Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category

There is a new development version of the ethminer 0.11.0rc1 (source) available that brings CUDA performance improvements especially optimized for GTX 1060 GPUs. People are reporting a couple of megahashes increase in the performance of GTX 1060 GPUs over what they are getting with the same settings from Claymore’s ETH miner, some slight, but less performance improvement is observed in GTX 1070. Unfortunately it seems that the performance optimizations submitted by David Li don’t do much good for GDDR5X GPUs like the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti.

Feel free to test it on your Nvidia mining GPUS and report what and if there is some improvement in the hashrate over your previous settings. If you do make sure you try different value for the --cuda-parallel-hash command line flag (default value is 4), but you can experiment with 1, 2 and 8 and see what works best for you. Again the highest benefits are apparently observed on GTX 1060 GPUs as the performance optimization is apparently targeted at them, though some other GPUs might still benefit a slight boost as well. You can download and try the Windows binary compiled from the latest source below.

To download and try the CUDA optimized new ethminer 0.11.0rc1 for Windows…

A quick update on the Merito service that is intended to help gamers not yet into crypto currencies to easily make some extra cash from their gaming computers’ hardware. We’ve been keeping an eye on the service and everything seems to be progressing pretty well with new updates and fixes getting released and more users joining. Since Merito is targeted at gamers it allows you to use your computer hardware and mine in order to get a new game as a reward, vouchers for game purchases from G2A or get your earnings paid with PayPal. We have tried cashing out our earnings while testing to PayPal and in a couple of hours after requesting the payment they were transferred in our account. This makes it easy not to care about what crypto you are mining or what is the exchange rate or how to convert them to cash if you are a gamer. Of course this is intended for gamers, not for the regular crypto miners that actually do care about all these things.

For more information and to download and try yourself the Metrito application…

Claymore has updated his ZCash AMD GPU miner to version 12.5 adding support for the ZCash forks (altcoins using the same Equihash algorithm) as well as doing some more improvements to the miner. The latest version comes with improved fans management for latest drivers and Polaris cards, added shares-per-GPU statistics when “s” key is pressed, addend an option to use a password for remote monitoring as well as included EthMan v3.0 which supports passwords and email notifications. This is currently the preferred solution by most miners mining ZEC or other coins based on the Equihash algorithm for AMD OpenCL GPU mining rigs, the miner does not yet have support for Nvidia GPUs. Nvidia miners can go for some of the available options for CUDA mining such as the nheqminer, excavator or EWBF’s CUDA Zcash miner for mining coins using the Equihash algorithm on their hardware.

To download and try the latest Claymore’s ZCash AMD GPU Miner v12.5…


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