New ccMiner 1.7.1 fork by alexs78 With Improved Vcash and Decred Performance

11 Apr


Alexis Provos has updated his fork of ccMiner (source) with improved performance for mining Vcash and Decred Blake256-based crypto coins and we have compiled a Windows binary to try it out. His latest release brings the same performance or even a slightly higher for Vcash (former Vanillacoin) as the specially optimized CUDA 6.5 Compute 3.5 release of ccMiner using the latest CUDA 7.5 and the Compute version supported by the specific GPU you have. The Decred (DCR) hashrate is also higher when compared to the latest tpruvot release that includes the optimizations submitted by pallas. Below you can find a quick comparison of the hashrate you can expect from this release on GTX 980 Ti, the archive below includes a 32-bit and 64-bit binaries compiled with CUDA 7.5 and VS2013 for Compute 2.0 – Compute 5.2 GPUs, though we have not tested how it handles on older GPUs.

Do note that the focus of the ccMiner fork from Alexis Provos is on the Blake256 algorithms and most specifically on Vcash and his release brings support for very few algorithms. There are some optimizations available for the other supported algorithms as well, so you might want to compare them as well in terms of performance. It is not a full ccMiner fork with support for all of the algorithms available in other releases, so with this one you can mine only the following algorithms:

– blake for Blake256-14rounds (SFR)
– decred for Blake256-14rounds (DCR)
– blakecoin for Blake256-8rounds (BLC)
– vcash for Blake256-8rounds (XVC)
– whirlpoolx for WhirlpoolX (old VNL algo)
– keccak for keccak256 (Maxcoin)
– lyra2 for LyraBar
– lyra2v2 for VertCoin

Since this fork is not based on the latest code by tpruvot there might be some bugs that have been resolved in the newer codebase of tpruvot’s ccMiner. We have observed something strange already, namely the very fast increase of the difficulty to a very high level on the Suprnova pool for Decred using Stratum over getwork, though it works just fine on YIIMP. In the end the difficulty issue appeared to be temporary and apparently something poolside and not related to the miner itself. Below you can find some performance comparison results using an Nvidia GTX 980 Ti GPU:

This release with GTX 980 Ti intensity 31 Decred, 30 Vcash
Vcash – 4453 MHS
Decred – 2394 MHS

1.7.4 alexis78 release Compute 3.5 CUDA 6.5
Vcash – 4418 MHS

Latest 1.7.6-git tpruvot with Pallas tweaks
Decred – 2218 MHS

To download the latest ccMiner version 1.7.1-git by alexis78 with improved performance for Windows OS…

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4 Responses to New ccMiner 1.7.1 fork by alexs78 With Improved Vcash and Decred Performance

Isaac Church

April 12th, 2016 at 19:54

I don’t normally set the intensity when using ccminer.exe. How do you do that, and how do you determine the right amount? What’s the default intensity?


April 12th, 2016 at 21:02

Different forks, different algorithms and different gpus all may have varying intensity. To set a desired intensity just add -i 30 or any other value as a number in the command line that you are using to run your miner.

Isaac Church

May 13th, 2016 at 18:12

Has this been updated since? It’s definitely faster, but man is it unstable! I get regular crashes and have to restart it 3-5 times a week.


May 13th, 2016 at 21:30

No new updates, it seems to have some issues crashing from time to time with suprnova, but on other pools like yiimp it is working fine.

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