Posts Tagged ‘Keccak

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…

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The ccMiner fork from djm34 got updated to add support for the Keccak algorithm used by crypto coins such as MaxCoin along with some performance improvement for the Whirlpool algorithms. the Keccak algorithm is already supported by CudaMiner, but since it hasn’t been updated for quite a while and ccMiner has become the GPU miner of preference for Nvidia miners you can now mine coins using this algo with it as well. In terms of performance improvement for the whirlpool algorithm, with the new version we are getting 4550 KHS on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti, up from about 4400 KHS that we got with the previous update. On a GeForce GTX 780 Ti the hashrate is up from about 11500 KHS to 13000 KHS using the new code.

The windows binary available here is compiled for Compute 3.0, 3.5 and newer 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. The binary is compiled with Visual Studio 2010 and is backwards compatible with Windows XP as well if you are using it on your mining rig.

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The service offering users to sell their hashrate or rent mining rigs MiningRigRentals has added support for some new algorithms such as the new X15, as well as for Groestl, Nist5 and Keccak. Of course the service offers the quite popular at the moment X11 and X13 mining rigs as well as Scrypt, Scrypt-N and Sha-256, Blake-256 though these can also be found on other alternative services. If you are mining for coins or are willing to sell your hashrate in the service make sure that you are using the latest miners that offer the highest possible performance that were released in the last few days. Currently there are still not many rigs available for renting for the new algorithms, but since the interest in these is increasing we are probably soon going to see more rigs available for rent.

For more information about the Mining Rig Rentals service for renting crypto mining rigs…


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