Posts Tagged ‘CryptoNightV7 GPU miner

The Cast XMR CryptoNight GPU miner for AMD RX VEGA 56/64 GPUs has just been updated to version 0.9.5 with added support for the CryptoNight Heavy algorithm used by coins like Sumokoin (SUMO) and Haven (XHV). The new miner version comes with 0.5% performance improvement for the CryptoNightV7 kernel that it also supports. You can also use Cast XMR to mine the old CryptoNight algorithm, though now with ASIC miners available you probably wouldn’t want to do it. You can use the --algo command line option to set the desired algorithm: 0 for CryptoNight, 1 for CryptoNightV7 and 2 for CryptoNight Heavy. As a reminder, Cast XMR is a closed source miner and comes with 1.5% developer fee included as a means to support the further development of the miner.

To download the updated to version 0.9.5 of the Cast XRM miner…

Monero (XMR) has already forked to the new CryptoNight7 POW algorithm, invalidating the existing and probably the upcoming CryptoNight ASIC miners and we have already seen a significant decrease in the network hashrate and difficulty as a direct result. Since CryptoNight is originally doing better on AMD hardware the people with AMD GPU mining rigs are probably switching to CryptoNightV7 mining and there are a couple of miners available that you can use. As we ave already written in advance, there are some good options available with CryptoNightV7 support for AMD RX VEGA GPUs. Although the Xrig and Cast-XMR miners that are probably best for VEGA, they can also work on RX 4xx/5xx series of GPUs, but owners of other AMD GPUs should probably prefer to go for Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v11.3. The latest version does come with removed developer fee, so it is completely free now and adds support for the Monero hardfork, you just need to add the option -pow7 1 and you are good to go with CryptoNightV7 mining. Meanwhile there are other CryptoNight coins moving to CryptoNightV7, so make sure you are ready for them as well…

Nvidia GPU miners are also not forgotten and also have support for the new CryptonightV7 coins from the most popular miner out there that supports CUDA – KlausT’s ccminer-cryptonight fork. Nvidia GPUs however are as not as well performing compared to AMD GPUs, so the interest there for CryptoNight coins isn’t that big, but you never know when you can get a good profit even with Nvidia GPUS mining CryptoNight coins as well. With ccminer-cryptonight just make sure that you select the proper algorithm, depending on the coin you mine, the latest version adds support for cryptonight, monero, graft and stellite with the last one generating a lot of interest apparently. The latest NiceHash Excavator miner still in alpha also has added support for CryptoNightV7 (also included in the NiceHash Miner), so you might want to check it out as well if you are interested.

The Cast XMR CryptoNight GPU miner for AMD RX VEGA 56/64 GPUs has just been updated to version 0.9.2 with another important milestone – not needing the user to use the Blockchain AMD drivers for the optimal performance. The new version promises 99% the performance of the Blockchain Compute Beta driver achieved with the latest standard Radeon Driver 18.3.4 as well. This is definitely a relief for people still using the Blockchain drivers as they have some specifics in making them work properly and are not entirely bug free. We are reminding you that recently with the latest updates Cast XMR added support for the upcoming CryptoNightV7 POW fork for Monero (XMR) and other Cryptonight-based coins. Feel free to try the new version of Cast XMR with the latest 18.3.4 video drivers and report if you are getting the same performance on AMD Radeon RX VEGA GPUs as you are with the old Blockchain video drivers.

To download the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.4 video drivers…


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