Efudd’s modified firmware for the Bitmain AntMiner Z series ASIC miners now supports the Bitmain AntMiner Z11 with its latest update to version 2.3, AntMiner Z9 is supported by version 2.2 and for the AntMiner Z9-Mini you need to use the version 2.1d. The modified firmware allows for more advanced overclock including frequency and voltage tuning with voltage controls per hashboard option available. With the modified firmware it is easier to achieve higher performance than with the stock firmware that has limited OC capabilities by Bitmain. According to the developer of the modified firmware 150+ KSol/s (up from the stock 135 KSol/s) should be doable with minimal tuning and further increase to 170-180 KSol/s might be achievable with more power, careful tuning, good cooling and some luck.

Do note that the modified firmware comes with a built-in 3% developer fee, so the miner will be mining for the developer 10 minutes out of every 330 minutes it is operating.

For more information and to download and try the modified Antminer Z9/Z11 overclock firmware…

More updates from the WildRig Multi AMD GPU miner with the latest version 0.16.3 Beta bringing some more performance improvements for various supported and new algorithms. Starting with version 16.0 there is support for a number of new crypto algorithms including wildkeccak, honeycomb and xevan along with number of additional performance improvements and optimizations for these algorithms. The latest version continues to improve some hashorders for x16 family of algorithms (JH512 in middle, SIMD at start) and comes with special improvement for Vega on almost all of the supported algorithms (bcd, x16-fmaily, hex, x22i, etc.).

Do note that the WildRig Multi currently supports only AMD GPUs with the newer RX series and VEGA out of the box, while for older R9 series Fiji, Hawaii and Tonga there is a separate download available with binary kernels. The WildRig Multi 0.16.3 Beta 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 0.16.3 Beta AMD GPU multi-algorithm miner for Windows/Linux…

Claymore has updated his dual Ethereum plus DCR, SC, LBRY, PASC, Blake2s and Keccak AMD and Nvidia GPU miner to version 14.1 bringing some extra performance with built-in memory straps with optimized timings for AMD GPUs along with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. Version 14.0 Beta of the miner has added the ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly without the need to reflash the video BIOS (Windows only for now) for AMD Polaris GPUs giving you up to 20% boost in performance, 14.1 extends the support for AMD VEGA GPUs with up to 15% boost in performance. Claymore is apparently also working on implementing support for Nvidia GPUs as well in order to avoid the need to use external software along with his miner for the extra memory boost.

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 14.1 below:

– “strap” option: added support for Vega cards, up to 15% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Use “-strap 1” … “-strap 5” values and overclock memory to find the best hashrate.
– improved compatibility with AMD 18.x drivers.
– now miner uses CUDA10 runtime library for Nvidia.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 14.1 (Windows/Linux)…

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