Posts Tagged ‘OpenCL Beam miner

The latest update of the AMD GPU miner lolMiner 0.7 alpha5 brings support for BEAM (Equihash 150,5 algorithm) on NiceHash giving access to AMD miners to sell their hashrate on the platform. In the last day the most profitable hashrate selling was for BEAM on NiceHash, but unfortunately not for AMD… it was for Nvidia miners with higher-end GPUs. Nevertheless, AMD miners now have access to sell their Equihash 150,5 hashrate as well on NiceHash with the lolMiner 0.7 alpha5, just make sure you set TLS to off for use with NiceHash (--tls 0 in cmd or "TLS" : 0 in config file to turn if off for BEAM). We remind you that lolMiner is a closed source AMD GPU miner available for Windows and Linux as pre-compiled binaries only and that there is a developer fee for using the software.

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There are already a number of miners available for Nvidia GPUs that support the Equihash 150,5 algorithm used by BEAM, however there aren’t that much available to AMD miners and there is pretty much just one being actively developed at the moment – lolMiner. The lolMiner is a closed source Equihash GPU miner available for Windows and Linux and focused on AMD GPU, though it also works with Nvidia GPUs, in order to get support for BEAM’s Equihash 150,5 algorithm you need to go for the newer 0.7 alpha version with alpha4 being the latest. The latest version of the miner should work with 3GB VRAM GPUs, though there could be some issues if using Windows 10 on your mining rigs.

The performance you can expect on AMD’s RX 580 GPUs is about 11-12 Sol/s, pretty much the same that Nvidia GTX 1060 can deliver on Equihash 150,5. If you have older AMD HD 7970 or R9 280 you can get slightly less at about 10 Sol/s and on AMD VEGA you should be able to get up to about twice that hashrate, so performance is quite good on AMD. The fastest miners for Nvidia GPUs however are doing better than AMD GPUs, like about 30 Sol/s on GTX 1080 Ti for example, so have that in mind as well.

To download the latest lolMiner 0.7 alpha4 miner for Windows or Linux…