Posts Tagged ‘CryptoDredge

After the recent addition of BEAM (Equihash 150,5) support on NiceHash the service for selling and buying mining hashrate has become more active and has just added two (three) more new algorithms – CuckARoo29 and CuckAToo31 used by GRIN and Lyra2REv3 used by VTC. NiceHash support for GRIN on the software side is still somewhat lacking, with the latest GMiner 1.28 pretty much currently the only available miner for Grin (CuckARoo29) available for Nvidia GPUs under Windows, no AMD Grin miners with proper NiceHash support for now it seems. Lyra2REv3 on the other hand is more widely supported and available already on multiple software miners for both AMD and Nvidia as it was an anticipated fork for VTC, so developers had the time to get ready. An example for a compatible AMD miner is the latest WildRig Multi and for Nvidia you can try the latest official ccminer by tpruvot or the latest CryptoDredge which is faster in terms of performance compared to ccminer. Due to the interest and demand for Grin mining hashrate currently profitability wise it might be interesting for Nvidia miners to try selling their hashrate on NiceHash and get paid in BTC for it while waiting for the Grin ecosystem to get more developed and functional that it is at the moment.

The latest CryptoDredge Nvidia GPU miner version 0.16.0 comes with added support for the new X16RT algorithm being used by the recently launched Veil project that introduced the new algo. There is also support for the new Lyra2zz algorithm that is being used by the LAPO project, if you are interested in checking it out as well. The latest version also stabilizes the MTP algorithm hat is being used by the Zcoin project. If you are mining XZC or Veil with other miner at the moment you might want to try the latest CryptoDredge release as it is well performing and stable, working better than other alternates, not to mention it is the fastest one for the X16RT algorithm at the moment.

Do note that the CryptoDredge miner supports only Nvidia GPUs and is a closed source software that comes with 1% built-in developer fee for all supported algorithms, however the dev fee is 2% currently only for MTP mining (Zcoin), there are binaries available for both Windows and Linux (CUDA 9.1/9.2/10.0).

To download and try the latest release of the CryptoDredge 0.16.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

The latest CryptoDredge Nvidia GPU miner version 0.15.0 comes with fixes for Lyra2REv3 performance, but more importantly it also adds support for the new MTP algorithm currently being used by the Zcoin (XZC) project. It is recommended to immediately upgrade to the new 0.15.0 if you are mining Zcoin (XZC) at the moment with the djm34 ccminer fork as you should be getting more than double the performance with CryptoDredge on GTX 1×00 series and more than half on RTX 2×00 series, so again worth mining even with the recent hashrate increase we are seeing. Another important thing regarding MTP support is that you need to use Nvidia graphics card with at least 5 GB video memory, however there are no special requirements for CPU and RAM, so 4 GB System RAM must be sufficient (older miners had larger memory requirements!). Also note that compared to other algorithms MTP transfers a larger amount of data to the pool, so this may be a problem for limited and slow internet connection speeds. Have in mind that after the performance optimizations in CryptoDredge for MTP the power consumption has also increased over the low usage that ccminer has been having for this algorithm previously.

Do note that the CryptoDredge miner supports only Nvidia GPUs and is a closed source software that comes with 1% built-in developer fee for all supported algorithms, however the dev fee is 2% currently only for MTP mining, there are binaries available for both Windows and Linux (CUDA 9.1/9.2/10.0).

To download and try the latest release of the CryptoDredge 0.15.0 Nvidia GPU miner…


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