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There seems to be a new tool from OhGodACompany called OhGodAnETHlargementPill presented in a bit funny and confusing way that does wonders for Nvidia-based GPUs with GDDR5X memory like GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti for Ethash-based crypto coins. The “magic” tool is available for both Linux and Windows and all you need to do to increase your Ethereum (ETH) hashrate or that of another Ethash-based crypto coin up to about 50 MHS on a single GTX 1080 Ti (up to about 40 MHs on GTX 1080) is to have it running along with your miner. We have done a quick test with Claymore’s Dual ETH miner and got 46 MHS with power saving clocks on a mining rig with 6x GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards. So if you have Nvidia GPU mining rigs with GDDR5X memory (GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti for now) you might wnat to give this tool a go and report your results in the comments below. And yes, the hashrate is higher not only locally reported, but poolside as well, so it is really working in boosting actual performance for Ethash mining. We are also seeing a decent improvement with Cryptonight as a memory intensive algorithm (more than 10%), so you might want to try with other algos as well and see if there will be extra performance gained fro this tweak.

To try out the new OhGodAnETHlargementPill tool that boosts Ethereum hashrate on Nvidia GDDR5X GPUs…

Things are moving for the X16R algorithm used by Ravencoin (RVN) as well in terms of more and better miners for AMD GPUs as well as there are already quite a few options available for NVidia miners. There is now a new faster sgminer fork from KL0nLutiy (source) that is based on the recently released Avermore miner that promises 4-6% or even a bit more performance. The optimizations seems to be result from adding some optimized kernels from Wolf and they do seem to boost performance well, so if mining X16R on AMD definitely worth trying this miner. There is already an official Windows binary available with 1% developer fee with Linux binary expected to be made available soon, though you can compile from source as well.

If you want to download and try the new faster X11R AMD GPU miner…

The new zealot/enemy (z-enemy) Nvidia GPU miner for mining Ravencoin (RVN) X16r has been just updated to version 1.08 bringing some nice improvements. The new z-enemy version 1.08 comes with kernels speed improvements for GTX 1080 Ti that can bump the hashrate with +10% total according to the developer, the new version also comes with support for the slightly different X16S algorithm used by Pigeoncoin (PGN) along with some minor fixes. The update also introduces support for two more different algorithms – Bitcore (BTX) and Phi1612 used by LUXCoin, so you can test them as well as they might be faster than the miner you might be already using for them as well. The new release should also be more stable when it comes to huger power levels and overclocking as well, so you might also try to push your Nvidia GPUs a bit more to see if they will handle it.

The z-enemy-1.08 requires CUDA 9.0 support, so make sure you have up to date Nvidia video drivers that bring support for it. We are also reminding you that the z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release (Windows binary for the new version 1.08 for the moment) and the miner also has a 1% built-in developer fee in order to support the further development. If you are not Ok with that, there are a host of other open source alternatives available as Nvidia GPU miners for X16 and X16S that you might use, though with the latest update the z-enemy-1.08 should be the fastest for sure, so you might want to give it a try… we are already seeing a nice improvement on GTX 1080 Ti over the old 1.05a version, though the old version might be doing better on GTX 1080.

To download and try the new faster z-enemy-1.08 X16R and X16S Nvidia GPU miner (Windows binary)…


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