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The latest Bminer 15.5.0 comes with another interesting dual-mining feature that has attracted our attention, namely dual-mining Ethereum (ETH) and VeriBlock (VBK), meaning that you can mine any Ethash coin together with the vBlake2 algorithm used by VBK. The new version also comes with improved performance of the Cuckatoo31 algorithm and added parameter -version to output the current miner version and exit.

What we were most interested in the new version was the support for VBK (no standalone support for the algorithm yet), so only dual mining Ethash and VBK for now. We wanted to see what performance we can expect in this dual mode from VBK as we already know what to expect regarding Ethash hashrate. Unfortunately it seems that VBK support really does need some more work as the miner is somewhat unstable when dual mining and crashes from time to time and results are also erratic. With OhGodAnETHlargementPill running we were not getting any accepted shares for VBK, only stales, and with the Pill software not running it seems that VBlake2 shares are properly submitted. It is hard to understand however what is the exact hashrate for each of the two algorithms when dual mining, so more work is required on that new feature apparently.

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Grin, Beam, Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 15.5.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

The latest Bminer 15.4.0 comes with improved performance for Cuckaroo29 and Aeternity algorithms as well as improved compatibility on Windows. There is a new experimental flag --fast to improve the performance for Cuckaroo29 / Aeternity, but it might lead to instability on some systems, so give it a try to see if it helps on your mining rigs and if they are stable with it. Performance wise the latest Bminer is slightly faster than the hashrate provided by the latest GMiner 1.36 for Cuckaroo29 on the same mining rig with GTX 1080 Ti where we have tested and compared results.

We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Grin, Beam, Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.

To download and try the latest release of the Bminer 15.4.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

If you are looking to mine PascalCoin (PASC) on your crypto mining hardware you need to check out the RHminer for the RandomHash algorithm. The miner is open source with official binaries available fo Linux and Windows for different CPUs as well as for more-recent Nvidia GPUs. The current implementation of rhminer for the RandomHash algorithm does manage to provide faster performance on a more recent CPU than on Nvidia GPUs, the faster the CPU and the more the cores you have – the higher performance you will get. Still there is work being done to further optimize Nvidia GPU performance (currently supported are Kepler, Maxwell, Pascal and Volta architectures with their own binaries). By default the official binaries are with 1% developer fee built-in, though you can compile from source with no dev fee if you want to have that removed.

There is another interesting alternative to maximize the performance of your GPU mining rigs if you use the Nanominer for GPU mining and at the same time for RandomHash CPU mining as the miner supports this kind of dual mining mode. Of course this solution will be better if you have a more powerful CPU and not a slow Celeron processor as this may actually hinder GPU performance in some cases if you try to dual mine… still it won’t hurt to give it a try.

To download and try the latest rhminer 1.4 for PascalCoin (PASC) for Linux and Windows…


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