I am wondering if there is an advantage in using an OS over the other? I would like to know if anyone might have run some test. I am mostly interest in performance differences between Windows 10 and Ubuntu for the R9 280x using Genoil's miner.

  • The key is the drivers, not the operating system. Usually Windows has better driver support. – Afr Jul 27 '16 at 21:07
  • But linux is much more stable, it's important for a computer that will run 24/7, also scripting is easier. – Nicolas Massart Jul 27 '16 at 21:41
  • I know all the Linux benefits, however, Pabi asked for hashrate. – Afr Jan 3 '17 at 12:08

i use Ubuntu and i seem to get a little more hash with my CPU on here than windows but no noticeable change with my GPU hash rate when i switched.


Ethereum has matured enough where the OS does not matter as much. I think windows always can squeeze out a little bit more hashrate then Ubuntu. But that might not be true anymore. OS is basically become personal preference when it comes to Ethereum mining.

  • Is this fact or your humble opinion? I get the general feeling that the drivers for Linux are not so well supporting the native device capabilities. – Afr Jan 3 '17 at 12:07
  • Definitely my opinion like everything on the internet. I agree with you that Linux drivers are less mature but when it comes to Ethereum it does not matter for older cards. If a new card comes out windows will be where you want to go – jpmi1 Jan 3 '17 at 20:40

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