Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category

claymore-dual-ethereum-decred-miner-3-1

Claymore has been quite active in further developing his dual miner for AMD OpenCL GPUs intended to mine both Ethereum (ETH) and Decred (DCR) since our initial post about his first release a few days ago. The latest updates include some of the features we noted as missing in the initial release such as Stratum support for Decred or the ability to set workers for Ethereum mining pools. The more interesting improvements however are those relates to the performance you get from the miner, he has been able to squeeze some extra performance in terms of the hashrate you get for mining Ethereum while at the same time you still get decent performance for mining Decred as well.

The earlier versions showed a bit of a decrease of the performance in Ethereum while using the dual mining mode, but the latest improvements have significantly improved the situation, including the results for slower AMD GPUs. With the latest version 3+ you can get slightly more Ethereum mining hashrate than with the regular ethminer while at the same time you are also mining some Decred. The higher-end the AMD GPU you are using, the higher performance gain you can expect – from about 1 MHS on 79×0/280x cards to a few on 290/390 series of cards plus the extra Decred mining hashrate. Interestingly enough not mining in dual mode, but only Ethereum is not showing difference in the hashrate now on a Radeon R9 280X for example.

So if you still have not tried the Claymore Dual Ethereum and Decred Miner for AMD GPUs (it does not work on Nvidia video cards), you should give it a try. Do note that although this miner is free-to-use, there is a small developer fee of 1% for Ethereum-only mining mode and 2% for Ethereum plus Decred mining mode, so every hour the miner mines Ethereum for 36 or 72 seconds for developer. Also, if you have been mining only Ethereum for the moment and you switch do dual mining mode adding Decred you should know that the power usage and the heat generated by the GPU will increase. So make sure your AMD GPU mining rig can handle the extra power usage and heat generated when dual mining, because Ethereum is less power hungry and more memory than GPU demanding algorithm while the situation with Decred is the right opposite and thus both can be mined together with pretty good results. Another important thing to note is that the miner is only released as a Windows binary, no source code or binaries for other operating systems are currently available.

Visit the official miner announcement thread for additional details and downloads…

ethminer-genoil-1-0-7-final

The ethminer 0.9.41 Genoil fork 1.0.7 (source) is now out of beta and we have compiled a Windows binary (64-bit only) for the people using it to mine on their Nvidia GPUs or maybe AMD as well. Genoil’s fork of ethminer is targeted at Nvidia CUDA miners, but also works on AMD OpenCL for mining of Ethereum (ETH). The 1.0.7 has some minor bugfixes since the recent beta release and it comes with failover support for Stratum mode along with the already available in previous releases failover support for the standard mining mode. You are welcome to download and try the compiled binary of the latest 1.0.7 version and the Stratum failover. Check the included help.txt file and the example BAT file for more information on how to use the new Stratum failover mode, there are two versions included in the archive – one compiled with CUDA 6.5 and one with CUDA 7.5, both are 64-bit only.

To download and try the latest Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.7 for Windows OS…

ccminer-1-5-79-git-spmod

A quick update of the public ccMiner fork by SP of his Nvidia Maxwell optimized miner in the form of a Windows binary compiled from the latest Git source code of the ccMiner 1.5.79-git SP-MOD fork (source). The latest release comes with some small fixes and slight improvements in some algorithms. Have in mind that is a CUDA 7.5 compiled release, the latest CUDA 6.5 release of SP’s fork of ccMiner was version 74. Do note that the SP-MOD fork of ccMiner is designed for Nvidia Maxwell GPUs such as the already available GTX 750, 750 Ti as well as the newer GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980 and GTX 980 Ti and GTX Titan X. The Windows binary release we have made available here is 32-bit with support for Compute 5.0 and Compute 5.2 GPUs or with other words only for Maxwell-based Nvidia video cards compiled with CUDA 7.5 and VS2013.

To download the latest ccMiner for Maxwell version 1.5.79-git by SP for Windows OS…


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