Posts Tagged ‘neoscrypt


Earlier this month when sgminer has been updated to version 5.1.1 (source) it has turned out that there are some issues with the newly added Lyra2RE support. This issue has been addressed and now the latest sgminer 5.1.1 should have no more trouble mining Lyra2RE on compatible OpenCL GPUs, so you might want to give it a try, though it might not be the highest performing Lyra2RE miner out there. The idea of the official sgminer is that it combines almost all of the available algorithms in a single miner package and that is what makes it useful for GPU miners along with a functionality that should allow you to easily switch between them.

To download and try the latest sgminer 5.1.1 miner binary for Windows OS…


There hasn’t been much happening at the official github repository of sgminer for some time (source), so we have not posted a new windows binary compiled from there recently. However they just added some new algorithms and have bumped the version number to 5.1.1, so we’ve had to compile a new binary to try out the new algorithms that were added. The latest sgminer 5.1.1 now does include support for Lyra2RE, Pluck and WhirlpoolX algorithms, so no need to use different forks of sgminer for each of these algorithms. And since these algorithms were added in the official sgminer we can now update our Miner Control package for AMD Radeon R9 280X GPUs that we haven’t updated for a while, so stay tuned for the update. Meanwhile you can download and try the new windows binary with the added support for the three new algorithms.

To download and try the latest sgminer 5.1.1 miner binary for Windows OS…


Last month we’ve written about the Crowdfunding Campaign for ccMiner fork With NeoScrypt Support and the miner is already being made available for people that have donated to the developer djm34. We have already played a bit with the latest version of the ccMiner fork with NeoScrypt algorithm support and have tested it on multiple Nvidia-based video cards. Although we have tested the miner on Maxwell-based GPUs (Compute 5.x) only the size of the compiled Windows binary suggests that the miner is also compiled for Compute 3.x cards, so it should work on older video cards as well, though the performance may not be that good. Do note that the ccMiner fork with NeoScrypt support apparently does not currently have support for extranonce that is being used by services such as NiceHash and WestHash.

We have used GTX 980, GTX 960 and GTX 750 Ti for our tests and the results you can find below are achieved with the latest video drivers that were released along with the GeForce GTX 960 video cards. We are seeing a considerable increase in performance when we compare it to the initial performance results that were shared by djm34 when he initially announced the crowdfunding of the project early last month. So the development of the miner hasn’t stopped and you can show your support by donating to the project to keep the developer motivated and to reach the goal of making it public for everyone.

ccMiner NeoScrypt performance:
GTX 980 – 554 KHS
GTX 960 – 304 KHS
GTX 750 Ti – 149 KHS

There are some important notes regarding the parameter throughput that is used by the miner, it seems that for us value of 1 works best for GTX 980 and GTX 960 bringing a more consistent and high performance. The performance of the GTX 980 is not affected much by the throughput option, so it works without it pretty well, but the GTX without the extra option provides just about 50-60 KHS. For GTX 750 Ti there seems to be not much of a difference what setting we use or throughput in regards to the hashrate we are getting, although a value of 1 does seem to also provide a more consistent hashrate, but your results may vary. Do note that the results posted above are from a reference GTX 750 Ti and GTX 980 video cards that are running at their stock frequencies while the GTX 960 GPU is a factory overclocked ASUS Strix GTX 960. This clarification is important when you take into account the hashrate that the GTX 960 has as compared to the GTX 750 Ti – double, and more that 50% that of the GTX 980 card.

For more information about the crowdfunding campaign for ccMiner with NeoScrypt support…