Claymore has updated his dual Ethereum plus DCR, SC, LBRY, PASC, Blake2s and Keccak AMD and Nvidia GPU miner to version 14.6 bringing some additional performance along with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. The latest version extends the rxboost support to older AMD GPUs, so it will now work not only on the newer RX (Polaris) GPUs, but also on the older Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, Pitcairn GPUs as well as supports for all AMD drivers. The rxboost option enables additional performance boost of up to 5% by applying some additional memory settings (separate from the strap option for modifying memory timings). Like with the strap option, the rxboost option is also only available in the Windows version of the Claymore miner!

We remind you that the Claymore Dual Ethereum miner is a closed source software with a built-in developer fee of 1% by default, though you can disable the dev fee at the cost of slightly slower performance. You can read what is the full list of changes in the latest version 14.6 below:

– now “-rxboost” option also supports old AMD cards (Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, Pitcairn), use “-rxboost 1” to improve hashrate up to 5% by applying some additional memory timings.
– now “-rxboost” option supports all AMD drivers.
– now “-strap” for AMD cards also supports AMD blockchain drivers.
– some changes to further reduce stale shares a bit.
– added “-minspeedtime” option.
– added statistics for shares accepting time (min/max/average), press “s” to see it.
– updated Remote Manager to show shares accepting time.
– Linux version build with some performance improvements.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 14.6 (Windows/Linux)…

The latest WildRig Multi Beta AMD GPU miner is now ready for the upcoming SUQA/SIN fork as well with support for the new X25x mining algorithm that will be used by the project after the fork. NVIDIA miners can go for the already available T-Rex 011.0 miner with support for the X25 algo. The fork was supposed to happen on block 165,000 a couple of days ago, but it has been postponed for block 170,000, so a few more days until it hits. There are already a couple of mining pools running on the testnet with the X25x algo were you an give the new miners a go and see how they handle on your mining hardware. Do note that the X25x s heavier and requires more video memory compared to what the old X22i algorithm that is also supported by both WildRig Multi for AMD and T-Rex for Nvidia GPUs.

Supported AMD GPUs:
– GCN 2nd gen: R7 260, R9 290, R9 295X2, R7 360, R9 390
– GCN 3rd gen: R9 285, R9 380, R9 Fury, R9 Nano
– GCN 4th gen: RX460, RX470, RX480, RX550, RX560, RX570, RX580, RX590
– GCN 5th gen: Vega 56, Vega 64, Radeon VII(but need some changes for better performance)

Unsupported AMD GPUs:
Pitcairn, Tahiti and other old cards of GCN 1st gen (like HD 78×0, HD 79×0, R7 265, R9 270, R9 280, R9 370, etc.) are not supported and won’t be, because they are too old and need additional work.

The latest WildRig Multi is currently available for Windows, Ubuntu Linux and HiveOS as a closed source binary and with a 2% developer fee built-in by default, though it can be reduced. wildkeccak and honeycomb algorithms are with fixed 2% dev fee with no possibility to change.

To download and try the WildRig Multi 0.17.1 Beta AMD GPU multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux…

NiceHash has made their new platform available in public beta for everyone interested to check and try it out before it goes out of testing and replaces the currently available platform for selling and buying crypto hashrate. The most notable new features are the new Rig Manager, a new Linux-based NiceHashOS and an integrated cryptocurrency exchange right into the platform itself. Do note that for the duration of the beta period, the entire platform runs on testnet, so you will get paid in TBTC and not in real BTC. Testnet coins don’t have any real value and exist only for testing purposes, you can get some to play around with the platform thanks to a number of available faucets. You can find more details on that in the How to use testnet PDF with links for TBTC faucet, but also for some altcoins also supported in the beta of the platform.

The new NiceHashOS is a simple Linux-based operating system for mining with support for all of the available crypto algorithms on the NiceHash platform. You can put the OS on a USB flash drive and boot directly for it, eliminating the need to use a dedicated hard drive or an SSD drive on each mining rig. The new NiceHashOS beta apparently supports TDP and manual clock settings, though no mention about manual fan control in the released NiceHash OS Beta User Guide PDF. The OS can be accessed locally as well as remotely via SSH and configuration is being done via editing various configuration files, the mining operating system is based on Tiny Core Linux and there is no GUI available by default.

You need to make a new registration here in order to try out the new NiceHash Beta…

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