If you are interested in mining LUXcoin (LUX) on AMD GPUs you migh not be verry happy that there are actually not that much miners available for the new PHI2 algorithm it currently uses, not to mention that Nvidia is dominating it performance wise. Still there is work being done to make AMD GPUs provide ood performance for PHI2 as well and there are currently two options available for you to try, one is closed source available only for Windows, but faster – the zjazz AMD miner, while the other one is an open source fork of sgminer with PHI2 support currently catching up in terms of performance – the sgminer-phi2-fancyIX with binary releases for Linux and Windows and source code.

The zjazz PHI2 AMD miner is really a new release in the form of a closed source miner with 1% developer fee and available only for Windows for the moment. The miner only supports newer AMD GPUs like the RX 400/500 series and VEGA and is currently the fastest performance wise. The open source release being developed by fancyIX as an sgminer fork is a little bit slower performance wise, but every new beta seems to be catching up pretty good in terms of performance improvement. There is no devfee and a Linux version is also availa ble, though you also have the source code and can compile yourself as well, the miner also works on older AMD GPUs, though performance is not that good on them anyway.

You can track the development of the opensource sgminer-phi2-fancyIX here on Bitcointalk…

One more update from sp on his open source and free fork of supminer (ccminer) called Raven x16r/x16s Spmod-git #8 (source) with a bit more extra performance optimizations that should bring faster x16R/X16S with 5 to 7% over the previous release. It is always good to have competition, especially with open source code, though the z-enemy miner 1.16 released a few days ago seems to be a bit faster.

As a recommendation to get the maximum performance with this miner you should try to overclock the memory 500 MHz or more (depending on your GPU) and mine with a fixed difficulty at the pool (normally set the difficulty parameter to around half of the hashrate of the mining rig), so for example for a 100 MHS rig you should set -p d=50 in the bat file for running the miner. There is also an upcoming fork for Raven (RVN) that should take care of the difficulty readjustment problems it is currently having, so you should keep an eye out for mining RVN to become interesting soon again and not only at times of low difficulty for half a day every few days.

To download and try the latest even faster Raven x16r/x16s Spmod-git #8 miner…

The latest release of the NebuTech BTMiner Nvidia GPU miner version 8.0 for mining Bytom (BTM) claims once more the top spot in terms of performance with the ongoing competition with Bminer. The latest NebuTech miner comes with higher hashrate by 10-15% over the previous release and improved pool efficiency, so you should be getting even better results with it. We remind you that the NebuTech BTMiner is a closed source Bytom (BTM) GPU miner for Nvidia CUDA that is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and it has a 3% developer fee built-in. The full changelog of the new NebuTech BTMiner 8.0 is available below, but the performance improvements are pretty much the most important ones anyway in our opinion.

NebuTech BTMiner 8.0 Changelog:
– Improved hashrate 10% – 15%.
– Lower skipped share rate, increase actual hashrate on mining pool.
– Added display for mining pool latency.
– Added display for mining pool difficulty.
– Improve API web monitor.

To download the latest NebuTech BTMiner Bytom Nvidia GPU Miner v8.0 for Windows/Linux…