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The T-Rex miner is one of the newer GPU miners out there and it is an interesting option for Nvidia mining rig owners that are looking for profitable new coins based on less popular mining algorithms. Since we last covered the miner there have been some new additions of the supported mining algorithms, namely x16r, x16s and renesis along with some performance improvements in 0.5.7 for a few extra percent of performance in renesis, hsr, x16r, x16s, x17 and c11.

Performance wise we were a bit surprise that the X16R and X16S algorithms are not only now slower, but in fact at times may be even a bit faster at times compared to the latest z-enemy miner 1.14, at least what the miner reports. Also the performance for mining Renesis (RESS) is better than the official fork of ccminer for that algorithm, so you might want to check it out if you still haven’t done so.

Finally, just a reminder that T-Rex is a closed source miner and that there is 1% development fee built-in and you need to have a recent video driver installed as the binaries for both Linux and Windows are compiled for CUDA 9.1/9.2.

For more information and to download and try the latest version of the T-Rex miner…

The latest EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner v0.5 comes with some performance optimizations and fixes for various variations of the Equihash algorithm it supports for GPU mining on Nvidia-based rigs. You can expect to see a speed increase of 3-15% depending on your mining hardware for Equihash 144,5 as well as 2% for Equihash 210,9 with the latest update. The new version also fixes the problem with cropped performance on fast (1080 Ti, Titan) gpus for Equihash 96,5 as well as the “low difficulty shares” problem, on Aion pools for Equihash 210,9. So if you are mining any of the Equihash Equihash 192,7, 144,5, 96,5 or 210,9 variants yo umight want to give this miner a go. Do note it does not support the Equihash 200,9 that was originally the algorithm called Equihash and used by ZCash (ZEC) that is currently mineable by ASIC miners. We are also reminding you that the EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner is a closed source miner, there are CUDA 8.0 and 9.1 binaries available for Windows and Linux and there is a 2% developer fee built-in by default.

For more information and to download and try the new EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner v0.5…

Bytom (BTM) mining support has been introduced in the previous Bminer 9.0.0 release and back then it was faster than the alternative miner. Since then however the NebuTech BTMiner has taken the lead in terms of hashrate. With the new Bminer 9.1.0 that substantially increases the BTM mining speed with up to 30% over the previous version Bminer is catching up, but still a bit behind what the latest NebuTech BTMiner 7.0 is providing.

With Bminer Bytom (BTM) mining support (tensority algorithm) was originally introduced to support f2pool mining and it seems that not all mining pools are still supported, for example Bitmain’s AntPool still does not work in the new version, though the problem is probably related to the pools that use of workers instead of payment addresses. So apart from further improvements in performance this is another thing that needs work in order to be competitive as far as BTM mining goes.

Bminer also supports mining of Equihash and Ethash, but both of these algorithms have been taken over by ASIC miners already or will soon be, even though Ethereum and some other Ethash coins are still often found in the top of most profitable coins to be miner in mining calculators. We remind you that this is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for BTM and Equihash, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 9.1.0 Nvidia GPU miner…