Posts Tagged ‘neoscrypt

Claymore is extending his coverage on the different mining algorithms with a new NeoScrypt AMD GPU miner that ahs been available for a few days already and we’ve played a bit with it to see what it can deliver. Do note that even Claymore warns that the NeoScrypt algorithm is VERY HOT, so yo uneed to make sure you have powerful PSU and good GPU cooling. Also to get the best hashrate you need to set your GPUs to use “-powlim 50” option in the miner (+50% Power Limiter), though you cans till play with the voltages of the GPUs lowering them to reduce the power usage. o note that like other miners from Claymore this one comes with a dev fee included, the Claymore NeoScrypt AMD GPU miner has a developer fee of 2%, so every hour the miner mines for 72 seconds for developer.

AMD’s RX 4xx/5xx series of GPUs do manage to provde a hashrate of up to about 900 KHS, but the old 280X GPUs are also quite interesting with about 800 KHS as well as 290X/390X at 1100 KHS. Owners of AMD Radeon RX VEGA 56/64 could be the ones with the most benefit as the miner is capable of delivering up to about 2200 KHS and that is a lot. Of course in order to maximize the performance in terms of hashrate you need to unlock the GPU power limiter and increase the clocks and see how low the GPU voltage can go stable. With settings optimized for CryptoNight a VEGA 64 can do just about 1400 KHS (that is with low GPU frequency, high memory and -20% power limit), at stock settings you can get about 1700 KHS from a VEGA 64 and for 2200 KHS you need +50% power limit. So again make sure you can cool down the GPUs properly and that your power supply is powerful enough to handle the extra load. Profitability wise for VEGA GPUs mining NeoScrypt at 2200 KHS per card can be better than optimized settings for CryptoNight for about 2000 H/s.

For more details and to download and try the Claymore’s NeoScrypt AMD GPU Miner…

If you have GPU mining rigs using more recent Nvidia GPUs and are interested in mining NeoScrypt based crypto coins, then you might want to check out the new hsrminer for Neoscrypt. This is a new closed source miner being developed by palgin & alexkap that is currently available as a Windows-only binary with 1% developer fee built-in. Currently the hsminer software is under development with a version available for Neoscrypt as well as for HSR mining support with other crypto algorithms coming later on as well. The currently available hsrminer version for Neoscrypt does offer a good improvement in terms of performance as compared to the previously available fastest ccMiner releases, so definitely worth checking it out.

Before trying this miner software just make sure that your Nvidia GPU is with Compute Capability 5.0 supported as minimum (though currently only Pascal GPUs seem to work) as well that are using a driver version 388.3x or later. Also it is advised to make sure that the amount of virtual memory you have set under Windows is pretty high as the miner does require a lot of memory, especially for more powerful GPUs. If using Windows 10 you might want to be sure that you have all the latest updates installed including the Creators Update as otherwise you might have issues with the miner.

For more details about the new hsrminer Nvidia GPU mining software for HSR and Neoscrypt…


Time for a new quick update in the form of a Windows binary compiled from the latest Git source code of ccMiner 1.5.52-git SP-MOD fork of the Nvidia GPU miner optimized for the latest Maxwell-based video cards by SP (source). This version includes some performance improvements in some of the supported algorithms such as Lyra2RE for GTX 970 and more Quark optimizations for improved hashrate, so as usual you might want to update for the best performance. As it seems that at the moment Lyra2RE and Quark are the most profitable algorithms to mine with GPU. The SP-MOD fork of ccMiner is designed for Nvidia Maxwell GPUs such as the already available GTX 750, 750 Ti as well as the newer GTX 960, GTX 970 and GTX 980. The Windows binary release we have made available here is compiled with support for Compute 5.0 and Compute 5.2 GPUs or with other words only for Maxwell-based cards with CUDA 6.5 and VS2013.

To download the latest ccMiner for Maxwell version 1.5.52-git by SP for Windows OS…