Posts Tagged ‘DCR CPU miner


Some people have asked is there is a CPU miner for Decred (DCR), well it turns out there actually is – a version of tpruvot’s cpuminer-multi CPU miner (source) with added support for the Blake-256 14-rounds algorithm used by Decred and support for getwork as the coin does not shave support for stratum for the moment. We have compiled a Windows 64-bit binary for the miner that you can download and try below if you are interested in mining Decred with CPU, although there might not be much point in doing so based on the performance you should expect to bet getting out of the CPU miner. Currently Decred (DCR) has a very high network difficulty and slow block times, so it is not easy to mine with GPU, let alone with CPU. Trying out the CPU miner we are getting around 1.55 MHS per thread on a Intel Core i7 5820K (6 cores 12 threads) for a total of about 18 MHS versus 1.2+ GHS from a GTX 970 or 280X GPU. Still if you want to experiment CPU mining Decred (DCR) you can do so with this miner.

To download the latest 64-bit Windows binary of the cpuminer-multi fork for Decred (DCR) mining…