Really interesting news for everyone that owns Antminer S9 ASIC miners and other Bitmain BM1387-based models like the Antminer R4, S9i, S9j, T9 and T9+. Bitmain has officially released a firmware to activate the so called “Overt AsicBoost” for Antminer S9 Bitcoin ASIC miners and will have the firmware for Antminer R4, S9i, S9j, T9 and T9+ within a week as well. This comes just a few days after the announcement that Braiins OS might actually bring users support for Overt AsicBoost. According to Braiins the activation of the “Overt AsicBoost” functionality on S9 can bring down the power consumption by about 13% which is more than welcome at the current market situation for any miner using Antminer S9 Bitcoin ASICs. Bitmain however does not officially reveal how the new firmware with “Overt AsicBoost” affects the operating parameters of the S9, though the upgrade should reduce the power consumption for sure. If you upgrade your Antminer S9 miners to the new firmware please feel free to share your feedback in the comments below.

Fore more details on the firmware to activate “Overt AsicBoost” in BM1387-based Antminer Models…

The latest version 0.9.3 of the CryptoDredge Nvidia GPU miner for both Linux and Windows introduces support for the new CryptoNight v8 algorithm that Monero (XMR) just recently forked to as well as some performance improvements and fixes. You can expect to get something like 1000 H/s mining Monero (XMR) on GTX 1080 Ti with the ETHlargementPill (dependig on your GPU settings), without the pill the hashrate is lower. You can expect to get some extra performance for mining crypto coins that use Allium and Phi2 with the new CryptoDredge 0.9.3. Our usual reminder that the CryptoDredge miner is a closed source software that comes with 1% built-in developer fee with binaries available for both Windows and Linux (CUDA 9.1/9.2). CUDA 10.0 release is not yet available for the 0.9.3 version, though it should most likely be as there was a binary for the previous version.

To download and try the latest release of the CryptoDredge 0.9.3 Nvidia GPU miner…

If you are mining Merit (Cuckoo Cycle Edgebit 26), Bitcash (Cuckoo Cycle Edgebit 27) or SUQA (X22i) on AMD or Nvidia GPUs you might want to check the just released update for the zjazz CUDA and OpenCL 1.2 closed source miner and start using it or just upgrade if using older version. Both the AMD and the Nvidia versions (separate downloads) of the zjazz 1.2 miner come with stratum connection stability improved (should help efficiency on all supported algorithms), but AMD users also get some optimizations added to X22i algorithm or with other words some additional performance increase should be noticeable.

The Cuckoo Cycle algorithm used by MRT and BITC is CPU intensive and the zjazz miner provides multiple options to reduce the CPU load if you are mining on a GPU mining rig with a slower processor that is having trouble coping up, so make sure you check these out. Do note that the zjazz miner is a closed source software available as binary releases for both Windows and Linux and comes with a built-in development fee of 2%.

To download and try the latest zjazz Nvidia AMD GPU Miner v1.2 for Windows and Linux…
To download and try the latest zjazz Nvidia CUDA GPU Miner v1.2 for Windows and Linux…

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