Monero (XMR) to Hardfork to the RandomX Algorithm on November 30th

27 Sep

Monero (XMR) will be once more changing its PoW algorithm for mining in an effort to attract regular miners CPU/GPU miners and drive away FPGA/ASIC miners. Testing on the private RandomX testnet has concluded successfully and RandomX PoW mining will move to public testing on the XMR testnet later today. There is quite some time left before the fork happens though, it is scheduled for block 1978433 that should hit sometime on November 30th, so there is time for you to get familiar with the new RandomX algorithm by then. If you are interested in checking out the performance of your CPUs, then you might want to check the official RandomX Benchmark app (link for download below). There is also a not so optimized OpenCL miner available that works on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs available as well, though performance might be disappointing compared to that of higher-end CPUs at this point.

It is interesting to note that the RandomX algorithm apparently favors CPU mining due to its design even GPUs might not do so well initially with it, though we are probably going to see better optimized GPUs miners soon enough. All in all this might make CPU mining attractive to miners around the fork date, though there are other factors to take into account as well, so we will have to wait and see. AMD’s Ryzen CPUs are doing particularly good in the initial benchmarks of the RandomX algorithm as it is already being used by the new project Epic Cash (EPIC). You can see that the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is doing particularly good in terms of performance with its big number of cores and low power consumption, though it is also an expensive and still hard to find product.

To download the RandomX Benchmark CPU app (Windows and Linux)…
To download the XMRig CPU miner with RandomX support (Windows and Linux)…
To download the RandomX OpenCL GPU miner (Windows only)…

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3 Responses to Monero (XMR) to Hardfork to the RandomX Algorithm on November 30th

Hans and Gretel

September 28th, 2019 at 21:26

A crypto that keeps changing Algo cannot be taken seriously…

It’s obvious that the Devs are to Dumb to create an Algo they trust.

Welcome to the Wacky Wheelz of mining :)


September 29th, 2019 at 08:42

I disagree, Monero is a proven project with a proven community, and they have a bright future in front of them.


October 12th, 2019 at 13:15

Not sure if trolling. If you actually believe doing regular forks and changing the algo is a sign that Monero devs are “to” dumb to create an Algo they trust, your knowledge about this project and PoW in general is severely limited.

Unfortunately I also have to disagree that Monero has a bright future in front of it. Being the one single altcoin that actually has a solid, sound reason to exist, the market and number of users have proven time and time again that crap with lots of promises that eventually evaporate into nothing is more interesting than anything useful. For the same reason that scammy gofundme or indiegogo projects that promise you drinking water out of thin air wherever you are still rake in hundreds of thousands of Dollars.

Wacky Wheelz indeed.

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