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The latest SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner version 0.1.6 brings some improvement in CPU mining performance thanks to better utilization of processor threads, though it seems that further optimizations might be needed. In a quick test with RandomX-based algorithms we are seeing an improvement in hashrate compared to the previous SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.5 that has introduced RandomX support, but full thread utilization may still not at 100% for all processors and performance is a bit lower when compared with XMRig on the same mining hardware, still it is good to see that efforts are being made for further improvements.

SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner 0.1.6 beta changelog:
– Fixed threads binding on systems with more than 1 numa node
– Better auto configuration for cpu mining
– Previous two fixes should bring higher hashrates
– Added pool controlled algorithm switching capability (Monero Ocean)
– Added pool config parameter “algo_min_time” and --algo-min-time to cli (Monero Ocean)
– Added pool config parameter “keepalive” and --keepalive to cli

Update: There has been an update that fixes issues for SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.6 that corrects the less than 100% load on all cores/threads of the processor, so now the performance is even better and should be pretty much the same as what XMRig currently offers on the same mining hardware as far as RandomX and its variants are concerned, so just redownload version 0.1.6 if you downloaded the initial release.

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.6 Beta…

The latest version of Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v15.0 has been released a while ago, but there seem to be quite a lot of people mining Ethash-based coins using older versions of the miner on their GPUs. If you are one of these people that update their GPU mining rigs less often and do not touch them while they are working just fine without always updating to the latest mining software, you should plan to upgrade to the latest version 15 of the miner. The reason for that is quite simple, Ethereum (ETH) is reaching DAG Epoch 299 very soon (currently at 296) and older versions of the miner will simply stop working as prior version 15 of the Claymore Dual Miner DAG Epoch support is until 299. Some of you might have actually experienced issues with that if trying to mine Ethereum Classic (ETC) as it is a bit ahead of ETH in terms of DAG Epochs and already past the 299 mark (currently at 305), so for ETC version 15 is a must. This problem is specific for the Claymore miner as there are other Ethash miners that do not have the limitation out there, but this is still the most popular GPU miner for Ethash, so make sure you re up to date to avoid any possible downtime when ETH reaches Epoch 299. Other forks of Ethereum are way behind on their DAG Epochs, so they do not have a possible problem with older versions for now, though you should still update just to be on the safe side. It is especially important to be up to date with version 15 if you are using services such as NiceHash where you might be mining a lot of different coins with your Ethash hashrate, including ETC.

For more information and to download the latest Claymore Dual ETH miner 15.0 (Windows/Linux)…

The latest SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.5 miner has introduced support for the RandomX and its few variants for CPU mining, something that we were eagerly anticipating to see and to compare the performance to the already available XMRig RandomX CPU miner. SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.5 supports CPU mining of RandomX for the upcoming Monero (XMR) fork, the variants RandomXL for LOKI and RandomWow or Wownero that are already using their new algorithms for mining as well as the RandomArq for the upcoming ArQmA (ARQ) fork. There are some new features, improvements and fixes as well that might be helpful and useful with the new release, so you might want to check out the full changelog.

The most important question is what performance to expect from the atest SRBMiner-MULTI and the RandomX algorithm compared to what XMRig is already delivering to CPU miners? Well, unfortunately it seems that so far SRBMiner-MULTI will need to do better in order to catch up to the performance level tat latest XMRig is delivering, at least on AMD’s Ryzen 3xxx series of CPUs that do seem to be delivering one of the best RandomX hashrates out there for the moment. We have tested and compared both miners on an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU (6 cores, 12 threads) and the results are significantly in favor of XMRig. While SRBMiner-MULTI CPU manages to deliver around 3000 H/s in our tests, the same system manages 5500+ H/s, so you might want to stick to XMRig for now until SRBMiner-MULTI gets further improved performance. With an Intel Core i7 6850K processor (6 cores, 12 threads) the XMRig does 2500 H/s while SRBMiner-MULTI CPU manages to deliver just around 1500 H/s and it seems that the slower hashrate is a direct result of the miner not being able to fully utilize 100% of the available processor resources. The overall CPU load for SRBMiner-MULTI mining RandomX is just around 50% and not full 100% percent that it should be with the miner fully using all 12 threads of the processor.

To download and try the new SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner 0.1.5 Beta…