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It has been a while since we have last CPU mined a crypto coin that only has a CPU miner and not a GPU or ASIC and uses a new crypto algorithm, it has been a while since we have used the cpuminer-opt as well. So why not get back to it and put some stress on your processor for mining using the latest cpuminer-opt 3.8.4 (download) and mine WAVI coins (Bitcointalk announcement) that use the new yescryptr32 algorithm.

If you are interested in what kind of performance you can expect mining this algorithm with a CPU, here is a reference for you. An Intel Core i7 6850K (6-cores at 3.6 GHz + HT) does around 635 H/s in the yescryptr32 algorithm without overclock of the processor. A processor like the commonly used Intel Celeron G1840 (Dual Core at 2.8 GHz) manages to get around 110 H/s in terms of hashrate when mining yescryptr32. If you try mining WAVI coins with a different processor feel free to share your performance results in the comments below…

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Using the CPU or the central processing unit of your computer to mine crypto currency is pretty much considered outdated nowadays with the only exception being mining new altcoins that are CPU only. If you are interested to find out what hashrate you can expect to get from a powerful multi-core CPU at the moment with come of the more popular crypto algorithms in order to compare to your AMD Radeon 280X GPU or Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti for example, you might want to look at the results we got below. They are achieved using the cpuminer-multi fork on an Intel Core i7 5820K processor (6 core with HT or 12 logical cores) running at default operating frequency (non-overclocked).

Algorithm – Hashrate:
Scrypt – 129 KHS
Scrypt:N – 26.2 KHS
Sha256d – 10.7 MHS
Blake – 18024 KHS
Cryptonight – 192.7 HS
Fresh – 487.2 KHS
Lyra2 – 744.8 KHS
Neoscrypt – 22.2 KHS
Qubit – 488 KHS
Quark – 664.8 KHS
X11 – 308.1 KHS
X13 – 211.4 KHS
X14 – 202.6 KHS
X15 – 194.4 KHS

The cpuminer-multi fork that we used for the test does support more algorithms than those that we tested with, we’ve skipped some because it is hard to find operational pools or even alive crypto coins to use some of them. So we did not test all of the algorithms such as S3, NIST5, Pentablake and a few others that are supported by the software miner. Use these numbers as a reference only for comparing to GPU mining hardware as you probably will not want to use your CPU to mine with on these algorithms anyway. The only exception being Lyra2RE, because this algorithm does provide a very decent hashrate on the CPU as compared to what you can get with a GPU miner.

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CPU mining is already completely pointless if you are going to be mining for Bitcoins or another SHA-256 crypto currency, the same goes for Litecoin and other Scrypt currencies. You however may need to test something, like a pool or anything else and may not have a handy GPU or an ASIC to test with, so a CPU miner could still be handy. Below you can download the latest version of the Pooler 2.3.2 CPU miner for Windows with ready bat files for Scrypt and SHA-256 mining. You only need to insert the right settings for the pool and worker and can start testing…

You can download Pooler 2.3.2 CPU miner for Windows (Scrypt/SHA-256) for Windows here…


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