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The latest ccminer 1.1.23 djm34 fork for the MTP algorithm used by ZCoin (XZC) seems to be providing the best performance for more recent Nvidia mining GPUs such as GTX 1070 or 1080 Ti including the latest RTX 2080 Ti as well (faster than the recently updated T-Rex miner). Owners of GTX 1080-based GPUs with GDDR5X memory can use the OhGodAnETHlargementPill to get a bit of extra boost in performance. The miner is open source, though there is a built-in 0.25% fee (that can be turned off) in the officially compiled binaries for both Linux and Windows. Do note however that the official windows binary requires CUDA 10.1-compatible video driver, so you may need to update your mining rigs. Linux binaries are available for CUDA 0.2, 10 and 10.1. Stability wise the miner may not be perfect yet, so make sure you have a loop set when running it to have it restarted if it crashes. NiceHash mining does not seem to be supported for the moment.

To download and try the latest ccminer 1.1.23 djm34 fork for the MTP algorithm…

Another new addition of algorithm by the NiceHash platform for selling and buying hashrate for various crypto algorithms with ZCoin’s MTP algorithm now supported by the service. Unfortunately sellng your hashrate for MTP on NiceHash is only possible on Nvidia with their latest NiceHash Miner Legacy 1.9.0.15 or you can just download the bin_1_9_0_15.zip and extract just the ccminer_mtp folder and use the ccminer fork from djm34’s MTP miner with NiceHash support (the original version from djm34 does not support NiceHash).

Unfortunately no other miner currently supports the MTP algorithm on NiceHash for the moment, that covers both the latest WildRig Multi for AMD that has MTP support temporary removed, though it should be back, not the sgminer Fork With MTP Support From djm34. The latest CryptoDredge 0.17.0 miner that also supports the MTP algorithm also does not yet support mining on NiceHash with that particular algorithm for Nvidia GPUs.

Furthermore the ccminer mtp fork for NiceHash that is included in the latest NiceHash Miner Legacy does not seem to be very stable and reliable. Our initial results with it are not very good as if it starts properly on a system with GTX 1080 Ti it works fine for a couple of minutes and then starts returning errors… that is if it starts properly and on some machines it does not even start mining properly. So there is definitely more to be desired regarding MTP support on NiceHash, hopefully third parity miners with MTP support will soon provide updates to work o NiceHash as well and offer better stability.

Zcoin (XZC) has recently switched to a new algorithm called MTP as a means to be ASIC-resistant, it is a new algorithm and mining software is still being developed, but there are already miners available for CPUs (not that useful anymore) and GPUs – for both AMD and Nvidia. If you are interested in trying out to mine Zcoin you should be aware that the algorithm needs more memory, both on the GPU (4 GB VRAM on the video cards as minimum) as well as on the mining rig where 8 GB plus is a must have preferably 16GB for 6-8 GPUs. Also you should note that miners are still being optimized, so performance and stability can be further improved and you can expect to have some issues at this point. if you want to try out the CPU miner for MTP you should be aware that it also needs a fixed 4 GB per thread so with an 8-core processor, you would need 32 GB of RAM.

If you are using Nvidia GPUs for mining you should head over to the ccminer fork with MTP support being actively developed by djm34 and download the latest version. Depending on your settings the current version should be capable of providing about 1200 KHS per GTX 1080 Ti GPU with lower power usage (not yet fully optimized), owners of RTX 2080 GPUs might be quite happy with up to almost double that hashrate, but with higher power usage though. Make sure that you have the latest Nvidia video drivers installed though with CUDA 10 support in order to be able to run the miner.

If you want to try mining ith AMD GPUs, then you will need the latest WildRig Multi 0.15.0.6 mtp beta miner that adds beta support for the MTP algorithm. AMD RX 480, RX 580 and RX 590 GPUs should be capable of delivering about 800-900 KHS per card which is quite good compared to the current Nvidia results, however the power consumption is higher on the AMD video cards as well. The AMD GPU miner for MTP also has high requirements for both video memory and system memory, so make sure you have enough available on your mining rigs. If you have just 4 GB of system memory availabe you can still experiment with the miners to see what performance you can get, but you should limit the miner to run on a single GPU only.

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