Posts Tagged ‘Claymore ETH miner

The latest version of Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v15.0 has been released a while ago, but there seem to be quite a lot of people mining Ethash-based coins using older versions of the miner on their GPUs. If you are one of these people that update their GPU mining rigs less often and do not touch them while they are working just fine without always updating to the latest mining software, you should plan to upgrade to the latest version 15 of the miner. The reason for that is quite simple, Ethereum (ETH) is reaching DAG Epoch 299 very soon (currently at 296) and older versions of the miner will simply stop working as prior version 15 of the Claymore Dual Miner DAG Epoch support is until 299. Some of you might have actually experienced issues with that if trying to mine Ethereum Classic (ETC) as it is a bit ahead of ETH in terms of DAG Epochs and already past the 299 mark (currently at 305), so for ETC version 15 is a must. This problem is specific for the Claymore miner as there are other Ethash miners that do not have the limitation out there, but this is still the most popular GPU miner for Ethash, so make sure you re up to date to avoid any possible downtime when ETH reaches Epoch 299. Other forks of Ethereum are way behind on their DAG Epochs, so they do not have a possible problem with older versions for now, though you should still update just to be on the safe side. It is especially important to be up to date with version 15 if you are using services such as NiceHash where you might be mining a lot of different coins with your Ethash hashrate, including ETC.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 15.0 (Windows/Linux)…

As both Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) are getting close to the Epoch 299 (the currently supported one by the previous versions Claymore GPU miners) Claymore has released an updated version of his dual GPU miner for Ethash algorithm with the new version 15.0 supporting up to Epoch 384. If you don’t know the Epoch 384 will mark the limit for mining for the GPUs with 4GB video memory, meaning that they will not be able to mine Ethereum (ETH) anymore as well as any other fork that reaches that epoch. Currently Ethereum Classic is at Epoch #289 or slightly ahead of Ethereum which is at Epoch #281, so make sure you update your Claymore miner before reaching #299 if you are mining any of these Ethereum variants (or any other Ethash-based alternatives although they are probably far behind in terms of Epochs). Reaching Epoch #384 is probably going to happen near the end of 2020 and the next 6GB Epoch is probably going to be reached sometime around beginning of 2024 for Ethereum… that is unless we switch to PoS before that time, but even if ETH switches to Proof of Stake other Ethash coins probably won’t.

Apart from the update regarding new DAG Epoch support for the latest version 15.0 of Claymore’s Dual AMD and Nvidia Ethereum GPU miner, there is also added support for Navi cards (ETH-only mode), now the miner also sets environment variables automatically (required for 4GB AMD cards) as well as some minor bug fixes and improvements. So make sure that you update your miner for Ethash if mining ETH or ETC at the moment on your GPU mining rigs, before the software stops functioning properly at Epoch #299, you have a bit more time before that happens, but do not wait for the last minute.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 15.0 (Windows/Linux)…

Claymore has updated his dual Ethereum plus DCR, SC, LBRY, PASC, Blake2s and Keccak AMD and Nvidia GPU miner to version 14.6 bringing some additional performance along with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. The latest version extends the rxboost support to older AMD GPUs, so it will now work not only on the newer RX (Polaris) GPUs, but also on the older Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, Pitcairn GPUs as well as supports for all AMD drivers. The rxboost option enables additional performance boost of up to 5% by applying some additional memory settings (separate from the strap option for modifying memory timings). Like with the strap option, the rxboost option is also only available in the Windows version of the Claymore miner!

We remind you that the Claymore Dual Ethereum miner is a closed source software with a built-in developer fee of 1% by default, though you can disable the dev fee at the cost of slightly slower performance. You can read what is the full list of changes in the latest version 14.6 below:

– now “-rxboost” option also supports old AMD cards (Hawaii, Tonga, Tahiti, Pitcairn), use “-rxboost 1” to improve hashrate up to 5% by applying some additional memory timings.
– now “-rxboost” option supports all AMD drivers.
– now “-strap” for AMD cards also supports AMD blockchain drivers.
– some changes to further reduce stale shares a bit.
– added “-minspeedtime” option.
– added statistics for shares accepting time (min/max/average), press “s” to see it.
– updated Remote Manager to show shares accepting time.
– Linux version build with some performance improvements.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 14.6 (Windows/Linux)…


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