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We are not surprised by the announcement from Halong Mining about their new DragonMint X1 and DragonMint X2 Cryptonight ASIC miners as the company had already mentioned on twitter a few days ago that they will be releasing such miners. The Halong Mining DragonMint X1 miner should be capable of 124 KH/s hashrate with 245W power usage, costs $1714 USD with a power supply and should start shipping in April 25-30. The more Halong Mining DragonMint X2 miner, as the name suggests, should be offering double the performance or with other words 248 KH/s at 490W of power usage at a slightly better price than ordering two X1 miners – $3115 USD with a power supply and shipping should also start by the edn of next month (April).

This offer is more like a real competition to Bitmain’s X3 Cryptonight ASIC miners performance wise and at a much better price and shipping earlier. What is there not to like in some real competition on the Cryptonight ASIC miners, but then again these devices might also end up as expensive door holders as well by the time they start shipping. With Monero (XMR) and other Cryptonight-based crypto currencies announcing plans to fork to a new version of the algorithm that should make them ASIC proof again things are not looking very favorable for ASIC miners. So again a word of warning if you are interested in the recent wave of Cryptonight ASIC miners, be extra careful when making your plans should you decide to order any of the miners already available or coming soon to the market.

CryptUnit is an interesting new service offering up to date data for Cryptonote-based altcoins that you can mine, giving you profitability information along with more details about each of the supported coins. You just need to enter your Cryptonight hashrate and the service will calculate what is the most profitable coin to mine at the moment and give you some extra useful information such as pools and exchanges if you are not familiar with the coin. Of course profitability varies all the time, so things change and the most profitable coins vary all the time. Currently the service covers 16 different Cryptonote coins that can be mined with CPU or GPU (both AMD and Nvidia). The people most interested in this service are probably going to be the ones with AMD-based video cards especially RX VEGA 56/64 due to their very high mining performance especially in the Cryptonight algorithm.

To check out the CryptUnit web service offering Cryptonote mining profitability information…

The latest version of the XMR-stak miner (source) now comes in an all-in-one solution that can work on both CPU as well as GPU, together or separately and supports both AMD and Nvidia GPUs. XMR-stak supports tthe Cryptonight for Monero (XMR) and Cryptonight-light for AEON as algorithms and offers some of the best hashrates in terms of performance competing with Cast-XMR for the best AMD hashrate, especially on AMD RX VEGA GPUs. Do note that by default the developer fee for this miner is set to 2%, though the you can change that in the source code and recompile with different percentage should you wish to do so. There are binaries available for Linux and Windows ready for download and of course you will need to run the miner and configure depending on your mining hardware for best performance (there is autoconfig, but not the best performance).

For more information and to download and try the latest XMR-stak all-in-one miner solution…