All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
We have updated our NiceHash Control tool package with sgminer for use with AMD Radeon R9 280X or 7970 GPUs to the latest NiceHash Control version 1.1.1 that adds up some new useful features. The idea for this tool is to sell your hashrate at the NiceHash service making the highest possible profit by switching to the most profitable mining algorithm all the time. Our ready to use package supports the X11, X13, X15 and NIST5 algorithms as we consider that these are currently the most profitable ones as well as the ones that will use less power and generate less heat. The update available here also introduces backup pools for each algorithm, so that when NiceHash is down you will move to the TradeMyBit pool as a backup (you need a registration there and to setup the backup pool’s user and password to your own).
What you need to do in order to use our AMD Radeon 280X mining pack is to edit the config file and set your BTC address, edit the backup pool settings in the MINERS.bat file and then just start the AUTOSTART.BAT file to fire up the software. What is left is to monitor your earnings on the NiceHash website, and you can check the log.txt file for information what algorithm was switched to and when. This version of the package does take advantage of the failover pool feature that sgminer supports, something that is still not available in the ccMiner for Nvidia, where we have to use a workaround to provide a backup pool support. If you like this tool and our AMD Radeon 280X mining pack based around it, don’t forget to send a tip to the author of the NiceHash Control software. Another important note, make sure to use the latest AMD beta video drivers in order to maximize your hashrate.
We have already posted a package with the NiceHash Control tool for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU for maximizing your mining profit by selling your hashrate on NiceHash. Today we have packaged the NiceHash Control tool with sgminer for use with AMD Radeon R9 280X or 7970 GPUs and having set the hashrate you get from a single card in the different algorithms. The tool will mine the most profitable algorithm choosing between X11, X13, X15 and NIST5 taking into account the hashrate you get with the various algorithms and checking if it should switch every minute based on current profitability.
All that you have to do is to set your BTC payment address in the config and run the AUTOSTART.BAT file, unless you have to do some hashrate changes in the config as well based on your mining rigs. You might also want to check out the Readme file for some extra information about the NiceHash Control tool. So far the tool is working pretty well, though it needs some more polishing, do note however that it is only available for Windows. Do note it is recommended to upgrade to the latest AMD beta drivers for optimal hashrate if you are still running on older version.