Posts Tagged ‘X11

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GraniteCoin (GRN) goes under the motto: Simple – Solid – Stable. It is an X11-based altcoin that you can mine with GPU, it supports DigiShield difficulty retargeting and has 1% premine to be used for future development as well as bounties and marketing of the coin.

Website:
– Not Available at the moment

Block Explorer:
http://cryptobe.com/chain/GraniteCoin

Coin Specifications

  • X11 Algorithm
  • Total Coins – 65,000,000 GRN
  • Initial Block Value – 100 GRN
  • Block Time – 120 seconds
  • Block Confirmations – 120
  • 10x Bonus Blocks
  • Difficulty ReTargeting – DigiShield
  • Block Halving Every 262800 Blocks
  • PreMine – 1% (Future Development – Bounties – Marketing)

Wallet:
Windows
Mac OS

Source Code:
at GitHub

Ports:
– RPC Port: 21776
– P2P Port: 21777

Mining Pools:
http://grn-pool.granitecoin.com/
https://aikapool.com/grn/

Coin Exchanges:
Bleutrade

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The ccMiner software miner for Nvidia GPUs has received another update of the source code with improved performance for X11 algorithm mining, so you should be getting higher hashrate when mining crypto currencies such as DarkCoin. We have compiled a binary for Windows that you can find below and try on your Nvidia GPU. The performance that the current optimized code for X11 offers on our test GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU is almost 4.7 MHS (non overclocked) and with the previous 1.0 release of ccminer we were getting hashrate of about 2.8 MHS when mining DarkCoin. On a GTX 750 Ti you are probably going to get pretty much the same performance that a Radeon R9 280X currently has for X11 mining or about 2 MHS or slightly more. So now Nvidia clearly has the advantage in X11 mining in terms of performance over AMD.

Do note that the windows binary you can download below is compiled for Compute 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, otherwise you may be getting error for a missing DLL library.

To download the latest ccMiner 1.0 beta with improved X11 performance for Windows OS…

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As a long time and happy users of the LTC Rabbit mining pool we are happy to see that they have added support for X11 mining. The idea behind X11 mining support is pretty much the same as the pool’s idea for Litecoin mining – you mine X11-based crypt currencies such as DarkCoin and they get automatically exchanged for LTC and you are being payed in Litecoins. So people with GPUs that are moving away from Scrypt mining could consider mining X11 and still get payed in LTC as Litecoin mining is slowly moving to the ASIC mining domain and will continue to do so in the next months making it not so profitable to mine with GPUs anymore.

You are able to mine X11 at the pool by using the sgminer for DarkCoin on AMD-based GPUs as well as by using ccminer with X11 support that wwas recently released for mining with Nvidia-based GPUs. Currently we are seeing similar performance mining on AMD and Nvidia graphics cards, however we are soon expecting to see an updated for ccminer that will bring significant improvement to the hashrate we are currently getting on Nvidia. The most notable advantage of mining X11 is that the GPUs should be cooler and use less energy as compared to mining Scrypt for example, or at least we are seeing that on AMD GPUs. So now you have another interesting alternative available to mine no Scrypt-based crypto and still get payed in Litecoins.

For more about the LTC Rabbit Automatic Altcoin Mining Pool with Direct LTC Payout…


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