All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
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.
We have not released binary updates of the cpuminer-multi CPU miner fork from tpruvot with multiple algorithms support (source), so here is an up to date version compiled for Windows. This is the most functional fork of cpuminer that comes with support for the largest number of algorithms and a lot of optimizations for them to get the most performance out of your CPU. Do note however that some dedicated forks of cpuminer for a specific algorithm may still provide better performance, but if you want flexible solution with many algorithms supported then cpuminer-multi is the choice. We have compiled an up to date Windows binary from the latest source that comes with some fixes and improvements for various algorithms as well as support for some new algorithms such as bastion, scrypt-jane, sib and yescrypt. If you have some spare CPU power that you want to use for mining then this is the miner you’ll need, do note that we have compiled our Windows binary with Visual Studio 2013 and for 64-bit Windows.