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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…

If you are looking for a CryptoNight miner that supports all kinds of variations of the algorithm as well as one that works on CPU and GPUs, then the XMR-AEON-STAK miner (forked from XMR-Stak) might be your solution. The latest version of the mienr comes with support for all kinfs of CryptoNight coins such as Aeon, Bbscoin, Bitcoal, Croat, Dero, Dinastycoin, Edollar, Electroneum, Fonero, Graft, Haven, Intense, Interplanetary Broadcast Coin, Italocoin, Iridium, Karbo, Leviarcoin, Masari, Monero, Stellite, Sumokoin, Superioir, Turtlecoin, Ultranote… and more.

The miner supports Cryptonight, Cryptonight V7, Cryptonight Heavy, Cryptonight Lite V7 and Cryptonight IPBC V3 and you can mine with it on your CPU, AMD GPU (OpenCL 2.0) or Nvidia GPU (CUDA 9) all in one package. The XMR-AEON-STAK 2.4.6 miner is currently available only with a Windows binary release that comes with 1% developer fee, though if you compile yourself from source you can change that. Originally CryptoNight is doing better on AMD GPUs, so Nvidia miners rarely go for CN coins due to slower performance they get with the algorithm, though there are times when even with Nvidia it is worth mining.

To download the latest XMR-AEON-STAK 2.4.6 CryptoNight CPU and GPU (AMD/Nvidia) miner…

There are just a few days left until the fork of Monero (XMR) to CryptoNightV7 to make it again ASIC resistant and you might want to be ready for mining it after the fork, especialyl if you have ADM RX VEGA GPUs. So far the latest Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner does not yet have support for CryptoNightV7, but for VEGA GPUs you probably are using XMR-stak (also not ready) or Cast-XMR or the more recently announced Xrig. The last two have already been updated and their latest versions do come with support for CryptoNightV7, so you should update to Xrig 0.8.1 and Cast XMR 0.9.1 in order to be sure you are ready for the fork. Although these miners are optimized especially for VEGA mining, they should work on other AMD RX series of GPUs like 470/480 and 570/580 for example, so until a Claymore adds CryptoNightV7 support you can try using these miners as well. After Monero forks to the new CryptoNightV7 POW other coins are also expected to do the same and remain to be ASIC proof. The upcoming Monero (XMR) fork to CryptoNight v7 is scheduled for block 1546000 which should happen some time around 2018-04-06 (April 4th), so less than 2 weeks left until the fork.


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