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bfgminer-4-0-0-gridseed-mining

The software bfgminer 4.0.0 has been released and now the latest version does come with official support for Gridseed-based ASIC devices built-in, among a lot of other new features and improvements. The miner is intended for mining Scrypt and SHA-256 crypto currencies and the biggest advantage is the support for many ASIC miners, though most of these are still for Bitcoin mining and not for Scrypt. If used for Gridseed ASIC mining the advantage here is that you don’t need to replace the virtual USB to COM drivers with WinUSB or to send as parameters the COM ports for the ASIC devices to the miner – they will be autodetected. Below you can download the compiled windows binaries for the miner (32 and 64-bit) and be sure to check the example BAT files for running on Gridseed ASICs or just for Scrypt mining with a GPU. You can also compile bfgminer from source if you are using other operating system for example.

You can download the new bfgminer 4.0.0 binaries for Windows OS here…

sph-sgminer_x11mod

A few days ago a modified x11 sgminer appeared offering higher performance for AMD GPU miners. That release however has been controversial as the author did not release the source code and only binaries thus violating the GPL license of sgminer. Furthermore he has released only compiled binaries and added a forced 2% fee by hardcoding the miner to switch to another pool to mine some of the time. And while the author’s approach was not good at all, still many people used the miner just because of the significant performance increase not caring about the rest. The good news is that there is now a fork of sph-sgminer from lasybear that uses the kernel from the controversial miner providing the same performance, but with the source code available and no 2% forced fee. We have tried it and can confirm it is working well, we have also compiled a windows binary that you can download and try.

To download the new sph-sgminer_x11mod with performance increase for X11 crypto mining…

ccminer-compute-2-support

The support for older Nvidia-based GPUs using Compute 2/2.1 architecture (Fermi) has been dropped in the more recent versions of ccMiner in order to focus and improve performance on the newer Compute 3 and 3.5 (Kepler) as well as 5 (Maxwell) GPUs. It seems however there are still quite a few people that are using Fermi-based Nvidia graphic cards to mine crypto coins with, so this is something they may find useful. There is a fork of ccMiner compiled with support for Compute 2.0/2.1 (Fermi) GPUs as well as the newer Compute 3.x+ cards. To ensure support for Compute 2.x however the support for Jackpotcoin, Quark and Animecoin is not available as the code for these in ccMiner apparently requires at least Compute 3.0 support. This fork however adds Diamondcoin support that is not available in the original ccMiner release.

Compute 2.0 video cards (Fermi – GF100, GF110):
GeForce GTX 590, GeForce GTX 580, GeForce GTX 570, GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 480M, Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 4000 for Mac, Quadro Plex 7000, Quadro 5010M, Quadro 5000M, Tesla C2075, Tesla C2050/C2070, Tesla M2050/M2070/M2075/M2090

Compute 2.1 video cards (Fermi – GF104, GF106 GF108,GF114, GF116, GF119):
GeForce GTX 560 Ti, GeForce GTX 550 Ti, GeForce GTX 460, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GT 640 (GDDR3), GeForce GT 630, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 610, GeForce GT 520, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 440, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GT 430, GeForce GTX 675M, GeForce GTX 670M, GeForce GT 635M, GeForce GT 630M, GeForce GT 625M, GeForce GT 720M, GeForce GT 620M, GeForce 710M, GeForce 610M, GeForce GTX 580M, GeForce GTX 570M, GeForce GTX 560M, GeForce GT 555M, GeForce GT 550M, GeForce GT 540M, GeForce GT 525M, GeForce GT 520MX, GeForce GT 520M, GeForce GTX 485M, GeForce GTX 470M, GeForce GTX 460M, GeForce GT 445M, GeForce GT 435M, GeForce GT 420M, GeForce GT 415M, GeForce 710M, GeForce 410M, Quadro 2000, Quadro 2000D, Quadro 600, Quadro 410, Quadro 4000M, Quadro 3000M, Quadro 2000M, Quadro 1000M, NVS 5400M, NVS 5200M, NVS 4200M

To download the CCminer-KBomba fork with Compute 2.x Support for Windows OS…


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