Posts Tagged ‘X16S

The z-enemy miner was originally only X16R Nvidia GPU miner, then X16S support was added, but it seems that the future development will not only focus on those two algorithms alone as with each new version we are seeing not only performance improvements and bug fixes, but also new algorithms getting supported. The latest version 1.09 adds support for Xevan and Vitality in the a release as well as Tribus in the more recent b update along with up to about 10% performance increase due to optimizations. There are also some bug fixes and performance improvements that are targeted at improving stability and usability of the miner, do note that since z-enemy-1.09a release the miner also has support for failover pools (just add multiple instances of pool, user and password in the command line). The more recent z-enemy-1.09b release is more of a service release and is currently only available for Windows, while z-enemy-1.09a is also available in the form of Linux binaries.

We prefer to use the z-enemy miner for mining RavenCoin (RVN) even though there are many alternatives already available out there, though the miner will apparently evolve in a more usable and functional alternative to other more established miners out there as it adds support for more algorithms. We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development. On a side note is seems that we now also have SP back in the game with open source miners with his optimized suprminer fork for X16R and X16S, so you might want to give it a go as well, though it does not seem to be faster than the latest z-enemy miner.

To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.0.9b miner binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…

The new zealot/enemy (z-enemy) Nvidia GPU miner for mining Ravencoin (RVN) X16r has been just updated to version 1.08 bringing some nice improvements. The new z-enemy version 1.08 comes with kernels speed improvements for GTX 1080 Ti that can bump the hashrate with +10% total according to the developer, the new version also comes with support for the slightly different X16S algorithm used by Pigeoncoin (PGN) along with some minor fixes. The update also introduces support for two more different algorithms – Bitcore (BTX) and Phi1612 used by LUXCoin, so you can test them as well as they might be faster than the miner you might be already using for them as well. The new release should also be more stable when it comes to huger power levels and overclocking as well, so you might also try to push your Nvidia GPUs a bit more to see if they will handle it.

The z-enemy-1.08 requires CUDA 9.0 support, so make sure you have up to date Nvidia video drivers that bring support for it. We are also reminding you that the z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release (Windows binary for the new version 1.08 for the moment) and the miner also has a 1% built-in developer fee in order to support the further development. If you are not Ok with that, there are a host of other open source alternatives available as Nvidia GPU miners for X16 and X16S that you might use, though with the latest update the z-enemy-1.08 should be the fastest for sure, so you might want to give it a try… we are already seeing a nice improvement on GTX 1080 Ti over the old 1.05a version, though the old version might be doing better on GTX 1080.

To download and try the new faster z-enemy-1.08 X16R and X16S Nvidia GPU miner (Windows binary)…

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