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The latest GMiner version 1.33 comes with added AMD support for BEAM mining (currently only under Windows) as well as improved performance for Grin29/Aeternity and fixes. In fact this is a fixed release of the GMiner 1.32 release that was quickly recalled because of issues with GRIN soon after it was made available, the 1.33 seem to work fine for the moment. The performance you can expect from the miner for BEAM (Equihash 150,5 algorithm) is very close to what lolMiner 0.7 alpha5 manages to deliver and both miners do seem to work fine regarding NieHash support. Cuckatoo 31 performance for Grin mining is still slower (almost double) than what the latest Bminer 15.0 provides, though GMiner is more stable.

The GMiner Nvidia CUDA miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.33 CUDA Equihash miner…

The latest GMiner version 1.31 brings an important update for everyone interested in Grin mining, namely support for Grin’s Cuckatoo31 algorithm to Windows miners as previously the C31 algo was only available with the official Grin miner for Linux and Mac OS X. Do note that Cuckatoo31 support (Grin31)requires 7.4 GB VRam, will work on 8GB cards under Linux and Windows 7, but will not work under Windows 10. Video cards such as GTX 1080 Ti do work under Windows 10 and should be able to provide about 0.6-0.7 G/s hashrate for C31. The latest update should now work fine with both C29 and C31 for Grin in NiceHash as well as there were some issues with the last few versions and NiceHash in the last days due to changes happening with the Grin support.

The GMiner Nvidia CUDA miner requires an Nvidia GPU with CUDA compute capability 5.0 or later as well as CUDA 9.0 driver support. Do note that GMiner is a closed source miner for Nvidia GPUs with binaries available for both Windows and Linux, also there is a 2% developer fee built-in the software.

To download and try the latest release of the Gminer v1.31 CUDA Equihash miner…

After the recent addition of BEAM (Equihash 150,5) support on NiceHash the service for selling and buying mining hashrate has become more active and has just added two (three) more new algorithms – CuckARoo29 and CuckAToo31 used by GRIN and Lyra2REv3 used by VTC. NiceHash support for GRIN on the software side is still somewhat lacking, with the latest GMiner 1.28 pretty much currently the only available miner for Grin (CuckARoo29) available for Nvidia GPUs under Windows, no AMD Grin miners with proper NiceHash support for now it seems. Lyra2REv3 on the other hand is more widely supported and available already on multiple software miners for both AMD and Nvidia as it was an anticipated fork for VTC, so developers had the time to get ready. An example for a compatible AMD miner is the latest WildRig Multi and for Nvidia you can try the latest official ccminer by tpruvot or the latest CryptoDredge which is faster in terms of performance compared to ccminer. Due to the interest and demand for Grin mining hashrate currently profitability wise it might be interesting for Nvidia miners to try selling their hashrate on NiceHash and get paid in BTC for it while waiting for the Grin ecosystem to get more developed and functional that it is at the moment.


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