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There are just a few days left until the fork of Monero (XMR) to CryptoNightV7 to make it again ASIC resistant and you might want to be ready for mining it after the fork, especialyl if you have ADM RX VEGA GPUs. So far the latest Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner does not yet have support for CryptoNightV7, but for VEGA GPUs you probably are using XMR-stak (also not ready) or Cast-XMR or the more recently announced Xrig. The last two have already been updated and their latest versions do come with support for CryptoNightV7, so you should update to Xrig 0.8.1 and Cast XMR 0.9.1 in order to be sure you are ready for the fork. Although these miners are optimized especially for VEGA mining, they should work on other AMD RX series of GPUs like 470/480 and 570/580 for example, so until a Claymore adds CryptoNightV7 support you can try using these miners as well. After Monero forks to the new CryptoNightV7 POW other coins are also expected to do the same and remain to be ASIC proof. The upcoming Monero (XMR) fork to CryptoNight v7 is scheduled for block 1546000 which should happen some time around 2018-04-06 (April 4th), so less than 2 weeks left until the fork.

It seems that there is a new Cryptonight miner out there optimized for AMD RX Vega GPUs called Xrig, though it should also work on other AMD video cards. Performance wise it should be similar to other high-performance AMD RX Vega miners like Cast-XMR or XMR-stak, meaning 1900-2000 H/s, depending on the settings. What makes it more interesting is the built-in hardware monitoring as well as options to configure clocks and voltages via a config file. Xrig is open source, though the default Windows binary is with 1% dev fee included and it apparently starts with developer fee mining when you run the miner before it continues to your configured pool.

The miner comes with GPU reset script and devcon.exe bundled, however it may not work out of the box as you need specific version of devcon.exe depending on your Windows version. So if the bundled devcon for the Windows does not work for you, here is an easy way to obtain the required devcon version. Other than that, well you should try the miner and compare what kind of performance you are getting with it on your Vega 56/64 GPUs or other AMDs an if it works better than other alternative options. If not using a config file (you need to create one, example is available on Github) do not forget to set the intensity command line parameter in order for the miner to work.

To download and try the new Xrig Cryptonight miner for AMD RX Vega 56/64 GPUs…