Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category

ccminer-1-5-git-sp-mod-new

Time for another windows binary release based on the latest code of the ccMiner 1.5-git SP-MOD fork of the Nvidia miner optimized for Maxwell GPUs by SP (source). Since the last windows binary we have published a few days ago there have been a lot of fixes and improvements made to the code and we were pleasantly surprised today to see a significant performance improvement. The results we are getting in terms of hashrate on our stock test GTX 980 GPU for X11 have gone up from about 7900 KHS with the previous release to over 8300 KHS and for X13 up from a bit over 6200 KHS to about 6700 KHS. There are also hashrate optimizations for other algorithms – NIST5 is up to about 26500 KHS, so performance should increase not only for X-based coins, so definitely a recommended update for owners of Maxwell-based Nvidia GPUs such as GTX 750 series and GTX 970/980. There seems to be a bug with the launch config of X15 for Computer 5.2 cards as on GTX 750s it works fine, also the improvements are also present for GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti users, but the hashrate increase is not so big. Do note that this fork of ccMiner is supports only Maxwell cards as it is optimized and compiled for Compute 5.0 and 5.2 architecture.

To download the latest ccMiner for Maxwell version 1.5-git by SP for Windows OS…

ccminer-1-5-tpruvot-windows-binary

A few days ago we have posted a windows binary compiled from the latest source of ccMiner 1.5 from tpruvot and now an official final release is available with a windows binary release compiled by the author of the miner. The final version does come with some additional improvements as compared to the 1.5-git release from a few days ago, so if you are using the older windows binary you might want to update now. The ccMiner 1.5-tpruvot fork adds extranonce support that is used by services for selling and buying hashrate such as NiceHash and WestHash and also has further improved API and Nvidia GPU monitoring features available. In terms of performance there is some slight improvement especially for X13 where you may notice a bit higher hashrate as compared to the 1.5-git windows binary. The ccMiner 1.5-tpruvot fork supports Nvidia-based GPUs with Compute 3.0 or newer capabilities, so make sure that you are not trying to run the miner on too old hardware

To download the latest official release of ccMiner 1.5-tpruvot for Windows OS…

sgminer-5-0-1-windows

The master branch of sgminer (source) has been updated to version 5.0.1 including some of the latest things that were available only in the develop branch such as the NeoScrypt support (Wolf9466’s OpenCL kernel) that was recently added. We have compiled a windows binary form the latest source code available in the master branch and you can download it from the link below. If you were using an older binary compiled from a development source then you might want to update it to this one that is based on the latest stable source. Don’t expect to get some serious performance increases from this version, unless of course you are still using a very old development release. If you are using an older release of the dev version of sgminer for mining FeatherCoin (FTC) or another NeoScrypt-based crypto coin you might want to make sure you have the latest version and update.

To download the latest sgminer 5.0.1 miner binary for Windows OS…


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