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We are not surprised by the announcement from Halong Mining about their new DragonMint X1 and DragonMint X2 Cryptonight ASIC miners as the company had already mentioned on twitter a few days ago that they will be releasing such miners. The Halong Mining DragonMint X1 miner should be capable of 124 KH/s hashrate with 245W power usage, costs $1714 USD with a power supply and should start shipping in April 25-30. The more Halong Mining DragonMint X2 miner, as the name suggests, should be offering double the performance or with other words 248 KH/s at 490W of power usage at a slightly better price than ordering two X1 miners – $3115 USD with a power supply and shipping should also start by the edn of next month (April).

This offer is more like a real competition to Bitmain’s X3 Cryptonight ASIC miners performance wise and at a much better price and shipping earlier. What is there not to like in some real competition on the Cryptonight ASIC miners, but then again these devices might also end up as expensive door holders as well by the time they start shipping. With Monero (XMR) and other Cryptonight-based crypto currencies announcing plans to fork to a new version of the algorithm that should make them ASIC proof again things are not looking very favorable for ASIC miners. So again a word of warning if you are interested in the recent wave of Cryptonight ASIC miners, be extra careful when making your plans should you decide to order any of the miners already available or coming soon to the market.

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The new fork of ccMiner by tsiv with support for the CryptoNight algorithm used by coins such as Monero (XMR) (source) has been updated to provide better performance – up to about 18% increase on GTX 750 Ti according to the author. Our tests have shown that on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti video card we are getting about 250 H/s in terms of hashrate, so definitely good improvement over the previous release. If you are mining CryptoNight coins such as Monero on Nvidia GPUs, then you should consider upgrading the miner software to the new version to get higher hashrate.

To download the new ccMiner fork with CryptoNight support for Windows OS…

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Today a new fork of the ccMiner software for Nvidia GPU mining was released with the addition of support for the CryptoNight algorithm used by coins such as Monero (XMR), the fork by tsiv is still an initial beta and is quite heavy and not optimized, but works. We have compiled and released a windows binary of the miner for anyone interested to try it out, our tests have shown that on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti video card we are getting about 205-210 H/s in terms of hashrate. If you run the miner on your main GPU your computer will most likely be very unresponsive after the miner starts, but this will not mean it is frozen.

Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Compute 3.0,3.5 and 5.0 cards (32-bit version only) in a single binary, so it will not work on older cards. If you are unsure what version of Compute does your video card support check the included GPU Compute Capabilities List file. It is also compiled with Visual Studio 2012, so if you do not already have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 you will have to download and install it, otherwise you may be getting error for a missing DLL library.

To download the new ccMiner fork with CryptoNight support for Windows OS…


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