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At the moment Nvidia GPU miners have the advantage for mining X11-Ghost with a faster hashrate for the more recent Maxwell and Pascal GPUs than AMD miners. Still AMD miners might be interested in checking out the X11-Ghost algorithm used by SIBCoin (SIB) as it is not that power hungry and with the increased interest with the recent addition of the algorithm on NiceHash as it might offer a nice profitability for users willing to sell their hashrate and get paid in Bitcoins directly.
So if you are using AMD GPU mining rigs you might want to check out X11-Ghost on NiceHash using the latest sgminer 5.6.0 Nicehash Fork (source). We are seeing a hasrate of between 7 MH/s and 8 MH/s on stock Radeon RX 480 and while still slower than about 11 MH/s on a stock Nvidia GTX 1070 the fact that the algorithm is not that power demanding and you can use lower power for the GPUs may make it attractive for some users, so do give it a try. Older generation of AMD GPUs may not be the best choice for this algorithm performance wise and the same pretty much goes for older Nvidia GPUs, but for AMD Polaris and Nvidia Maxwell and Pascal it is.
The recent addition of the X11-Ghost algorithm on NiceHash that is being used by SIBCoin (SIB) has increased the user interest in the coin and the algorithm as expected. NiceHash has recommended the use of the latest release of ccMiner by tpruvot for X11-Ghost support on their servers, but it seems that this is not the fastest solution available to Nvidia miners as was pointed out to us. While ccminer v1.8.4 from tpruvot does about 8 MHs on a stock GTX 1070 GPU, but you can get faster speeds on the same hardware by using the latest ccMiner fork from alexis 78 (source). We have compiled a 64-bit Windows binary with Compute 5.x support and CUDA 7.5 for Nvidia Maxwell GPUs from the latest source for mining X11-Ghost (SIBCoin) and with it you can get about 10-11 MHs on a stock GTX 1070 GPU.
Do note that on mining rigs with multiple GPUs you might need to increase the amount of virtual memory (SWAP file) if you have less system memory in order to be able to run the miner with the default high intensity. On a 6x GTX 1070 GPUs mining rig with 8GB RAM we’ve had to increase the virtual memory to 24GB in order to be able to run the miner properly at the default intensity of 22 set for the X11-Ghost algorithm in the miner, otherwise the miner just crashes… 8GB RAM and 20GB SWAP file was not enough apparently.
SGMiner-GM is a revitalization of the sgminer project (source), brought to you by Genesis Mining and being developed and maintained by Philipp Otterbein, OhGodAGirl and Wolf. The latest version sgminer-gm-5.5.5 comes with support for ETH, XMR and Zcash and NiceHash has also just released a fork with support for their services for using the miner for selling your hashrate on their service for Ethereum and Monero. The recently added support for Zcash mining using sgminer-gm relies on the Zawawa’s Gateless Gate implementation, so it is not very competitive as compared to other faster solutions at the moment.
Similar to the Zcash implementation not being the fastest out there, there are also other algorithms supported by the SGMiner-GM project that may not be the best performing for the moment hashrate-wise. You can however try mining Monero (XMR) with this release of the sgminer-gm as opposed to other alternative miners as it seems to be performing very competitively hashrate wise as well as in terms of power usage. Below you can find a Windows binary of the latest xgminer-gm 5.5.5 release ready for you to try out if you want to check it out. It is the official sgminer-gm and not the fork with NiceHash support, so if you want to use NiceHash’s services use the link above to download their fork.