Posts Tagged ‘Talkcoin


There is now a new fork of sph-sgminer by djm34 optimized for higher performance for the NIST5 algorithm used by Talkcoin (source) that relies on the same kernel optimization method used by the x11mod fork by lasybear. This new fork of sgminer does improve significantly the performance you can get and our tests have shown that with it we are getting about 7 MHS hashrate mining TalkCoin (TAC) on Radeon R9 280X up from about 4 MHS with the previously available sgminer for TalkCoin that we have tried. We have compiled a windows binary from the source, so you can download and try it yourself as well and you might want to be fast while the price of TAC is still quite high.

You can download sgminer 4.1.0 with optimized NIST5 support for Windows OS here…


The ccMiner software miner for Nvidia GPUs has received an update of the source code to add support for the NIST5 algorithm and the Talkcoin (TAC) crypto. We have compiled a binary for Windows that you can find below, it is essentially the fully functional 0.9 release with the added support for NIST5 algorithm. Do note that NIST5 is apparently faster on Nvidia GPUs for the moment as we are getting about 11 MHS in terms of hashrate on a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, so significantly better than what the AMD miner for NIST 5 is currently capable of.

Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Computer 3.0, 3.5 and 5.0 cards (32-bit version only), so it will not work on older cards. It is also compiled with Visual Studio 2012, so if you do not already have Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 you will have to download and install it.

To download the latest CCminer 0.9 with added support for Talkcoin for Windows OS…


Talkcoin (TAC) is an interesting new crypto currency that uses a NIST5 algorithm (BLAKE – Grøstl – JH – Keccak – Skein), so it needs special miner in order to be mined. Here is a version of sgminer 4.1.0 especially for mining the Talkcoin (TAC) on GPU for Windows (source), though it should be able to support other NIST5-based crypto coins. Mining Talkcoin with the miner on Radeon R9 280X GPU we are getting about 4 MHS in terms of hashrate, so the hashrate is higher than for Scrypt for example and the algorithm seems to be lighter for the video card, it is cooler when mining on AMD, but that could be due to not so optimized kernel yet. Below you can download a windows binary of the miner for mining on AMD OpenCL-based graphic cards.

You can download sgminer 4.1.0 with Talkcoin GPU mining support for Windows OS here…