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The fork of ethminer for Nvidia CUDA GPUs has been updated to a new version – Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.5 (source). The latest release of Genoil’s ethminer for CUDA should bring back support for older Compute 3.0 GPUs, so if you have one of these you should check to see if it will work as it should now (if you had issues with the previous 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.4b3 release). It also has some cleaned up code, but you should not expect to see a performance boost with it. Do note that when running with CUDA it will run only on the first GPU, so you need to manually set the option --cuda-devices 0 1 2 3 4 5 to have for example the miner run on a 6-card GPU mining rig. The fork from Genoil, although targeted at Nvidia CUDA miners, will also work on AMD OpenCL GPUs, but there it should not be any different than from the default ethminer that is OpenCL only.

To download and try the latest Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.5 for Windows OS…


Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.4b3 (source) is the latest release of Genoil’s CUDA miner forked from the official ethminer that is designed to work on Nvidia CUDA GPUs, but will also work on AMD OpenCL GPUs as well. The latest version adds some useful features for both AMD and Nvidia miners, though there is not much of a difference in terms of performance compared to older releases, so do not expect to see faster hashrate. In fact the hashrate on AMD GPUs has been decreasing over time due to the increasing size od the DAG files used by the miner for mining Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) coins.

The latest release contains more advanced benchmark options that allow you to check how performance changed or will change in time, there is an option to set a custom DAG storage folder and even support for stratum mining without a proxy, although currently limited to support only for Coinotron with more pools to come. We ran a quick test to check how the hashrate changed over time between block 1 and block 1 million of Ethereum on an AMD Radeon R9 280X GPU and on Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 GPU. As you can see from the results below the performance has dropped quite a bit on AMD, but has not changed on Nvidia, do note however that Nvidia-based video cards are slower in terms of mining performance for Ethereum… at least for the moment.

GeForce GTX 970:
Block 1 – 17.31 MHS
Block 1M – 17.31 MHS

Radeon R9 280X:
Block 1 – 25.95 MHS
Block 1M – 21.49 MHS

To download and try the latest Ethminer 0.9.41-genoil-1.0.4b3 for Windows OS…