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Version 1.7.2 of tpruvot’s ccMiner fork source) for GPU mining on Nvidia-based video cards has been released and it comes with official support for Vanillacoin (VNL) as well as Decred (DCR) support. Below you can find compiled Windows binaries to try out the mining them, both are Blake256-based, but with some different requirements such as the need to use longpoll and getwork, and no support for stratum for Decred for example. There are two versions available, the 32-bit one is with support for older Compute 2.1 and 3.0 GPUs while the 64-bit version is for the newer Compute 3.5, 5 and 5.2 cards. We have tested the new release on GTX 970 and the results are slightly better at about 1.35 GHS (with the 64-bit miner) than what we are getting with the cgminer fork for Decred that relies on OpenCL that is also compatible with Nvidia cards. The ccMiner fork might be helpful to people that are having very high CPU usage with cgminer that results in lower mining performance, though the CPU load is still not that low even with ccMiner. Also the use of ccMiner for mining Decred could result in less rejected shares from the pool and no weird errors as some people are experiencing with cgminer, so if you are mining DCR on Nvidia with cgminer, then you should try with ccMiner as well.
New year and a new update in the form of a freshly compiled Windows binary from the latest ccminer 1.7.1-dev (source). The latest updates include some small bug fixes as well as the addition of the GPU mining support for the sib algorithm (X11 + Russian Streebog-512/GOST). The tpruvot fork of ccMiner is compatible with older Nvidia GPUs, so this is the version to go for if you have older video card that you want to try mining cryptocurrencies with. This Windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and supports Compute 2.1, 3.0, 5.0 and 5.2 GPUs, however have in mind that not all of the supported algorithms may work on older Compute 2.1/3.0 GPUs, but you can at least try with it.
Time for a new update in the form of a Windows binary from the latest ccminer 1.7-dev (source), so that you can try it out if you are interested. Tpruvot has been rewriting a lot of things in his fork for the upcoming official 1.7 release, so there are quite a lot of changes as well as new features implemented. The latest updates can be useful to people that have older Compute GPUs, especially with Compute 2.0 (SM 2.1) where all X-based algorithms along with some others should now work properly, along with some fixes for newer Compute cards and others. You should use this release just for trying it out and if you want more stability and reliability you should probably stick to the previous 1.6.6 release. This Windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and supports Compute 2.1, 3.0, 5.0 and 5.2 GPUs, but do have in mind that not all of the supported algorithms may work on older Compute 2.1/3.0 GPUs, still if you have an older Nvidia-based video card this is the ccminer fork you will need.