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Nvidia has just announced a new GPU architecture called Maxwell and their first GPU to use it – GeForce GTX 750 Ti. We’ve had a card for testing and decided to give it a try and see how it will perform for Scrypt mining as normally Nvidia GPUs are not providing as much hashrate as AMD graphics cards for crypto mining. The next Maxwell architecture from Nvidia however is interesting, because it is focused on optimization for better performance per watt – something that crypto coin miners are also interested a lot in. The new GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPUs have a power consumption of just about 60W and the price range for these cards is $150 USD. When you add the fact that a GeForce GTX 750 Ti based on the Maxwell architecture without overclock makes about 265 KH/s using CUDAminer these become an interesting solution for crypto miners.


CUDAminer startup parameters for 265 KH/s:

cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://eu.multipool.us:7777 -u yourworker.cuda -p password -i 0 -l T5x24 -C 1


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Furthermore after overclocking the GeForce GTX 750 Ti you can get close up to 300 KH/s hashrate out of the card without problems. There is a chance if the card allows higher overclocking frequencies and higher voltage operation as well as if it has external power and you can increase the power limiter to over 100% to get even higher performance out of it. Furthermore have in mind that CUDAminer is hot yet optimized to support the new Maxwell architecture and the hashrate we are getting out of it is with the kernel for the older Kepler architecture that is used for GTX 780 cards. So there is a chance for even higher performance with a specially optimized CUDAminer for the new Maxwell architecture…

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Blakecoin (BLC) is an interesting new alternative crypto coin that uses Blake-256 algorithm – faster than Scrypt, SHA-256 and Keccak, making it an interesting new coin to mine if you have some spare resources. The Blake-256 algorithm hashrate is about 3x faster than what you are getting from the same hardware mining for Bitcoin. So for example with a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get a hashrate of about 2-2.5 GH/s or more when mining Blackecoin. You cannot use the standard cgminer for mining BLC, you need to use a special version of cgminer modified for mining Blakecoin, and you can download the windows version of cgminer 3.1.1 for Blakecoin mining below.

You can download cgminer 3.1.1 for Blakecoin Mining on Windows OS here…

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Litecoin (LTC) difficulty has gone up again for the next 3 days. After DOGE coin moved past block 100000 and the reward per block was halved and the recent fork on the DOGE network accompanied by panic sell from some users things are finally getting back to normal. What also helped for that was the adjustment of difficulty for the LTC, going up by a bit more than 19% to 3207 has made DOGE much more profitable to mine at the moment. The DOGE difficulty has also decreased a bit, so as soon as the pool you are were mining DOGE has updated their DOGE software you can move back to mining DOGE again. Another good thing with the increase of the DOGE profitability, our new favorite backup pool LTC Rabbit has again started mining alternative cryptos such as DOGE and pays alt coin bonus after a few slow days with only LTC being mined. For the moment the alt coin bonus payed in LTC is small, but it should increase more after the next 4 hour shift is over due to the increase of DOGE profitability. Hopefully things with the recent BTC exchange issues will continue moving in the right direction and we should see the exchange rates for bot LTC and BTC starting to get back to their normal levels.

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