Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category

If you have GPU mining rigs using more recent Nvidia GPUs and are interested in mining NeoScrypt based crypto coins, then you might want to check out the new hsrminer for Neoscrypt. This is a new closed source miner being developed by palgin & alexkap that is currently available as a Windows-only binary with 1% developer fee built-in. Currently the hsminer software is under development with a version available for Neoscrypt as well as for HSR mining support with other crypto algorithms coming later on as well. The currently available hsrminer version for Neoscrypt does offer a good improvement in terms of performance as compared to the previously available fastest ccMiner releases, so definitely worth checking it out.

Before trying this miner software just make sure that your Nvidia GPU is with Compute Capability 5.0 supported as minimum (though currently only Pascal GPUs seem to work) as well that are using a driver version 388.3x or later. Also it is advised to make sure that the amount of virtual memory you have set under Windows is pretty high as the miner does require a lot of memory, especially for more powerful GPUs. If using Windows 10 you might want to be sure that you have all the latest updates installed including the Creators Update as otherwise you might have issues with the miner.

For more details about the new hsrminer Nvidia GPU mining software for HSR and Neoscrypt…

There is a new official release of tpruvot’s ccMiner fork version 2.2.3 available (source) with new algorithms supported and additional improvements. The latest version brings support for Polytimos algorithm as well as support for the KeccakC algorithm, along with an optimized Keccak support for SM5+ GPUs, based on alexis78 improvements. The official Windows binaries for the new version are compiled for SM 3 Nvidia GPUs and CUDA 9 only (require driver version 384.xx or newer) and are available in 32-bit as well as 64-bit version.

After a quick test of the KeccakC support we can suggest that you might want to try increasing the intensity over the default value for your GPU for some improvements in terms of performance, though even then there is still a faster fork of ccMiner with KeccakC support. If you are interested in mining CreativeCoin (CREA) that uses the KeccakC algorithm with best performance you might want to check out this ccMiner fork for optimal performance.

To download the latest ccMiner tpruvot fork v2.2.3 Windows binaries (x86/x64)…

It has been quite a while since we have seen a new update for the EWBF’s ZCash CUDA Miner that is one of the most used miners for Equihash-based coins on Nvidia GPUs. Interestingly enough the new version 0.3.4c was made available from Bitcoin Gold team members and via an update on the Bitcointalk thread for example. The updated EWBF’s ZCash CUDA Miner 0.3.4c promises an improvement of the mining speed of up to about 4% according to the release details, and we are actually seeing some slight performance increase based on our quick initial tests on GTX 1080 Ti, the new GTX 1070 Ti seem to benefit a bit more though.

Do note however that the performance increase may vary depending on the settings of your GPUs – TDP and clock settings, so feel free to try out this release and report your results. The new EWBF’s ZCash CUDA Miner 0.3.4c can be used to mine Bitcoin Gold or any other Equihash-based crypto coin, so this release is not intended ro limited only to BTG. Do note that it comes as a binary only release for Windows and Linux and there is a 2% developer fee that can be disabled with a parameter.

To download and try this new EWBF’s ZCash CUDA Miner 0.3.4c release (Linux/Windows binaries)…