Posts Tagged ‘sgminer fork

There is now a new sgminer fork with MTP support being actively developed by djm34 (source) that looks promising, though it might need some more extra work for becoming more stable stable and reliable. Performance results on AMD RX 580 and AMD VEGA GPUs are quite good compared to what Nvidia MTP miners are currently offering and hashrate is much better than what the only available option with MTP support for ADM so far was delivering up until now – WildRig Multi. So if you are interested in mining ZCoin using the MTP algorithm on AMD you might want to give the new sgminer fork a try, there are two separate kernels available – mtp and mtp_vega and you might try both on your AMD GPUs to see what works better. Do note that the sgminer fork with MTP support is currently only available with a Windows binаry, though since it is open source you can try compiling it on Linux.

To download and try the sgminer fork with MTP support for Windows (work in progress)…

sgminer-5-3-1-tpruvot-decred

There is a new sgminer 5.3.1 fork from tpruvot with support for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs for mining Decred (source) that should work better than the previously available official cgminer fork for DCR. This sgminer fork comes with support for both protocols for mining Decred, the official getwork and the getwork over stratum implementation from tpruvot and as already mentioned it works on both AMD and Nvidia GPUs (it uses OpenCL on Nvidia as well and not CUDA). We have prepared a 32-bit and a 64-bit Windows binary of the new sgminer 5.3.1 fork compiled with VS2013, but have in mind that the NVML monitoring for Nvidia only works with the 64-bit version and the 32-bit one does seem to provide a bit higher hashrate of the two. In fact we are seeing a bit better hashrate using this sgminer fork on Nvidia than when using tpruvot’s ccMiner with Decred support, so you might want to try it with Nvidia GPUs and see if it will provide a bit more hashrate. AMD miners should have less problematic mining experience when using this sgminer fork compared to the various cgminer releases for Decred and with this miner you should be able to get better results when mining on pools with getwork over stratum support as compared to ones with only standard getwork implementation available.

To download and try the new AMD/Nvidia sgminer 5.3.1 tpruvot for Decred for Windows OS…

sgminer-5-3-0-nicehash

We have not posted new releases of sgminer binaries for Windows for quite some time as there was nothing that much happening on the AMD GPU mining scene as compared to the development for the Nvidia GPU miners with ccMiner. But it is time for an update with the sgminer 5.3.0 the nicehash fork (source code), because the official development of sgminer on GitHub isn’t going anywhere for quite some time. The sgminer 5.3.0 nicehash adds an improved NeoScrypt kernel as well as support for the new Blake256 8 and 14 round algorithms including Vanillacoin (VNL), though there is no support for Decred mining available in this release. The Windows binary available for download is a 32-bit one, so it should offer better compatibility on more mining systems running a Windows operating system.

To download and try the sgminer 5.3.0 with optimized NeoScrypt and Blake256 for Windows OS…


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