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sgminer-djm34-pluck-ago

Initially Supcoin (SUP) was only mineable on CPU, though quickly an Nvidia GPUminer was released and now we also have an AMD GPU miner available all thanks to djm34. The initial release is only in the form of a binary for Windows, no source code available yet, and the miner may have some issues with the Pluck algorithm, but these will most likely be resolved in the next few days. We have tested the sgminer fork for AMD OpenCL GPUs on a Radeon R9 280X and the results were a little over 5 KH/s on a non-overclocked video card, so the performance is quite good compared to what the Nvidia miner provides at this moment. The binary has been updated, so now you should get even higher hashrate and less problems, so if you have downloaded the initial version please redownload the new one below.

To download and try the new sgminer fork for AMD GPU mining Pluck algorithm coins…

sgminer-5-1-0-whirlpoolx

Vanillacoin (VNL) is not a new altcoin, it has been available for a few months already, but up until recently it was only a CPU coin and now there is an sgminer 5.1.0 fork with support for the WhirlpoolX algorithm that the coin uses for mining on AMD OpenCL GPUs. You can still CPU mine the coin, but with the kind of performance that the GPU miner offers it will be a bit pointless as an Intel Core i7-5820K 6-core processor gets you around 4.4 MHS while with the GPU miner on a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get something like 75 MHS with the default setup. Do note that the coin still does not have an exchange where it is traded, but soon after the release of the AMD GPU miner MiningRigRentals has added support for the WhirlpoolX algorithm and there are currently 6 mining rigs available for rent, BetaRigs also did that but still nobody selling hashrate there. There are currently two official pools available with no need for registration, but be aware that if you mine with more than 10% of the pool combined hashrate then 90% of your earnings will be sent to the Vanillacoin faucet. You can download and try the GPU miner for Vanillacoin’s WhirlpoolX algorithm from the link below.

To download and try the sgminer fork for AMD GPU mining WhirlpoolX algorithm coins…

ccminer-djm-pluck

The Supcoin (SUP) is a new altcoin that has just recently launched as a CPU only coin using a new algorithm called PLUCK, but it has quickly gotten a ccMiner fork from djm34 (source) adding support for GPU mining on Nvidia-based GPUs. The ccMiner fork with Pluck support for mining Supcoin (SUP) is available for download below, it is compiled for Compute 3.0 or newer Nvidia-based graphics cards, so it will not work on older. We have taken the ccMiner for a quick test to tee what hashrate you can expect to get from it and compare it to what the Pluck CPU miner from Wolf0 currently provides in terms of hashrate. There is still no AMD GPU miner available, but most likely we are going to soon seen one available considering that the algorithm was quickly ported on Nvidia it is apparently not very GPU resistant. The results cited below are for the hardware (CPU and GPU) running at their stock frequencies with no additional user overclock, do note that only the GTX 960 is an ASUS Strix card that is factory overclocked.

CPU miner hashrate:

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition (6-core) – 0.78 KH/s
Intel Core i7-5820K Processor (6-core with HT) – 1.2 KH/s


Nvidia GPU miner hashrate:

Nvidia GTX 750 Ti – 1.89 KH/s (with throughput 3)
Nvidia GTX 960 – 3.38 KH/s (with throughput 3)
Nvidia GTX 980 – 5.25 KH/s (with throughput 3.5)

To download and try the djm34 ccMiner fork for Nvidia GPU mining Pluck algorithm coins…


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