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gpu-z-intel-opencl-support

If you are really willing to squeeze every little bit of performance for mining crypto coins with your available hardware you should be aware of the fact that you can also use the most recent Intel integrated graphics cards for mining too. The latest generation of integrated Intel graphics does support OpenCL 1.2 and thus can give you some extra hashrate that is more than yo can get alone out of the CPU only. Note that the OpenCL 1.2 support is found only on 3rd and 4th Generation Intel Core Processors as well as some other more specific models that you probably will not have available in your mining rigs anyway. Older Intel Integrated Graphics may support OpenCL on the CPU only, so they are no good for mining crypto coins unfortunately. Below you can find a list of the supported integrated Intel graphics processors that can be used for OpenCL mining:

4th Generation Intel Core Processors with:
– Intel HD Graphics 4200/4400/4600/5000
– Intel Iris Graphics 5100
– Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200

3rd Generation Intel Core Processors with:
– Intel HD Graphics 4000/2500

Intel Atom Processor Z3000 Series with:
– Intel HD Graphics

Intel Celeron Processor J1000/N2000 Series and Intel Pentium Processor J2000/N3000 Series with:
– Intel HD Graphics

Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family V2/V3 with:
– Intel HD Graphics P4000
– Intel HD Graphics P4600/P4700

You can quickly and easily check if your integrated Intel GPU does come with OpenCL support or not with the help of the free tool GPU-Z if you are not sure what kind of processor or integrated graphics you may have in your systems. Be aware that the supported Intel integrated graphics processors will not be as powerful as a dedicated AMD graphics card, but they still do manage to provide a few times higher hashrate than if you are using the CPU for mining and they can add a bit more performance to your overall hashrate. So why not take advantage if you already have the hardware available…

coinwarz-crypto-profitability

CoinWarz is another service where you can keep track of the profitability of the various alternative crypto coins in order to hunt for the most profitable one at the moment to get the best out of your hashrate, especially if you do not have a lot of it available. This service provides a mining and profit calculator that works with the supported cryptos, so you get actual profitability data based on your hashrate and power consumption for each crypto coin. It also checks and reports the best exchange rate at which exchange as this is also an important part for calculating the crypto profitability correctly. The list of alternative cryptos includes both scrypt-based ones as well as sha-256, so this service is useful not only for GPU miners, but also for ASIC miners that are interested in making some more extra profit by mining alternative cryptos instead of LTC or BTC directly.

Have in mind though that the profitability of alternative crypto currencies is very dynamic and if you start mining a crypto with very high profitability due to low network hasrate and difficulty, the situation can quickly change is a lot of other miners also follow in your footsteps. So it is important to be fast in finding the right pool and starting to mine the highest profitability crypto in order to maximize your profit – you can check our alternative crypto “cheat sheet” information that we have available here to help you in that. For example at the moment the most profitable alternative scrypt crypto is 42 (42), followed by DigiByte (DGB) and Globalcoin (GLB). The situation with SHA-256 alternative cryptos shows that eMArk (DEM) is the most profitable, followed by Betacoin (BET) and OpenSourcecoin (OSC).

For more information and to check out the CoinWarz alt crypto profitability list…

coinchoose-alternative-crypto-profitability

If you are always on the lookout for new opportunities about alternative crypto currencies that may get a temporary higher profitability than the typical leaders such as DOGE for example, then this might be interesting find for you. There is a service called CoinChoose that lists quite a few of the more serious alternative cryptos with their current profitability and on what exchange it is most profitable at the moment. Usually there are some gems that pop out on the top, though they do not last long there, because people quickly start to mine them and their difficulty increases significantly and thus the profitability rate drops very fast. But this is still a good chance to make something extra, especially if you act quick and do not have that much of hashing power available. So do take a look and maybe be on a lookout from time to time for some interesting cryptos that may pop up as more profitable than DOGE.

To check out the current alternative crypto currency profitability at CoinChoose…


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