All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
There is now a new fork of sgminer 5.0 beta that brings x17 algorithm support for mining crypto currencies such as People’s Coin (PPL) on AMD-based GPUs. The new fork is by the developer of the PPL coin (source) and it completest the GPU support along with the already available ccminer X17 fork by djm34 for Nvidia GPUs. We have compiled a windows binary from the latest source of the miner and tested it on an AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU getting almost 2500 KHS. You can download and try the windows binary yourself from the link below. Do note it is recommended to be using the latest 14.6/14.7 beta drivers from AMD in order to get the best performance.
If you are looking for a GPU miner for Nvidia video cards supporting the new X17 algorithm, then you don’t need to look for it anymore as djm34 just added X17 support to his fork of ccMiner (source). We have compiled a windows binary of the new release (using CUDA 5.5) and on a GeForce GTX 750 Ti video card we are getting a hashrate of about 1700 KHS and about 3200 KHS on GTX 780 Ti. Have in mind that this ccMiner fork does support other algorithms as well, including whirlpool that was just recently added. There are still not much crypto currencies using the X17 algorithm as it is really new, but you can already try mining People’s Coin (PPL) for example.
The windows binary available here is compiled for Compute 3.0, 3.5 and newer cards (32-bit version only) in a single binary, so it will not work on older cards. If you are unsure what version of Compute does your video card support check the included GPU Compute Capabilities List file. The binary is compiled with Visual Studio 2010 and is backwards compatible with Windows XP as well if you are using it on your mining rig.