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The latest update to the CryptoNight AMD GPU miner SRBMiner to version 1.7.9 brings support for the new POW algorithm that Monero (XMR) will be switching to in less than two weeks from now. Cryptonight variant 4 (CNv4) also know as CryptonightR will be the new mining algorithm after the upcoming Monero hard fork planned for block number 1788000 that is expected sometime on March 9th. SRBMiner 1.7.9 is the first AMD miner to support the new CryptonightR algorithm, though others will probably soon follow as the time for the fork approaches. Apart from the CryptonightR support the latest version brings support for a few other algorithms, some new features as well as bug fixes as one would expect. You can find the full changelow below. Do note that the developer fee is ~0.85% for both normal mode and algorithm switching mode as SRBMiner is a closed source miner available for AMD GPU miners only under Windows.

SRBMiner V1.7.9 Full Cangelog:
– Added new Monero algo ‘Cryptonight R’
– Added algo ‘Wownero’
– Added algo ‘Conceal’
– Added algo ‘Zelerius’
– Added algo ‘Xcash’
– Replaced ‘Mox’ algo with new ‘Mox V8’ algo
– Added parameter ‘maxnosharesent’ in cmd
– Added parameter ‘randomnonce’ in cmd
– Added parameter ‘enablecoinforking’ in cmd
– Added algo switching info in json and on html stats page
– Lot of bug fixes

For more information about the latest SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner V1.7.9…

The latest NBMiner 20.0 has just been released with support for Grin’s Cuckatoo31 algorithm (Cuckaroo29 was already supported) as well as support for mining Grin on NiceHash. The new version also comes with an option to tune CPU usage when mining Grin, improved BTM+ETH dual mining performance on Nvidia RTX video cards s well as some bug fixes. Regarding Cuckatoo31 performance, you can expect to get similar hashrate as what the previously fastest BMiner 15.0 miner provides, however stability wise NBMiner does seem to be handling better based on our initial impressions from the new version under Windows 10.

We remind you that the NBMiner is a closed source GPU miner for Nvidia CUDA that is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and it has the following developer fee built-in: tensority + ethash – 3%, tensority (Pascal GPUs) – 2%, tensority (Turing GPUs) – 3%, ethash – 0.65%, cuckaroo29 and cuckatoo31 – 2%.

To download and try the latest NBMiner 20.0 Nvidia GPU Miner for Windows/Linux…

The latest GMiner version 1.33 comes with added AMD support for BEAM mining (currently only under Windows) as well as improved performance for Grin29/Aeternity and fixes. In fact this is a fixed release of the GMiner 1.32 release that was quickly recalled because of issues with GRIN soon after it was made available, the 1.33 seem to work fine for the moment. The performance you can expect from the miner for BEAM (Equihash 150,5 algorithm) is very close to what lolMiner 0.7 alpha5 manages to deliver and both miners do seem to work fine regarding NieHash support. Cuckatoo 31 performance for Grin mining is still slower (almost double) than what the latest Bminer 15.0 provides, though GMiner is more stable.

The GMiner Nvidia CUDA miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.33 CUDA Equihash miner…


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