AMD Ryzen 9 CPUs from the 3000 or 5000 series. The large 64MB L3 cache feature makes even a 3-year old Ryzen 9 3900X or 3900 non-X CPUs profitable. A more powerful 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X can offer up to 5100 up to 6800 H/s depending on the configuration but are unfortunately not the most profitable options.
The Raptoreum uses a mining method from the GhostRider mining algorithm to prevent ASIC mining. A large L3 cache is required for intense randomization techniques being used for this purpose.
The release of AMD’s Vermeer-X series having a large L3 cache that goes up to 192 MB may mark an increase in the profitability of RTM mining on Ryzen CPUs. As far as the preventive measures taken by the company are concerned, it has not made any commitments to stop crypto mining on its hardware thus far. Also, as Ryzen 6000 series have already entered mass production.