Posts Tagged ‘Scrypt Miner

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Alpha Technology has promised their customers that they will ship this month, October, after the company was unable to deliver by the end of September already. Today the pictures of the first produced Viper ASIC chips have been posted by the company and now they need to start assembling them into the Scrypt miners. And although no date is yet mentioned when they will be able to start shipping Viper Scrypt ASIC miners, it now seems realistic to believe that there is a chance that the first units may start shipping before the end of the month. Alpha Technology has also promised to “also be quickly releasing a video demonstrating our chips hashing as an update to the community”, so we are now waiting to see the first actual Viper unit in action.

Specifications wise the smaller 50 MHS Viper Scrypt ASIC miner and the bigger 250 MHS Viper Scrypt ASIC still look OK compared to other mining hardware already available on the market, though at the prices that they were originally sold you can already buy more powerful hardware in terms of hashrate. The situation with the time required for the Vipers to ROI is very similar to that of the situation with KnCMiner Titan miners – not very likely that it will ever happen, unless the price of LTC does increase quite a bit over the current level. So it will be very interesting to see what will happen with the company if/after it ships all of the pre-ordered miners – will they reduce the prices and continue making and selling the Vipers to new customers, will they be working on new generation of chips or…

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It seems that Gridseed might be working on a new even larger Scrypt ASIC miner, or that is what got as information from a reader that sent a link to publication on a new mining forum called MinerTalk. From the apparently leaked photos of the new miner published there we can see that it is a larger box miner with integrated PSU and a LAN network interface. There are still no specifications available and no information what ASIC chips will the device use.

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The miner seems to have 5 PCBs or modules with chips inside and there are only three small fans. On the second photo we can see that the chips on the modules are small, similar to the Gridseed GC3355 ones, though these might be new chips as well. Judging from the size of the chips and the miner we can assume that the miner should be capable of something like 25 MHS or 50 MHS even more in terms of hashrate (5-10 MHS per module). Though there is no information about actual specifications, so these are only assumptions for the moment.

To check out the topic about the new Gridseed ASIC at the MinerTalk forum…

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Below you can find a list of the more common crypto algorithms with some example coins that use them along with a link to windows binary for a miner for the respective algorithm. This way you can quickly get to the GPU miner for AMD or Nvidia GPUs that you would need to use for a specific crypto algorithms, especially if you have not yet mined a coin based on that algorithm. There are of course some more coins that use other specific algorithms and may not be mineable with the GPU miners listed below.

Scrypt – LiteCoin (LTC), DogeCoin (DOGE), FeatherCoin (FTC), WorldCoin (WDC), Reddcoin (RDD)
sgminer 4.2.1 for AMD OpenCL
bfgminer 4.0.0 for AMD OpenCL
cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth for AMD OpenCL
cgminer 3.7.2 for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner 2014-02-28 for Nvidia CUDA

Scrypt Adaptive-N – Vertcoin (VTC), ExeCoin (EXE), GPUcoin (GPUC), ParallaxCoin (PLX), SiliconValleyCoin (XSV)
vertminer 0.5.4pre3 for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner 2014-02-28 for Nvidia CUDA

Scrypt-Jane (Scrypt-Chacha) – YaCoin (YAC), Ultracoin (UTC), Velocitycoin (VEL)
yacminer 3.4.2-yac2 for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner 2014-02-28 for Nvidia CUDA

SHA-256 – Bitcoin (BTC), NameCoin (NMC), Devcoin (DVC), IxCoin (IXC)
sgminer 4.2.1 for AMD OpenCL
bfgminer 4.0.0 for AMD OpenCL
cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth for AMD OpenCL
cgminer 3.7.2 for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner 2014-02-28 for Nvidia CUDA

SHA-3 (Keccak) – MaxCoin (MAX), Slothcoin (SLOTH), Cryptometh (METH)
cgminer 3.7.3 with Keccak for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner 2014-02-28 for Nvidia CUDA

X11 – DarkCoin (DRK), Hirocoin (HIRO), X11coin (XC)
sph-sgminer X11mod for AMD OpenCL
ccMiner 1.0 beta for Nvidia CUDA

X13 – MaruCoin (MARU), BoostCoin (BOST), X13Coin (X13C)
sph-sgminer X13mod for AMD OpenCL

Blake-256 – BlakeBitcoin, Blakecoin (BLC), Dirac (XDQ), Electron (ELT), Photon (PHO)
cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 for AMD OpenCL
CudaMiner with Blake-256 for Nvidia CUDA

Quark – Animecoin (ANI), BitQuark (BTQ), Diamondcoin (DMC)
sph-sgminer 4.1.0 for AMD OpenCL
ccMiner 1.0 beta for Nvidia CUDA

HEFTY1 – Heavycoin (HVC), Mjollnircoin (MNR)
cgminer 3.7.3 HVC for AMD OpenCL
cgminer 3.7.3 MNR for AMD OpenCL
ccMiner 1.0 beta for Nvidia CUDA

For other crypto algorithms:
sph-sgminer 4.1.0 for AMD OpenCL
ccMiner 1.0 beta for Nvidia CUDA
ccMiner 1.0 beta for Nvidia CUDA for older Compute 2.x cards


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