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ethminer-0-9-41-cuda-new

Genoil, the developer of the Ethminer fork with Nvidia CUDA support (source) has been actively working and there have been some other people contributing code, so we have compiled an up to date Windows binary of ethminer with CUDA support. Do note that this Windows binary release is compiled with VS2013 for Windows 64-bit and is for CUDA 6.5 as previous versions were compiled for CUDA 7.5, so there could be some performance differences between the different versions. The latest version comes with some optimizations that should increase a bit the performance when using the CUDA mode with the miner, however there are also some differences as you may need to manually specify the number of GPUs to use if you have multiple cards using the cuda-devices command line parameter if the miner fires only on one device. Additionally to get better performance you can try adding the following command line parameters to the ethminer:

For OpenCL: --cl-global-work 16384
For CUDA: --cuda-grid-size 8192 --cuda-block-size 128 --cuda-turbo

The Ethminer CUDA fork should work on Compute 2.0 or newer GPUs, but the performance on older GPUs can be worse, also don’t forget that you can run Ethminer in OpenCL mode as well on Nvidia-based video cards and not only on AMD if you are having trouble with the CUDA support or the hashrate you get is lower as compared to OpenCL.

Download the updated Ethminer CUDA fork compiled for Windows and ready to be used…

ethereumpool-statistics-hashrate

Since Ethereumpool has updated their Ethereum mining pool in a way that it requires the use of the latest version 0.9.41 of ethminer and we’ve got requests to post the latest version, we have prepared a package including ethminer 0.9.41 CUDA by Genoil (source) as well as the official ethminer 0.9.41 from the master branch (source) for Windows (64-bit is required!).

Do note that the CUDA version of the miner does support OpenCL mining as well and not only CUDA on Nvidia cards, the OpenCL support should function on both Nvidia and AMD GPUs. The ethminer 0.9.41 CUDA version is based on the new CUDA OpenCL PTX branch that requires at least Compute 3.5 capabilities from your Nvidia-based video card, so it may not work on older video cards. If you are having trouble running the new CUDA miner in CUDA mode on older Nvidia GPU you can revert to an older version or try using ethminer in OpenCL mode. Additionally to get better performance you can try adding the following command line parameters to the ethminer OpenCL and CUDA version:

For OpenCL: --cl-global-work 16384
For CUDA: --cuda-grid-size 8192 --cuda-block-size 128 --cuda-turbo

We have tested the two versions of ethminer version 0.9.41 and they both seem to work well as well as to report the actual hashrate you get when mining using the Ethereumpool mining pool regardless of what hashrate (difficulty) you set via the command line for running the miner software.

To download the latest ethminer 0.9.41 for OpenCL and CUDA for Windows (64-bit only)…

ethpool-to-miner-stats

Having competition among pools is always a good thing for the miners and as more ining pools for Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) coins have appeared recently things have started to move at a more serious pace. We now have multiple big pools as an alternative to ethpool, the first mining pool that was available for mining Ether coins and it seems that more are appearing such as the new CoinMine ETH pool that was just launched. The new ETH mining pool from CoinMine is based on the familiar interface that MPOS uses, similar to the Suprnova pool, so you might want to check it out, but be aware that since it is a new pool there are not much miners initially and solving blocks can take up some time. Other older pools were busy lately adding new features such as hashrate graphs, support for workers, API, earning estimates and so on… not to mention that pool fees were reduced as well as withdraws for the miner coins were reduced as a minimum and transaction fees were lowered. Below you can find a list of the available pools listed based on the total hashrate they currently have:

www.coinotron.com ~116 GHS
eth.nanopool.org ~95.8 GHS
dwarfpool.com/eth ~90 GHS
www2.coinmine.pl/eth/ ~44 GHS
eth.suprnova.cc ~41.9 GHS
ethpool.org ~37.9 GHS
eth.pp.ua ~13 GHS
ethereumpool.co ~13 GHS
weipool.org ~0.9 GHS
talkether.org ~0.7 GHS
ethpool.utocat.com ~0.05 GHS


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