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RagerX is a new RandomX miner for Monero (XMR), built for speed and ease of use, featuring an integrated PPLNS pool and its own dedicated operating system for the mining software. According to the developers RagerX is the fastest and easiest RandomX miner on the market, offering up to 10% faster performance compared to other RandomX CPU miners available such as XMR-Stak-RX or XMRig. There is a catch however, you need to flash a dedicated operating system that the RagerX miner uses on a USB flash and boot from it on your mining rig and use the dedicated mining pool that only supports Monero (XMR) mining for the moment, though support for other RandomX coins is apparently coming soon.

With the RagerX miner you get up to 10% faster performance with zero development fee for the miner, but since you have to use the dedicated pool you are going to get a 3.5% pool fee, but even like that you should still get better hashrate compared to other alternatives that are supposedly slower. The only drawback for the moment is the fact that the RagerX Monero mining pool was just opened for the public and the hashrate it currently has is pretty low, so it will take a bit of time for users to come and bump it up so there is a faster block time. What we liked especially is the fact that email address is not required for a registration to the pool, only username and password along with an XMR payment address… an email address can be added later on if you wish to use notifications for example. The pool uses the PPLNS payout system which is short for Pay-Per-Last-N-Shares and the minimum payout is 0.1 XMR which can take a while to be reached with just a single CPU mining RandomX.

To check out the RagerX faster dedicated mining software and pool solution for RandomX…

VulkanXMRMiner is a new GPU miner that is based on Vulkan and SPIR-V technology and not OpenCL, like most other AMD miners out there, so it should work on any Vulkan 1.0 compatible device: AMD, Intel or Nvidia. VulkanXMRMiner is available for both Linux and Windows and it requires Vulkan support installed with a recent video drivers in order to function. The miner supports Monero (XMR) with its newest variant CNv4 (CryptoNightR) as well as Wownero (CryptoNightV8), Aeon (CryptoNight Light) and TurtleCoin (CryptoNight Turtle) as well as other crypto coins that are based on any of these algorithms. The miner is open source, however the already compiled binaries do come with a 1% development fee for the further development of the software. Feel free to share your settings and performance results should you try this Vulkan-based Cryptonight miner on your mining rigs…

To download and try the latest VulkanXMRMiner 0.3 Vulkan and SPIR-V CryptoNight miner…

With Monero (XMR) forking in a day to te new CNv4 (CryptoNight R) algorithm there are more GPU miners getting ready and supporting the new algorithm and the latest XMR-Stak is no exception. It might not be the first to support CryptoNight R as SRBMiner has been available for a while for AMD with CNv4 support. XMR-Stak 2.10.0 however does offer support not only for AMD GPUs, but also for Nvidia and even CPU miners, so it is your universal CryptoNight R miner. Performance wise in our initial tests XMR-Stak is just slightly faster in terms of hashrate compared to the latest SRBMiner 1.8.0, but the advantage is neglectable and the difference with the default developer fee eats away the additional hashrate you get.

Of course it also supports number of other CryptoNight variants including the new cryptonight_v8_reversewaltz used by Graft with their recent fork and pretty much any other more popular CN variant out there as well. Do note however that the official binary release comes with a 2% development fee, you can compile the miner yourself from source (it is open source) with different or even no developer fee however should you decide to.

To download the latest XMR-Stak 2.10.0 with CryptoNight R support for CPU, AMD and Nvidia…


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