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Claymore has updated his Monero miner for AMD GPUs to bring it more up to date in terms of features and performance due to the increased interest and profitability in mining XMR lately. The latest version uses the latest framework which is used by his Ethereum dual miner and ZCash miners, so people familiar with the other miners should have no trouble using this one as well. There are some new options available and a lot of miner improvements in the new version, new assembler GPU kernels are being used for improved performance though it also comes with a requirement for more memory. The latest version also comes with a reduced devfee, it’s 1% now if you use secure SSL/TLS connection, or 1.5% for unsecure connection to mining pools.

Alternatively for similar higher performance you can also use the latest sgminer with support for Monero (XMR) mining or the latest XMR-Stak AMD miner with two GPU threads, but for these also make sure you have set the virtual memory to a high value in order to not have trouble with multi-GPU systems. The extra increased performance can make mining Monero (XMR) more profitable than mining Ethereum (ETH) for example on the same AMD GPUs you have in your mining rigs, thus the increased interest in mining XMR.

For more information about the new Claymore CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner 10.1 for Monero Mining…


The Claymore GPU miner for CryptoNight crypto coins is designed to be used on AMD-based video cards, especially for the latest generations such as Radeon 280X and 7970. Do note that this miner is available only as a Windows binary and there is no source code that you can compile yourself, so you need to use the version compiled by the author of the miner software and it is only available for 64-bit Windows, no Linux support is available. Also note that the software has 5% developer fee built into the miner software, meaning that it will mine in a developer preset pool for 1 round out of 20. The software supports failover pools and you can also set the specific GPU id if you do not want to use all of the available video cards to mine with it. We have tested the latest version 3.4 of the miner on a Radeon R9 280X GPU and are getting about 390 H/s in terms of hashrate.