Mining Zcoin (XZC) with the New MTP Algorithm on AMD and Nvidia

22 Dec

Zcoin (XZC) has recently switched to a new algorithm called MTP as a means to be ASIC-resistant, it is a new algorithm and mining software is still being developed, but there are already miners available for CPUs (not that useful anymore) and GPUs – for both AMD and Nvidia. If you are interested in trying out to mine Zcoin you should be aware that the algorithm needs more memory, both on the GPU (4 GB VRAM on the video cards as minimum) as well as on the mining rig where 8 GB plus is a must have preferably 16GB for 6-8 GPUs. Also you should note that miners are still being optimized, so performance and stability can be further improved and you can expect to have some issues at this point. if you want to try out the CPU miner for MTP you should be aware that it also needs a fixed 4 GB per thread so with an 8-core processor, you would need 32 GB of RAM.

If you are using Nvidia GPUs for mining you should head over to the ccminer fork with MTP support being actively developed by djm34 and download the latest version. Depending on your settings the current version should be capable of providing about 1200 KHS per GTX 1080 Ti GPU with lower power usage (not yet fully optimized), owners of RTX 2080 GPUs might be quite happy with up to almost double that hashrate, but with higher power usage though. Make sure that you have the latest Nvidia video drivers installed though with CUDA 10 support in order to be able to run the miner.

If you want to try mining ith AMD GPUs, then you will need the latest WildRig Multi mtp beta miner that adds beta support for the MTP algorithm. AMD RX 480, RX 580 and RX 590 GPUs should be capable of delivering about 800-900 KHS per card which is quite good compared to the current Nvidia results, however the power consumption is higher on the AMD video cards as well. The AMD GPU miner for MTP also has high requirements for both video memory and system memory, so make sure you have enough available on your mining rigs. If you have just 4 GB of system memory availabe you can still experiment with the miners to see what performance you can get, but you should limit the miner to run on a single GPU only.

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2 Responses to Mining Zcoin (XZC) with the New MTP Algorithm on AMD and Nvidia


December 23rd, 2018 at 12:09

What settings? With newest drivers i have:
GTX 1070×5 -580kh/GPU (16GB RAM)
GTX 1080tix3 -420kh/GPU (8GB RAM)


December 25th, 2018 at 18:12

This is yet another coin that is very difficult and very watt hungry to mine.
While the miner application Wild Rig will set up and run on RX-570 pretty easy, the hashrate and return is pitiful in relation to the watt usage. Vega 64 and GTX 1071 Ti cards are an immediate problem to set up in my case and just about not worth the time and effort required to do it based on the RX-570 performance.
The authors of the CC miner program do not make it easy for anyone who is not a command line guru to understand their intent in how users are supposed to set up and run the program and instead make assumptions that you are going to just know exactly what to do rather than providing clear step wise instructions. This is a division that is happening in the early adopters community that is fully unnecessary and bad for Crypto in general. Just the facts.

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