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 RTX 3070
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
- AMD Radeon RX 470
- AMD Radeon RX 6700xt
Note that NVIDIA GPUs 3080 and later with a minimum of 12 GB of RAM and 8 GB of VRAM will receive the most profitable workloads on the Salad network.
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 prioritize 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 only use your primary GPU. Multiple GPUs in the same machine cannot be utilized at the same time.
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. Quadcore and above CPUs will perform optimally while running Salad, users may run dualcore CPUs at their own risk.
Some examples of supported CPUs:
- Intel Core i5 8300H
- Intel i5-12600K
- 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 in the future.