This page is a stub. Help by expanding it. An OpenCL miner is a bitcoin miner that uses the OpenCL framework to perform the hashing computations. When used with a modern GPU, this can produce hash rates orders of magnitude higher than what can be achieved with a CPU. Hashing on a GPU requires an OpenCL compatible (ATI/AMD) or CUDA compatible (NVIDIA) graphics card.
Puddinpop has also released a C++ OpenCL client capable of being compiled into the GUI client or daemon, or as a stand alone RPC miner.
See the Mining Hardware Comparison page for detailed statistics on the hash rates that can be achieved with various hardware.
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