Posts Tagged ‘Beam miner

GMiner is a relatively new Nvidia CUDA miner with closed source and 2% development fee available for both Windows and Linux (64-bit only) compiled with CUDA 9 and supporting only more recent Nvidia GPUs with Compute capability 5.0+ (from the first generation of Nvidia Maxwell-based graphics processors). This miner is focused on supporting different variations of Equihash on Nvidia, so no wonder that it was one of the first to add BEAM support (Equihash 150,5) and is also currently the fastest one for that particular algorithm on Nvidia hardware. Aside from the newly added Equihash 150,5 support, with GMiner you also get support for Equihash 96,5 (MinexCoin), Equihash 144,5 (Bitcoin Gold, BitcoinZ, SnowGem, SafeCoin, Litecoin Z), Equihash 192,7 (Zero, Genesis) and Equihash 210,9 (Aion) and the performance on these is also quite good compared to other alternatives.

GMiner 1.15 is currently faster than the official BEAM Project CUDA miner as well as faster than the latest Bminer 11.4.0 that also just recently introduced support for BEAM mining on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs, so it is the preffered choice for mining Equihash 150,5 (BEAM) on Nvidia. Furthermore running the OhGodAnETHlargementPill can give you a nice extra boost in performance for miners using GeForce GTX 1080 or GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs equipped with GDDR5X video memory when using Gminer to mine BEAM, so you might also want to give it a try if you have compatible GPUs.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.15 CUDA Equihash 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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