The latest update of the AMD GPU miner lolMiner 0.7 alpha5 brings support for BEAM (Equihash 150,5 algorithm) on NiceHash giving access to AMD miners to sell their hashrate on the platform. In the last day the most profitable hashrate selling was for BEAM on NiceHash, but unfortunately not for AMD… it was for Nvidia miners with higher-end GPUs. Nevertheless, AMD miners now have access to sell their Equihash 150,5 hashrate as well on NiceHash with the lolMiner 0.7 alpha5, just make sure you set TLS to off for use with NiceHash (--tls 0 in cmd or "TLS" : 0 in config file to turn if off for BEAM). We remind you that lolMiner is a closed source AMD GPU miner available for Windows and Linux as pre-compiled binaries only and that there is a developer fee for using the software.

To download and try the latest lolMiner 0.7 alpha5 miner for Windows or Linux…

The new AMD Radeon VII (gfx906) GPUs are about to start hitting the market any moment now with a recommended end user price of $699 USD in USA or 739 EURO in EU. We just got a tip that these new 7nm GPUs from AMD with 16GB HBM2 video memory are able to deliver about 90 MHS for Ehereum’s Ethash algorithm out of the box without any overclock. This is possible with the latest Claymore Dual GPU Miner v12.0, so really out of the box performance very close to the 90 MHS mark for Ethereum. So the new HBM2 memory with 4096-bit memory bus and 1000 MHz (effective 2000 MHz memory clock) seem to be doing quite well for memory intensive crypto algorithms.

We are of course still about to see what the performance for GPU intensive algorithms is going to be and this might also need some specific optimizations for the new GPUs in order to get the maximum performance. With the presence of 3840 stream processors the new Radeon VII GPUs should have plenty of raw power available for GPU-heavy lifting including, but not limited to crypto hashing. We are quite pleased to see the good memory performance for Ethash and expect good results for other algorithms as well, so hopefully very soon more performance data for crypto mining for the new AMD Radeon VII will surface…

The latest Bminer 14.2.0 has just been released with experimental support for Cuckatoo31 (C31) algorithm being used by GRIN for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs with claimed performance of up to about 0.90 G/s on GTX 1080 Ti with stock settings. This seems pretty good, however we are currently unable to make the miner work properly under Windows 10 as we are getting an error about insufficient memory available on device and it seems other people are reporting the same issue (it is experimental support). Do note that GRIN mining support on NiceHash is not yet available for Bminer and that goes for both Cuckaroo29 and Cuckatoo31 algorithms, so you can instead use the latest GMiner for NiceHash.

We remind you that that Bminer 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 Grin, Beam, Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 14.2.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

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