GPU XMR Mining with iMac (M1 or Intel)

An example of ASIC hardware

Why GPU Crypto Mining?

But not why CPU Crypto Mining?

Okay, but why does this article focus only on iMac GPU mining?

So, how do I set up correctly in Mac?

  1. an iMac (M1 or Intel-based iMac with i7 or i9)
  2. the latest available macOS is installed (at the moment of writing, the latest version is macOS Monterey 12.2.1)
  3. GPU is not Intel Integrated graphics (which has much lower computation power)
  4. An XMR Wallet, you can use Freewallet’s Monero Wallet and obtain an XMR address.
  5. Admin rights in your macOS (make sure you are in the Administrator role)
  6. Homebrew (can be installed via https://brew.sh/)
  7. Basic knowledge of Terminal commands
  8. for AMD graphics card: Mac GPU Miner (the DMG installer can be downloaded via https://github.com/garrylachman/mac-gpu-miner/releases)
    for NVIDIA graphics card and Apple M1 users: Cudo Miner (https://www.cudominer.com/)

Let’s start (for AMD Radeon iMac users)

brew intall libmicrohttpd hwloc
Mac GPU Miner in action

Let’s Start (for NVIDIA and M1 iMac users):

Cudo Miner (cannot detect my AMD GPU)

Best Practice

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