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The latest Bminer 15.1.0 comes with improved performance and reduced reject rate for the Cuckaroo29 and Cuckatoo31 algorithms used by GRIN as well as experimental support Cuckaroo29 on AMD cards (ROCM only). The update also improves compatibility on Windows and fixes the regression on UI dashboard. Do note that since Bminer runs on Nvidia GPUs by default you will need to specify device IDs with amd: to run on AMD cards, for example the command line option -devices amd:0 will run the miner on the first AMD GPU it finds in the system. DO note that AMD support is still experimental and before this version that brings Cuckaroo29 on AMD GPUs, Bminer already supported BEAM mining on AMD as well (Equihash 150,5).

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Grin, Beam, Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 15.1.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

Nvidia has introduced a new mid-range GPU – the GeFotce GTX 1660 Ti that is intended for gamers looking for an affordable option for reviving their older gaming system’s performance. According to the company the new GPU is 3x faster than a GTX 960, 1.5x faster than a GTX 1060, and offers comparable performance to a GTX 1070. So if it is comparable in terms of performance to GTX 1070, then why release a new GPU? Well, the new GTX 1660 Ti is built on the latest Turing architecture (still not named RTX and 2xxx series, but GTX and 1xxx series), which debuted with the top GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPUs. It also features the new GDDR6 video memory with a 192-bit wide memory bus at jus 120W of TDP. With the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti you can get an up to date GPU that is more affordable than the GTX 1070 with recommended prices starting at $279 USD.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Specifications:
GPU Engine Specs:
– 1536 NVIDIA CUDA Cores
– 1770 MHz Boost Clock
– 1500 MHz Base Clock
Video Memory Specs:
– 6000 MHz Memory Speed
– 6GB GDDR6 Memory
– 192-bit Memory Interface Width
– 288 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
Other Specs:
– Display Support: 7680×4320 @ 120Hz Maximum Digital Resolution
– Display Interfaces: DP 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI-D Standard Display Connectors
– Graphics Card Dimensions: 4.37″ Height, 5.7″ Length
– Thermal and Power Specs: 95C Maximum GPU Temperature
– 120W Graphics Card Power

Although the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is intended for gamers with a more limited budgets looking for upgrading their aging mid-range gaming graphics, it might turn out to be an interesting choice for mining as well. If it manages to offer good performance for crypto mining similar or even better than that of the older GTX 1070 with the lower power usage and price range it might spark some interest. Of course for that to happen we need to see some movement in the profitability of GPU mining following some good and strong signs of crypto market recovery, prior to that the new GPU might not be deemed as very attractive by miners. Still we need to see some crypto miming results to get a good idea on what to expect in terms of actual performance…

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