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The latest GMiner 2.00 miner adds support for the ProgPoW algorithm used by the Super Zero (SERO) project. SERO’s use of the ProgPow mining algorithm is not new,but apparently it has lately caught more attention of users and hence more happening around the project lately. There is a catch however, the ProgPow support of Gminer requires you to have the latest Nvidia CUDA Toolkit installed or you will be getting the “Failed to initialize NVRTC library” error message wen trying to run the miner software for mining SERO. This is a few gigabytes of installation package, though in theory you can get the smaller network installer and select to install only the Runtime Libraries and not the full package that includes unnecessary data as far as mining is concerned and no actual CUDA software development is required… nevertheless it is bothersome requirement for a mining software. Older algorithms supported by the miner should work fine without the CUDA Toolkit, so it is a requirement only if you want to mine SERO with the latest GMiner.

The GMiner miner software was originally only an Nvidia GPU miner, although some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v2.00 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

The latest GMiner 1.80 miner adds support for the Cortex algorithm used by the Cortex (CTXC) AI on Blockchain crypto project as well as support more Ethash coins along the recently introduced support for Ethereum: Pirl (PIRL), Callisto (CLO), Metaverse (ETP) and Expanse (EXP). Do note that the DevFee on the Cortex algorithm is currently set at 5%, which is higher compared to the regular 2% for the other supported algorithms, though this is to be expected since the official Cortex liner is only for Linux and GMiner seems to be the first with Windows support. When mining Cortex if you get a weird “Write timed out” error you might need to lower the intensity from the default 100 value, use the -i option with a value for each GPU separated by space (single value will be just for the first video card). It also seems that the power usage for the GPU when mining Cortex is lower than the max TDP value at the moment (further optimizations possible?), so the mining video cards are using less power and run cooler.

The GMiner miner software was originally only an Nvidia GPU miner, although some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.80 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…

The latest GMiner 1.74 miner has introduced significant performance improvements for Cuckatoo31 algorithm used by GRIN according to the mining software’s developer. We are seeing some improvement on GTX 1080 Ti and with Cuckatoo31 for GRIN and on NiceHash currently performing well compared to everything else in terms of profitability for GPU mining it might be worth giving the new miner a go. Below you can find some official performance results from GMiner’s developer on different Nvidia GPUs using the latest version 1.74, so that you can compare with your own hardware. Do note that this update does not yet include dual mining CKB+ETH, still only Eaglesong mining alone is possible.

Cuckatoo31 performance on stock GPU settings:
– Palit GTX 1070 Dual 8GB ~0.86 G/s
– MSI GTX 1080 SEA HAWK EK X 8GB ~0.96 G/s
– Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti AORUS Waterforce WB Xtreme Edition 11GB ~1.64 G/s
– MSI RTX 2070 Armor 8GB ~1.33 G/s

The GMiner miner software was originally only an Nvidia GPU miner, although some algorithms are already supported on AMD GPUs as well. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia and AMD GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.74 Nvidia and AMD GPU miner…


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