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Nicehash has forked SP’s ccMiner 1.5.80 GPU miner for Nvidia MAxwell GPUs (source) and has added significantly improved support for the Lyra2REv2 algorithm that can apparently provide up to 100% increase in terms of performance. SO if you are mining a crypto currency that uses the Lyra2REv2 algorithm or are selling your hashrate on Nicehash, then you might want to go for the new miner. We have compiled a 32-bit Windows binary, using VS2013 with CUDA 7.5 that you can download and try. Do note that it is compiled only for Nvidia Maxwell GPUs supporting Compute 5.0 and Compute 5.2 such as GTX 750, 750 Ti, GTX 950 GTX 960, GTX 970, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti and GTX Titan X.
Here comes another interesting update of the ccMiner fork by tpruvot with a new Windows binary we have compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8-dev (source) that comes with support for the new X11 Evo algorithm. The Windows binary is built from the Linux branch and is a 32-bit one compiled with CUDA 6.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs. Our quick test has shown pretty good performance from the ccMiner with X11 Evo support as compared to the sgminer fork for the X11 Evo algorithm supplied by the Revolvercoin (XRE) team, so Nvidia miners will have a serious advantage at the moment. While you can get about 2-3 MHS on a 280X 290X using the sgminer fork, with this release of ccMiner you can expect to see over 7 MHS on GTX 970 or over 10 MHS on a GTX 980 Ti, so significantly faster hashrate on Nvidia GPUs for the moment. So Nvidia miners might be interested in checking out the new Revolvercoin (XRE) altcoin as it is currently the only one that uses the X11 Evo algorithm and if you have some issue with X11evo support please report it…
Here comes another interesting update of ccMiner from tpruvot with a new Windows binary of the latest ccMiner 1.8-dev (source) that comes with Compute 6 (SM 6.0) and CUDA 8.0 support in time for the availability of the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 GPUs. The release below includes two versions of ccMiner, one is 32-bit binary for Windows that is compiled with CUDA 8.0 and with support for Compute 2.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs, and another that is 64-bit Windows binary compiled with CUDA 8.0 for Compute 5.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs. In order to use the new ccMiner with CUDA 8.0 you will have to use video drivers 362 or newer that do come with support for CUDA 8.0, so if you have not updated yet you might want to do so now. We have not done any tests to see if the new CUDA 8.0 will bring better performance or not as we still don’t have access to the new Nvidia Pascal GPUs, but as soon manage to get our hands on the new hardware we are going to be doing some testing of GTX 1080 and 1070 with ccMiner.