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It did not take much time for the AMD miners to also get a GPU miner for the new Whirlpool algorithm and Whirlcoin, the first coin to use it. We now have a sph-sgminer fork with whirlpool support added again thanks to djm34 (source), the guy that just released ccMiner fork with Whirlpool support. We have compiled a windows binary from the latest source and have already tested it on an AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU to see what performance we are going to get – the result was 3300 KHS. You can download and try the windows binary yourself from the link below. Do note that this version of sph-sgminer also supports most other new algorithms as well, so you an use it for mining not only Whirlcoin. Also make sure to be using the latest 14.6/14.7 beta drivers from AMD in order to get the best performance and currently it seems that Nvidia GPU miners have some advantage in terms of performance for this algorithm.
Update: The miner has been updated to include the new updated whirlpool kernel that increases performance. With the new kernel we are getting a boost from about 3300 KHS to about 4750 KHS on a Radeon R9 280X GPU, so definitely worth upgrading if you are mining whirlcoin for example with AMD GPUs. Just redownload the miner to get the updated kernel and take advantage of the significant performance boost for whirlpool algorithm mining.