GMiner has been updated a lot recently with fixes and improvements and the latest version 1.26 is not an exception as it apparently tires to fix the BEAM mining support on NiceHash that has recently been introduced. Initially when NiceHash announced support for BEAM on their platform both GMiner and Bminer seemed to work just fine, however earlier today both miners started having issues with the platform. The problem seems to affect both miners for BEAM only on NiceHash, it does seem to work fine with other mining pools, but on NiceHash you are getting a lot of rejected shares with Bminer and pretty much all rejected n GMiner.

The just released Gminer v1.26 apparently tries to fix that and seems to succeed to some point, however after a while with everything seeming normal we are seeing the latest GMiner getting into a kind of look restarting itself without continuing to mine after that. The time it takes for the restarting loop does seem to vary from a mining rig to a mining rig, we have tried with a couple of them and in less than an hour all of them ended in the same watchdog reboot look for the miner. Running GMiner 1.26 on another pool for BEAM mining seems to be working just fine like with older versions, so the issue is apparently related only to NiceHash support. Of course you are welcome to try out the new miner and report if it works or not for NiceHash BEAM mining.

The GMiner Nvidia CUDA miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

Update: GMiner v1.26 has been temporary removed until properly fixed, so it is no longer available for download! GMiner 1.27 is now available with a properly fixed NiceHash support.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.27 CUDA Equihash miner…

It has been a quite a while since the last update of tpruvot’s ccminer fork (source), but there it is a new version 2.3.1 available now that comes with support for Lyra2REv3, sha256q, exosis and Blake2b standard algorithms. The official binary is 64-bit Windows only built with CUDA 10 for SM3+ devices, SM 7.5 architecture is also supported, but doesn’t seem to bring any advantage, for others variants you can build from the source code as the miner is opensource. Do note that CUDA 10 support requires an Nvidia video driver version 410.48 or newer.

The most notable thing abut the new release is the support for Lyra2REv3 that will soon be used by the Vertcoin (VTC) after the upcoming hardfork expected to happen in less than two days. The fork should happen in around February 2nd as it is planned for block 1080000, so make sure you are ready with the required local wallet upgrade (if you are using one) as well as with a miner supporting the new Lyra2REv3 algorithm like the latest ccminer from tpruvot available for Nvidia GPU miners.

To download and try the latest ccminer v2.3.1 Windows 64-bit binary…

The latest releases of Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 have announced pretty impressive performance increases regarding Bytom (BTM) mining hashrate on the new Nvidia RTX series of GPUs with up to about 200% boost, so a significant improvement indeed. This essentially makes the RTX series of GPUs the best choice for BTM mining with two to tree times faster hashrates compared to what their older GTX counterparts are able to deliver at the moment.

Another new improvement that goes for both miners is the additional performance improvement in the range of about 30% for GRIN mining with hashrates very close for the two miners. Bminer also brings similar performance improvement for Aethernity like for Grin. So make sure you do try them both to see what may work better on your specific GPUs and settings if you are currently mining GRIN. Our tests are showing that the latest GMiner 1.25 still seems slightly faster on GTX 1080 Ti GPUs compared to what we are getting on the same hardware with the latest BMiner and NBMiner, so make sure you check out the latest Gminer as well.

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