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The active development for the WildRig Multi AMD GPU miner continues with full force with new algorithms, performance improvements and new features being added constantly. Since the last time we covered the miner there have been numerous new algorithms added as supported to the WildRig Multi miner – X16R, X16S, Timetravel and HEX along with some performance improvements for some of the already supported algorithms. Support for more new algorithms is probably coming soon with ones such as Bitcore, Xevan, Lbk3, X22i being the most likely candidates along with a benchmark mode for easier testing of the performance the software provides.

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 0.12.0 Beta is currently 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 0.12.0 Beta multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux…

Another update for the NebuTech BTMiner Nvidia GPU miner to version 10.0 for mining Bytom (BTM) that brings another significant performance boost by increasing the hashrate provided by the miner with about 30% or even more compared to the previous version 9.0, depending on what kind of Nvidia GPUs you have in your mining rig of course and the settings they are running at. Anyway, this is a really big performance boost to the miner, so if you are mining Bytom (BTM) with your Nvidia GPU mining rigs you must definitely update to the latest version to take advantage of the increased hashrate. We remind you that the NebuTech BTMiner is a closed source Bytom (BTM) GPU miner for Nvidia CUDA that is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and it has a 3% developer fee built-in.

To download the latest NebuTech BTMiner Bytom Nvidia GPU Miner v10.0 for Windows/Linux…

The Japanese GMO Internet Group has been venturing into the crypto business with ASIC mining, but now they are apparently also wanting to get into the GPU mining as well will the release of Cryptknocker software miner. A closed source Equihash 200,9 Nvidia GPU miner claiming to be the fastest in terms of hashrate that can be used for mining ZCash (ZEC) or other crypto currencies using the “original” Equihash mining algorithm. Similar to other closed source mining solutions GMO is charging a developer fee for their software from everyone that uses it, the dev fee is 2%, the same amount that the miner apparently manages to be faster compared to other alternatives. The Cryptknocker by GMO miner is available for both Linux and Windows operating systems.

Everything may sound Ok until you realize that the Cryptknocker miner only supports Equihash 200,9 mining on Nvidia GPUs and that particular parameter set is already in the domain of ASIC miners such as the Antminer Z9 or A9 Master. So why release a closed source GPU miner now and with a developer fee built in for an algorithm that is already being mined by specialized mining hardware with a much faster speed than what a GPU can do. Maybe GMO has plans to extend the supported Equihash parameter set with other variations that are still ASIC resistant in the future, but if they don’t, then this piece of software is really pointless and maybe just a PR stunt.

For more about the Cryptknocker Equihash 200,9 Nvidia mining software by GMO (Japanese language only)…