Claymore’s Zcash AMD Miner is Really Killing Everything Else Performance Wise

15 Nov
2016

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Claymore’s Zcash (ZEC) AMD miner has been updated a couple of times already since the release of the initial version from some days ago. The number of optimizations and hashrate improvements with pretty much each major update has been tremendous, bringing back to life many of the old AMD Radeon GPUs such as 7950/7970 or the 280X, some of the most popular mining video cards for the last few years. The latest release, already a major version 6 brought more fixes and optimizations in terms of performance. As one would expect Nvidia is left behind once more, even though there were some signs that recently it was starting to catch up to the levels of performance of AMD GPUs, it is now yet again significantly slower. So owners of Nvidia-based mining rigs might want to switch to some other alternative for mining at the moment after the latest performance boosts from Claymore. Do have in mind however that Claymore’s Zcash miner does come with a 2.5% dev fee, below is a list of major changes and updates of the miner after the initial release:

Version v7.0:
– improved speed by about 15-25% (depends on card model). About 230H/s on stock 390X.
– added “-benchmark” option.

Version v6.0:
– improved speed by about 20-25% (depends on card model). About 180H/s on stock 390.
– “-i” parameter values are 0…4 now, default value is “-i 4”.
– fixed issue with mixed cards.

Version v5.0:
– improved speed by about 30-50% (depends on card model). About 145H/s on stock 390X.
– improved support for Catalyst 16.x and 4xx cards.
– reduced CPU usage.

Version v4.0:
– improved speed by about 20% (depends on card model). Up to 100H/s on stock 390X on “-i 2” mode.
– added “-retrydelay” option.
– added “-nofee” option.
– various bug fixes.
– changed coloring.
– EthMan: added “View miner console” command.

Version v3.0-v3.1:
– improved speed by 20-30% (depends on card model). Up to 80H/s on stock 390X on “-i 2” mode.
– improved stability.

Version v2.1:
– added “-i” option for adjusting mining intensity and CPU usage.
– improved speed for high intensity mode (“-i 2”), about 60H/s on stock 390X, 50H/s on stock 280X.
– since nicehash cannot upgrade their ddos protection, now “-allpools 1” is required for this pool.

Version v2.0:
– improved speed by 5-15% (depends on card model).

Version v1.1:
– added Linux version.
– fixed issue with rejected shares after devfee mining.
– remove “-allpools 1” option if you use it and mine on miningpoolhub, suprnova, coinmine or nicehash pools.
– added “XnSub” support for Nicehash.
– fixed bugs.

For more details and to download the latest Claymore’s Zcash AMD GPU Miner…



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15 Responses to Claymore’s Zcash AMD Miner is Really Killing Everything Else Performance Wise

bob

November 16th, 2016 at 02:50

r9 380 = 90mhs
r7 370 = 60mhs

Pet

November 16th, 2016 at 06:11

V6 Claymore

270x – 70H/s
280x – 120 H/s
290x – 155 H/s
7970m – 62 H/s

chronek

November 16th, 2016 at 11:19

if only Claymore could support nvidia…..

Atomix

November 16th, 2016 at 11:29

V6 claymore (-i 4)

HD 7990 2x 115 H/s = 230 H/s
R9 Fury (56 comp.units) = 180 H/s

RX 480 (1338@2100) = 130 H/s

noneed

November 16th, 2016 at 12:58

Atomix u may have a pb with ur rx480: a rx470 with 1100/1850 do 125H/s & 155H/s with 1260/1950 (strap 1500)

Atomix

November 16th, 2016 at 13:55

@noneed:

2 x 130H/s (131-137) will be shown at the console..

..on nanopool is the solution over 6h round about 290 Sol/s

Pet

November 17th, 2016 at 08:10

V6

7950 – 130 H/s with moded bios
290x – 180 H/s with moded bios

TheRealZer0Cool

November 18th, 2016 at 16:35

Too bad its only for Winblows….

Dude is afraid to release it for Linux cause last time he did he got caught stealing SilentArmy’s code.

Brandon

November 18th, 2016 at 19:53

I doubt that from Claymore. He stopped developing for Linux because of the audience; he was tired of getting accused of such. His miner is well ahead of the game, not sure what SilentArmy could actually offer…

Pet

November 19th, 2016 at 06:58

V7 Claymore

270x – 106 H/s
280x – 188 H/s
290x – 227 H/s
7970m – 80 H/s
7950 – 150 H/s

Atomix

November 19th, 2016 at 10:33

V7 Claymore -i 4 (Win7u: Crimson 16.11.4)

HD7990 – 2 x 165 H/s
Fiji (56 comp.u) – 230 H/s
RX480 (1338.2100:555_timing) – 176 H/s

CascadiaCrypto

November 23rd, 2016 at 08:48

Optiminer for Linux is is comparable. As for Claymord he admitted on Bitcointalk that he used Silent Army’s code without credit cause he was in a rush on earlier versions of his miner. Shady. Which is why no large scale farms use his windows stuff. Can’t check the source code? No thanks.

Optiminer FTW

Pet

November 24th, 2016 at 23:49

V8 Claymore

270x – 121 H/s
280x – 215 H/s
290x – 280 H/s
7970m – 100 H/s

d137

November 25th, 2016 at 01:41

is it available for Linux?? He said he was porting it but I haven’t found a link!

amfofo

November 26th, 2016 at 11:47

@Atomix

please update on your 7990 using claymore v8

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