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There is a new version of the popular closed source miner z-enemy-1.10 for Nvidia GPU mining rigs that is widely used for RavenCoin (RVN) and the X16R algorithm it uses that brings 1-2% performance improvement as well as some fixes and improvements. Aside from the X16R the miner also supports X16S and a number of other algorithms that have been recently added and the performance improvements include all of the supported algorithms including also Tribus, Xevan, Vitality, Bitcore and Phi1612. We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. There are binary releases available for both Windows and Linux, though usually releases for Windows are made available first (official download links below).

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.10 miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

The z-enemy miner was originally only X16R Nvidia GPU miner, then X16S support was added, but it seems that the future development will not only focus on those two algorithms alone as with each new version we are seeing not only performance improvements and bug fixes, but also new algorithms getting supported. The latest version 1.09 adds support for Xevan and Vitality in the a release as well as Tribus in the more recent b update along with up to about 10% performance increase due to optimizations. There are also some bug fixes and performance improvements that are targeted at improving stability and usability of the miner, do note that since z-enemy-1.09a release the miner also has support for failover pools (just add multiple instances of pool, user and password in the command line). The more recent z-enemy-1.09b release is more of a service release and is currently only available for Windows, while z-enemy-1.09a is also available in the form of Linux binaries.

We prefer to use the z-enemy miner for mining RavenCoin (RVN) even though there are many alternatives already available out there, though the miner will apparently evolve in a more usable and functional alternative to other more established miners out there as it adds support for more algorithms. We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. On a side note is seems that we now also have SP back in the game with open source miners with his optimized suprminer fork for X16R and X16S, so you might want to give it a go as well, though it does not seem to be faster than the latest z-enemy miner.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.0.9b miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

If you are looking for a CryptoNight miner that supports all kinds of variations of the algorithm as well as one that works on CPU and GPUs, then the XMR-AEON-STAK miner (forked from XMR-Stak) might be your solution. The latest version of the mienr comes with support for all kinfs of CryptoNight coins such as Aeon, Bbscoin, Bitcoal, Croat, Dero, Dinastycoin, Edollar, Electroneum, Fonero, Graft, Haven, Intense, Interplanetary Broadcast Coin, Italocoin, Iridium, Karbo, Leviarcoin, Masari, Monero, Stellite, Sumokoin, Superioir, Turtlecoin, Ultranote… and more.

The miner supports Cryptonight, Cryptonight V7, Cryptonight Heavy, Cryptonight Lite V7 and Cryptonight IPBC V3 and you can mine with it on your CPU, AMD GPU (OpenCL 2.0) or Nvidia GPU (CUDA 9) all in one package. The XMR-AEON-STAK 2.4.6 miner is currently available only with a Windows binary release that comes with 1% developer fee, though if you compile yourself from source you can change that. Originally CryptoNight is doing better on AMD GPUs, so Nvidia miners rarely go for CN coins due to slower performance they get with the algorithm, though there are times when even with Nvidia it is worth mining.

To download the latest XMR-AEON-STAK 2.4.6 CryptoNight CPU and GPU (AMD/Nvidia) miner…