Posts Tagged ‘RVN miner

You have probably noticed that there are a lot of miners lately for the Ravencoin (RVN) X16r mining algorithm and it is hard to keep a track of them all and also to compare the difference in performance because of the rotating algorithms. With Enemy’s closed source fork of ccminer being one of the fastest out there, though there are already a lot of open source alternatives available that we have already covered. There is however a new miner from Enemy – z-enemy-1.05a, that is no longer forked from ccminer, though it is still closed source, it is worth checking out if you are fine whit closed source miners. The new zealot/enemy 1.05a miner for Ravencoin (RVN) currently supports only the X16r mining algorithm and has a developer fee of 1% built-in, it is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems. Te latest Enemy 1.03a and 1.04a versions are based off ccminer and they do have built-in support for the X16S mining algorithms as well, so you might want to use these for Pigeoncoin (PGN) mining if you are interested. Below you can find the latest official miners and download links for the different Enemy miners for Ravencoin (RVN) with the changes they bring as posted by Enemy. Do note that all of these miners are for Nvidia GPU mining rigs only and are based on CUDA, they will not work on AMD OpenCL hardware.

Enemy 1-03a Fixed bug shavite skip block – native, +x16s, no imp.
Cuda 8.0 Linux (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool + min imp.
Cuda 9.1 Linux (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool switch + min imp.
Cuda 8.0 Windows x32 (enemy-1.04a) Fix pools switch + support 11+ card+ add support x16s (Pigeon)
Cuda 9.1 Windows x32 (z-enemy-1.05a) Fix pool switch

There are already a number of forks of ccminer available for Nvidia GPU miners interested in mining Ravencoin (RVN) that uses the new X16r algorithm, but they are more generic in terms of algorithm support, while the Ravencoin Miner (source)tries to focus on RVN. The idea is to make user experience while mining Ravencoin better and not only focus on performance by providing a good hashrate. The latest few updates are making the output displayed by the miner more useful for the miners and we especially like the function that estimates the RVN earned per day based on the hashrate that the miner achieves on your rig as well as the Kraww! instead of yay!.

The Ravencoin Miner is open-source fork of ccminer with support for X16r, it can be compiled on Windows and Linux. Do note that the official Windows binary release available for download does come with 1% developer fee activated by default, so you can support the developer while mining. If you want to can disable the developer fee with by adding the command line option --donate 0, so no need to recompile from source with zero dev fee. Since we like what we see with the development of this miner though we would prefer to leave the developer fee on and support the further development of the miner and you might want to do the same.

To download and try the latest Ravencoin Miner v2.3 release for Windows…

Ocminer, the admin of the Suprnova mining pools, has been pretty actively maintaining and further improving his supminer fork of ccminer (source) adding numerous performance improvements for the X16r and X16S mining algorithms. So if you are mining either Ravencoin (RVN) that uses the X16r algorithm or Pigeoncoin (PGN) that uses the X16S algorithm you might want to try the supminer or update it if you already use an older version than the latest 1.5. In the last two days there were numerous performance updates regarding various algorithms that are a part of the X16r and X16S, so supminer could as well be the fastest miner for RVN and PGN at the moment. The miner is free and open-source with a 32-bit Windows binary release also available compiled for CUDA 9.1 (require R390 or newer Nvidia video drivers).

To download and try the 32-bit Windows binary of the supminer X16r Nvidia miner…


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