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While LBRY is still in Beta and you need to request an invitation in order to be able to get early access to the platform (currently only available for Mac OSX and Linux), people have been mining the LBRY Credits (LBC) for a while now on AMD via the dedicated sgminer fork or on CPU, but today tpruvot has updated his ccMiner fork (source) with the final 1.8 release that adds support for LBRY Credits mining on Nvidia GPUs as well.
We have compiled a Windows binary of the latest ccMiner 1.8 source code from github and you can download and try it for mining LBC from the link below. It is a 32-bit Windows binary compiled with VS2013 using CUDA 7.5 for Compute 2.0 to Compute 5.2 Nvidia GPUs, though it also works on Nvidia Pascal GPUs. We are going to be testing the miner with different CUDA versions to see if there is a better working combination and if we find such we are going to update the binary. If you are in a hurry to get to mining LBRY Credits however you should be all set to start with this release and enjoy the good performance that Nvidia GPUs provide for this algorithm. Below is a quick benchmark with a few Nvidia GPUs using this Windows binary as an idea to what you can expect in terms of hashrate for mining LBRY Credits.
Mining hashrate for LBRY Credits:
– GTX 970 – 127 MHS
– GTX 980 Ti – 156 MHS
– GTX 1070 – 242 MHS
– GTX 1080 – 313 MHS
Here is another quick update of the ccMiner fork by tpruvot with a new Windows binary we have compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8-dev (source) that comes with improved hashrate for Lyra2REv2 thanks to the Nanashi Meiyo-Meijin improvements as well as faster Decred hashrate thanks to Alexis Provos improvements getting integrated. There are some other fixes and some new features using nvapi, this release also includes support for the X11 Evo algorithm, so you might want to give it a try if you are currently using different forks of ccMiner for different algorithms. The Windows binary is a 32-bit one compiled with CUDA 6.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 to Compute 5.2 Nvidia GPUs and will also work on the newer Pascal Nvidia GPUs even though it is not CUDA 8.0 binary. So do give it a try if you are GPU mining anything other than Ethereum on your Nvidia GPUs at the moment…
Here comes another interesting update of the ccMiner fork by tpruvot with a new Windows binary we have compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8-dev (source) that comes with support for the new X11 Evo algorithm. The Windows binary is built from the Linux branch and is a 32-bit one compiled with CUDA 6.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 or newer Nvidia GPUs. Our quick test has shown pretty good performance from the ccMiner with X11 Evo support as compared to the sgminer fork for the X11 Evo algorithm supplied by the Revolvercoin (XRE) team, so Nvidia miners will have a serious advantage at the moment. While you can get about 2-3 MHS on a 280X 290X using the sgminer fork, with this release of ccMiner you can expect to see over 7 MHS on GTX 970 or over 10 MHS on a GTX 980 Ti, so significantly faster hashrate on Nvidia GPUs for the moment. So Nvidia miners might be interested in checking out the new Revolvercoin (XRE) altcoin as it is currently the only one that uses the X11 Evo algorithm and if you have some issue with X11evo support please report it…