Posts Tagged ‘cryptonight-lite

Our favorite AMD Radeon RX VEGA GPU miner for Cryptonight has been updated to version 1.0.0 and the new version brings support for new variations of the algorithm as well as some additional performance improvements. Prior to the latest version Cast XMR had support for CryptoNight, CryptoNight V7 and CryptoNight Heavy, the latest version also adds support for CryptoNight Lite, CryptoNightV7 Lite and CryptoNight Lite IPBC, so you are covered with pretty much all variations. There is also a new command line option --maxmem that can increase performance up to 3% by allocating the full memory of the video card, so you can experiment with that as well.

Cast XMR Supported CryptoNight Algorithms:
– CryptoNight: --algo=0
– CryptoNight V7: --algo=1
– CryptoNight Heavy: --algo=2
– CryptoNight Lite: --algo=3
– CryptoNightV7 Lite: --algo=4
– CryptoNight Lite IPBC: --algo=5

We are reminding you that Cast XMR is a closed source miner available only for Windows (64-bit) and that there is 1.5% developer fee included to support the further development of the software, so if you are not Ok with any of these you can go for an alternative miner solution. Cast XMR is still one of the fastest VEGA miners and the development track record justifies the dev fee in our opinion and you can of course also use the miner on other ADM Radeon RX GPUs with at least 4GB video memory.

To download the latest Cast XRM 1.0.0 miner for CryptoNight mining on AMD GPUs…

There are already a few variations available of the CryptoNight algorithm and different coins are using different versions, so it is hard to keep a track of all and use a different miner for the slightly different version. The SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner might help you here as it pretty much supports all of the variations of CryptoNight for now for AMD GPU miners, for example the just forked IPBC that decided to go for Cryptonight UltraHeavy (CN Light Custom v3) instead of the regular V7.

Supported CryptoNight variations:
– Cryptonight
– Cryptonight V7
– Cryptonight Lite
– Cryptonight Lite V7
– Cryptonight Heavy
– Cryptonight UltraHeavy

SRBMiner is a closed source miner and comes with a built-in developer fee of just 0.85%. The run the miner you just need to do some simple tweaking of the config.txt file like setting the intensity (leave it to 0 for auto) and choose the right algorithm, then just set the pools in the pools.txt file (more than 1 pool to have failover support) and run the miner. The miner works on older and newer AMD GPUs, including the latest RX series, but you should not have issues with older GPUs as well.

For more information a out the latest SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner V1.4.2…

The development of some of the ccMiner forks for Nvidia GPU miners didn’t seem very active visually in the last couple of months, especially with coins such as ZCash (ZEC) that came with their own miner releases, but it hasn’t been stopped. A few days ago tpruvot has made a pre-release version of his new ccMiner 2.0 available (source) for people interested in checking it out with probably a few small things left to be ironed out before the final 2.0 release is made available. So if you are using Nvidia GPUs to mine crypto coins then you might want to give it a try and don’t forget to send a tip to your local friendly ccMiner developer for a beer or two to show your support.

ccMiner 2.0 RC2 changelog:
– Handle cryptonight, wildkeccak and cryptonight-lite
– Add a series of new algorithms: timetravel, bastion, hmq1725, sha256t
– Import lyra2z from djm34 work…
– Rework the common skein512 (used in most algos except skein ;)
– Upgrade whirlpool algo with alexis version (2x faster)
– Store the share diff of second nonce(s) in most algos
– Hardware monitoring thread to get more accurate power readings
– Small changes for the quiet mode & max-log-rate to reduce logs noise
– Blake2s fix, variant built with CUDA 6.5 (not usable for lbry)

Do note that this release may not contain the best optimizations and fastest performance on all of the supported algorithms, so depending on what you are currently mining you may need to stick to another faster fork of ccMiner or not. Also the CUDA 6.5 binary release does not work for LBRY mining as noted in the changelog, so either use the 8.0 release or compile with 7.5 for mining that coin.

To download the latest official ccMiner 2.0 RC2 Windows binaries (32/64-bit)…