Bminer, a Faster Equihash Alternative Miner for Nvidia GPUs

24 Jan
2018

Bminer is a relatively new miner for Nvidia GPUs for mining cryptocurrencies using the Equihash algorithm such as Zcash (ZEC). It is a closed source miner, available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and comes with a 2% dev fee included (optional, though disabling it apparently removes some optimizations). Bminer comes as an alternative to the popular EWBF miner, the development of which has been stalled for a while already, as well as the more recent dstm ZCash CUDA Miner that looks promising and is actively being developed, but still lacks some features such as failover pool support for example. So any new alternatives such as Bminer that are being actively improved and developed are more than welcome for the users and the crypto community as well.

According to its developers and most users that have tried the Bminer already it is the fastest publicly available Equihash miner for Nvidia GPUs and we can confirm that our initial impressions are showing a better local hashrate compared to the alternatives mentioned. So if you have a Compute Capability 5.0 or newer Nvidia GPU used for mining you might want to give Bminer a go and see if it will work better for you. The miner does come with SSL support as well as Nicehash support, has some interesting extra features, though it is still very easy to use. There is also an API and a web-based interface available for monitoring of your mining rigs that can be quite useful, so go and give it a try and report your results.

For more information and to download the Bminer Equihash miner for Nvidia GPUs…



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6 Responses to Bminer, a Faster Equihash Alternative Miner for Nvidia GPUs

davidrentao

January 25th, 2018 at 11:59

hi, bminer also faster than other miner around 10-15%, but reject data it’s so high, i using on nicehash to mine, reject data around 3% to 5%, i will try direct to mining zecoin later and report of bminer.

texop

January 25th, 2018 at 17:32

This is a known SCAM MINER it has been banned on the official Zcash-forum.

Check it yourself:
https://forum.z.cash/t/new-miner-bminer-a-fast-equihash-miner-for-cuda-gpus-5-1-0/26197?page=2

Beware: OP has been Banned for creating multiple sock-puppet accounts to promote this miner.
I wouldn’t trust software from someone who uses deceptive techniques. Links have been removed from original post.
Sock puppet accounts are against the Code of Coduct: https://forum.z.cash/faq

Vipervin

January 27th, 2018 at 04:07

I recommend looking into MultipoolMiner or one of the forks from it. It does not have bminer, but it does have more pools and a lot of miners. If a pool gets hacked again, I will lose less because it is distributed across multiple websites.

Dan

January 31st, 2018 at 02:50

Can you elaborate on why this is a scam miner?? Seems legit to me. Are you only basing it on the fact he had a couple fake accounts?

Dark Skywalker

February 1st, 2018 at 18:09

I wouldn’t say it is a scam miner, but it does not perform better than DSTM in my tests (two rigs, 72 hours).

Advantages: It does seem to be a bit less stressful on hardware — power usage is a bit lower. You can watch YouTube HD videos without chopping while Bminer works, and it will dial down hash rate to accommodate this. DSTM and EBWF usually make watching videos or working on spreadsheets uncomfortable to impossible.

Disadvantages: AwesomeMiner does not support it yet and rigs cannot be monitored remotely.

But I’d keep an eye on it for sure.

LY

February 9th, 2018 at 12:50

I was skeptical so I have tested myself. This miner is faster than dstm on my rigs by ~2%. The difference is small though. Here is the post I have in bitcointalk, with all screenshots and all my mining logs.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2519271.msg29780550#msg29780550

People report that bminer has advantages when you have a rig of 6 or more GPUs because of better CPU pipeline and efficiency.

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