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We have compiled a new Windows binary from of sgminer version 5.1.1 from the latestsource as it includes some fixes and optimizations since our last binary release. The latest sgminer 5.1.1 should also have better performing WhirlpoolX implementation thanks to Wolf0’s kernel getting integrated. 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. Do not that the performance of all of the various kernels included in the official sgminer may not be as optimized as in some dedicated releases for a specific crypto algorithm out there.
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.
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.