Is My Machine Compatible With Salad?
Salad supports both GPU and CPU mining.
Salad supports most Dedicated GPUs with at least 2GB of VRAM from recent generations. This generally means that GT/GTX 900 series NVIDIA GPUs, and R9 300 series AMD GPUs and up should work. There are a few exceptions to this however on older cards, and some may not work even if meeting the VRAM requirement of 2GB.
Some examples of supported Graphics Cards:
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
- AMD Radeon RX 470
- AMD Radeon RX 6700xt
Salad does not currently support Intel dedicated GPUs, or Intel integrated GPUs. Salad does support systems with only AMD Integrated Vega Graphics (Vega 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) installed, as long as they are the only GPU in the system. If you have a dedicated GPU along with your Integrated AMD GPU, it may not be used.
In systems with multiple dedicated GPUs, Salad will prioritise workloads for the first GPU in the system, usually the one installed in the PCIe slot closest to your CPU. This means that if you have conflicting GPU models (for example, an NVIDIA and an AMD GPU) installed in your machine that cannot all run under the same workload, Salad will not run on the additional GPUs.
Salad supports most 64bit x86 CPUs from within the past 10 years, providing they meet the CPU Cache requirements. Salad requires 2MB of CPU L3 cache per CPU core. If you are unsure how much cache your CPU has, you can find this by googling your CPU model and reading the manufacturers page.
Salad also requires a minimum of 256mb of System RAM installed in order to operate under CPU mining. We recommend having at least 4-6GB installed, and to close other open applications or programs.
Some examples of supported CPUs:
- Intel Core i3 2100
- Intel Core i5 8300H
- AMD Ryzen 3 3100
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800x
You can find your CPU on the same page as your GPU, after selecting CPU at the top of the page.
If you’re unable to find your machine’s CPU or GPU, or think that something else may be causing your PC to be incompatible with Salad, feel free to visit our community forums or try out our Community Support on Discord.
We recommend enabling as much hardware in your system as you can, to maximize your chances of finding a compatible workload. We are always adding new workloads, so we recommend leaving your hardware enabled, even if it isn't currently supported. We may add a new workload that is compatible with your machine.