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There is a new update of the zjazz CUDA Miner 0.97 for the Cuckoo Cycle algorithm that is being used by the Merit (MRT) and BitCash (BITC) projects. The new version comes with a number of improvements in functionality improvements, including support for BitCash mining on 3GB Nvdia GPUs (Merit was already supported on these), basic ccminer-like API support, list of failover pools is now supported and more to make mining better and problem free experience. You can find the full changelog of the new release below.

zjazz CUDA Miner 0.97 Changelog:

- Bitcash 3Gb GPUs support on Windows
- Linux CUDA 9.1 and CUDA 9.2 binaries
- First API version: ccminer-like. summary, pool, gpus and quit functions available. -b/--api-bind
- List of failover pools added. Use multiple times -o (--url)
- GPU timeout feature added: Application quits if new blocks from stratum are received and GPUs are not mining. Timeout value can be set with --gpu-timeout
- Improved stats, show hashrate detailed per GPU with --hashrate-per-gpu
- Bugfix for the --cuckoo-intensity 18 issue
- Added some debug info messages. --debug-info to enable them
- User friendly GPU memory errors presentation
- Set the number of threads per device --device-gpu-threads
- Hashrate reliable % message added
- Per line ok/ko state message added
- Force GPU processing to stop when connection with stratum server is lost
- Time to wait before reconnecting configurable: -R/--retry-pause parameter added

The Cuckoo Cycle algorithm is CPU intensive and the zjazz CUDA 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 CUDA 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 CUDA GPU Miner v0.97 for Windows and Linux…

We are seeing a quite active development going on for the WildRig Multi AMD GPU miner since its relatively recent introduction (the successor of the WildRig Wild Keccak miner) with new algorithms and features being added constantly. The latest beta version of the WildRig Multi supports BCD, C11, Geek, HMQ1725, PHI, Renesis, Sonoa and Tribus algorithms with more coming along in the future – X16r, X16s, Xevan and Hex and a much needed benchmark mode is also coming soon apparently. It is currently the preferred AMD GPU miner for anyone interested in Bitcoin Dark (BCD) mining, though the performance on other supported algorithms is also very good.

Do note that the WildRig Multi currently supports only AMD GPUs with the newer RX series and VEGA supported out of the box and a separate download of binary kernels needed for older R9 series Fiji, Hawaii and Tonga. Unlike its predecessor the WildRig Multi miner does not support Nvidia GPUs, it will only work on AMD-based mining rigs. The WildRig Multi 0.11.6 Beta is currently only available for Windows, Ubuntu Linux and HiveOS as a closed source binary and with a 2% developer fee built-in by default, though it can be reduced.

To download and try the WildRig Multi 0.11.6 Beta multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux…

One more quick update to version 0.6.6 for the T-Rex Nvidia GPU miner (development has been very active lately it seems) that brings extra performance for a recently introduced algorithm – BCD (Bitcoin Diamond), along with some small improvements in terms of functionality of the software. The new T-Rex 0.6.6 should bring a speed improvement of about 5% in the BCD algorithm over the recently released version T-Rex 0.6.5. Do note that the T-Rex is a closed source miner with 1% development fee built-in. Also make sure you have a recent video driver installed as the binaries for both Linux and Windows are compiled for CUDA 9.1/9.2.

For more information and to download and try the latest version of the T-Rex miner…


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