Posts Tagged ‘Monero RandomX miner

The latest release of the XMRig 5.1.0 just came out after the successfull Monero (XMR) hardfork to RandomX and it brings improvements in performance. RandomX performance is improved up to +6-7% on Intel CPUs and +2-3% on Ryzen CPUs, so if you are mining Monero (XMR) at the moment or any of the other RandomX-based crypto projects such as LOKI, ArQmA or Wownero you might want to update your mining software. The developer of the mining software also notes that you should always disable “Hardware prefetcher” and “Adjacent cacheline prefetch” in BIOS for Intel processors in order to get the optimal RandomX performance with them. With this latest performance improvement XMRig might yet again lead the pack of RandomX miners by a bit, followed by SRBMiner-MULTI and still the bit slower XMR-STAK-RX.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig miner with RandomX algorithm support…

The developer of the XMR-Stak miner has released XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.0, a new miner supporting only the RandomX algorithm and its variants for CPU miners and with no development fee built in. The miner is available for both Linux and Windows as pre-compiled binaries. This is definitely good news for anyone interested in the nearing Monero (XMR) hardfork to RandomX at the end of he month or any of the other altcoins that have switched to RandomX variants or are planning to do so after XMR forks.

Now there is one more option for miners to choose from regarding RandomX support, besides XMR-STAK-RX there is the first one with RandomX support XMRig as well as the more recent also new miner SRBMiner-Multi. Just like XMRig does come with GPU support for RandomX, XMR-Stak also supports GPU mining, however considering that RandomX is optimized for CPUs that is not much of advantage as even high-end video cards perform similar to the low-end processors with much higher power usage, making GPU mining RandomX pretty pointless for the moment.

Do note for the moment that XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.0 supports only RandomX, RandomX Loki and RandomX WOW, no support for the Random ARQ algorithm used by ArQmA (ARQ), so you have to sue any of the other two miners for that one. Performance wise XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.0 does seem to be about 1000 H/s slower compared to the other two alternatives at the moment running on AMD Ryzen 3600 CPU (on RandomX and RandomX Loki, RandomX WoW is better), so there is more to be desired in terms of updates regarding hashrate. Regarding performance on Intel CPUs, our test on an Intel Core i7 6850K has shown pretty much the same low performance with XMR-STAK-RX as with the other miners, so apparently AMD support might need some more optimizations for best performance.

To download and try the newly released XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.0 for RandomX mining…

After a number of 4.x beta releases here comes the XMRig 5.0.0 that is first stable unified 3 in 1 GPU+CPU release (first introduced in v4.5.0-beta), OpenCL support builtin into the miner and not require additional external dependencies on compile time, NVIDIA CUDA available as external CUDA plugin, for convenient, 3 in 1 downloads with recent CUDA version also provided (CUDA 10.1). This release is based on the 4.x.x beta series and include all features from v4.6.2-beta, so nothing that much new as features added in the latest stable release. Do note that version 5.0 has the algorithm cn/wow removed (previously used by Wownero) as the project now uses rx/wow – RandomWOW (RandomX variant for Wownero).

Lately we were following closely the XMRig miner software as the one mostly focused on the new RandomX CPU algorithm and its few already available variants, but now it seems that XMRig is getting some competition in the face of the SRBMiner-MULTI miner software that has recently added support for RandomX and variants and is already up to date in terms of performance. XMRig however still has the advantage of being open source and cross platform plus the Nvidia GPU support as SRBMiner-MULTI is a closed source miner available currently only for Windows with CPU and AMD GPU support for a more limited number of algorithms.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig CPU miner with RandomX support…


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