Posts Tagged ‘Dual mining Ethereum and Decred

Claymore has released an update to his popular Ethereum dual miner for AMD and Nvidia GPUs with some new interesting and useful features as well as some small improvements. The new version 11 comes with two new algorithms that can be used in dual mining mode along with Ethereum or any other Ethash-based coin, these are Blake2s and Keccak. Another importan change is the reduced developer fee for dual mode that is now at 1.5% and the removal of the dev fee completely for video cards with just 2GB of video memory (you cannot mine ETH/ETC with these anymore, but the miner will work with other forks). The “-asm 2” option value now supports Tahiti, Tonga, Ellesmere, Baffin AMD GPUs and in some cases it can be a bit faster in ETH-only mode, so you can give it a try if you have a mining rig with any of these.

To download and try the latest Claymore Dual Ethereum on Nvidia GPUs…


Claymore’s Dual Miner now offers support for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs for both Linux and Windows (binary only releases), so you can dual-mine Ethereum and SIA or DCR at the same time or only use the miner for Ethereum mining. Using Windows 7 is recommended for Nvidia video cards all the way up to Maxwell and Windows 10 updated and with the latest video drivers or Linux is recommended to be used for Ethereum mining, regardless if you use the dual miner or other Ethereum mining software. The latest version 6.3 is no longer beta and it also adds support for NVIDIA 10xx cards in Linux, there are only 64-bit binary builds available though.

Claymore is also making available a modification for a driver for Nvidia Pascal GPUs (GTX 10xx series) for Windows 7 that should work better than the standard ones, so if you are using GTX 1080, GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 on Windows 7 you can check the driver out as well. The Dual miner has support for both Getwork and Stratum for Decred (DCR) as well as Getwork and Stratum for SiaCoin (SC), however not all Stratum implementations are currently supported as there are multiple ones used by different pools!

To download and try the latest Claymore Dual Ethereum on Nvidia GPUs…


Claymore has released a Linux binary of his Dual Ethereum and Decred GPU miner for AMD GPUs. Prior to that the dual miner was only available for Windows users, but now Linux miners can also try to run it and increase their mining profit by mining ETH and DCR at the same time. Do note that the Linux binary may not work on all Linux distributions, it is tested on Ubuntu 12.04 and Catalyst 15.12 and other users are reporting success on other Ubuntu versions, but there are also some that have issues. The Linux binary of the miner is 64-bit only and if you are trying to run it on your mining rig please report if you are successful or not and on what Linux distribution. With Linux it is usually best to compile from source code, but since Claymore’s Dual Ethereum and Decred GPU miner is not open source and there is a small developer fee the source is not available for miners to compile it themselves. Still a Linux binary is better than nothing at all, meanwhile it seems that SP is also experimenting on a dual miner for Nvidia GPUs as Claymore’s miner is working only on AMD.