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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)…

Claymore has updated his dual Ethereum plus DCR, SC, LBRY, PASC, Blake2s and Keccak AMD and Nvidia GPU miner to version 14.1 bringing some extra performance with built-in memory straps with optimized timings for AMD GPUs along with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. Version 14.0 Beta of the miner has added the ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly without the need to reflash the video BIOS (Windows only for now) for AMD Polaris GPUs giving you up to 20% boost in performance, 14.1 extends the support for AMD VEGA GPUs with up to 15% boost in performance. Claymore is apparently also working on implementing support for Nvidia GPUs as well in order to avoid the need to use external software along with his miner for the extra memory boost.

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 14.1 below:

– “strap” option: added support for Vega cards, up to 15% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Use “-strap 1” … “-strap 5” values and overclock memory to find the best hashrate.
– improved compatibility with AMD 18.x drivers.
– now miner uses CUDA10 runtime library for Nvidia.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 14.1 (Windows/Linux)…


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