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There is a new closed source miner for the Lyra2rev2 algorithm available for AMD GPUs that is supposed to bring up the performance for owners of AMD-based mining rigs to a similar level of performance currently available to Nvidia mining rigs. The new miner is called mkxminer and is compatible with the more recent AMD GPUs such as Radeon series 200 or newer, including support for the latest VEGA GPUs as well (no asm kernels yet). There are assembler optimized kernels available for some of the supported GPUs for the best performance and the results in terms of hashrate are indeed very good.

It all seems pretty good so far, though there do seem to be some limitations such as the support for mining only on NiceHash at the moment (support for other pools may be added later on) and the lack of clear information how much is the developer fee. There is a dev fee included with this closed source miner, so you are mining for the developer form time to time, but nowhere is clearly stated what is the actual percentage of the fee. There is currently only a Windows version available, though a Linux one is also apparently being worked on as well and should be available soon.

For more details check the official announcement thread of the mkxminer on Bitcointalk…

It seems that the last day MonaCoin (MONA) has exploded in price and profitability for mining as a result, so there is increased interest from miners. So here is a 32-bit Windows binary (CUDA 8.0) of the latest ccMiner 2.2-based fork from Nanashi Meiyo-Meijin (source) with optimized Lyra2REv2 performance. The code is based around the ccMiner 2.2 release from tpruvot, but offers faster performance for Lyra2REv2 with up to about 10% (depending on the GPU being used) compared to other publicly available forks. The Lyra2REv2 algorithm is performing very well on Nvidia-based mining rigs, so with the current low altcoin mining profitability you might want to give it a try. The profitability of VertCoin (VTC) is lower, but still pretty high compared to some other coins and algorithms at the moment, so it is also an alternative as the profit for MONA can start to drop soon.

To download the latest ccMiner 2.2-mod-r2 fork by Nanashi Meiyo-Meijin for Windows OS…

ccminer-1-8-3-git

A quick update with a new Windows binary compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8.3-git fork from tpruvot (source) with some improvement in the LBRY mining performance based on Alexis Provos work and basic implementation of the Veltor algorithm with some other minor fixes. The release below includes two versions of ccMiner, one is 32-bit binary for Windows that is compiled with CUDA 7.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs, and another that is 64-bit Windows binary compiled with CUDA 7.5 for Compute 3.5 or newer Nvidia GPUs. We have tried compiling the 32-bit version of ccminer with CUDA 6.5, but the resulting version did have some issues with LBRY, so we have compiled with 7.5 as well and it worked fine.

To download the latest ccMiner version 1.8.3-git by tpruvot 32/64-bit for Windows OS…


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