Posts Tagged ‘ETH miner

The latest update of Bminer 11.4.0 has introduced experimental support for mining BEAM (Equihash 150/5) on AMD GPUs after the previous release brought support for the new algorithm on Nvidia GPUs. In order to enable AMD support you need to use an additional parameter in the command line of the miner, for example to run on the first AMD GPU: -devices amd:0, you need to list the deice IDs of the available AMD video cards in the mining rig that you want to use for mining. Do note that the BEAM Project does have an official AMD GPU miner as well as an Nvidia CUDA one, so you might want to try and compare the performance on AMD hardware between the two. Also note that BEAM mining support is still experimental on Bminer, so there could be some issues and problems at this point.

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 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 11.4.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

The latest Bminer 11.0.0 release has introduced Dual Mining mode for BTM/ETH similar to the support in NBMiner 12.0, although Bminer already had dual mining support for other algorithms the BTM/ETH pair is new. Have in mind that still not all of the BTM mining pools are supported by Bminer (like Antpool for example), so make sure you are on a compatible pool like f2pool in order to get the optimal performance with this miner in single or dual mining mode with Bytom mining. 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 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 11.0.0 Nvidia GPU miner…

ethminer-cuda-new

Genoil, the developer of the Ethminer fork with Nvidia CUDA support (source) has implemented some updates to the code of the project contributed by SP and tpruvot that reduce the load on the CPU when the miner is running. Also the default worksize has been increased form 64 to 128, but other than that there should be no changes affecting the performance of the miner. The reduction of CPU usage may come at the cost of slight hashrate drop, but there is a command line parameter now that you can use to stick with the higher CPU load and get the slightly higher performance --high-cpu-load, so it is up to you to decide. We have updated our package with Geth and Ethminer for OpenCL and CUDA with the latest version of the Ethminer CUDA binary for Windows (requires 64-bit Windows), so you can download and try it. The Ethminer CUDA fork should work on Compute 2.0 or newer GPUs, we have tested it with a Compute 2.1 and it is working fine, but don’t forget that you can run Ethminer in OpenCL mode as well on Nvidia-based video cards and not only on AMD if you are having trouble with the CUDA support or the hashrate you get is lower as compared to OpenCL.

Download the updated Ethminer CUDA fork compiled for Windows and ready to be used…


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