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There are already a number of miners available for Nvidia GPUs that support the Equihash 150,5 algorithm used by BEAM, however there aren’t that much available to AMD miners and there is pretty much just one being actively developed at the moment – lolMiner. The lolMiner is a closed source Equihash GPU miner available for Windows and Linux and focused on AMD GPU, though it also works with Nvidia GPUs, in order to get support for BEAM’s Equihash 150,5 algorithm you need to go for the newer 0.7 alpha version with alpha4 being the latest. The latest version of the miner should work with 3GB VRAM GPUs, though there could be some issues if using Windows 10 on your mining rigs.

The performance you can expect on AMD’s RX 580 GPUs is about 11-12 Sol/s, pretty much the same that Nvidia GTX 1060 can deliver on Equihash 150,5. If you have older AMD HD 7970 or R9 280 you can get slightly less at about 10 Sol/s and on AMD VEGA you should be able to get up to about twice that hashrate, so performance is quite good on AMD. The fastest miners for Nvidia GPUs however are doing better than AMD GPUs, like about 30 Sol/s on GTX 1080 Ti for example, so have that in mind as well.

To download the latest lolMiner 0.7 alpha4 miner for Windows or Linux…

The latest Bminer 13.0.0 should be the preferred choice for a Nvidia GPU miners that are currently mining Grin as it offers the best performance at the moment compared to other available miners. However there are still some things that may need extra work such as full worker support for Sparkpool (one of the first and largest currently available for Grin mining). At the moment you can use Bminer with Sparkpool, but all your rigs will be under a single worker called “miner-rig-0” as the worker setting of the pool interfere with the settings for pool, username and password schema that Bminer uses. The extra performance of up to about 50-60% compared to other miners such as NBminer or GMiner and others is well worth it. There is apparently a way to actually setup a worker on Sparkpool, you just need to escape the slash used for setting up a worker name and it will work just fine, here you ca find a short guide on how to do it.

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Grin, Beam, Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 13.0.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

The latest update of Bminer 11.4.0 has introduced experimental support for mining BEAM (Equihash 150/5) on AMD GPUs after the previous release brought support for the new algorithm on Nvidia GPUs. In order to enable AMD support you need to use an additional parameter in the command line of the miner, for example to run on the first AMD GPU: -devices amd:0, you need to list the deice IDs of the available AMD video cards in the mining rig that you want to use for mining. Do note that the BEAM Project does have an official AMD GPU miner as well as an Nvidia CUDA one, so you might want to try and compare the performance on AMD hardware between the two. Also note that BEAM mining support is still experimental on Bminer, so there could be some issues and problems at this point.

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 11.4.0 Nvidia GPU miner…


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