Posts Tagged ‘XMRig CPU miner

The latest release of the XMRig 5.1.0 just came out after the successfull Monero (XMR) hardfork to RandomX and it brings improvements in performance. RandomX performance is improved up to +6-7% on Intel CPUs and +2-3% on Ryzen CPUs, so if you are mining Monero (XMR) at the moment or any of the other RandomX-based crypto projects such as LOKI, ArQmA or Wownero you might want to update your mining software. The developer of the mining software also notes that you should always disable “Hardware prefetcher” and “Adjacent cacheline prefetch” in BIOS for Intel processors in order to get the optimal RandomX performance with them. With this latest performance improvement XMRig might yet again lead the pack of RandomX miners by a bit, followed by SRBMiner-MULTI and still the bit slower XMR-STAK-RX.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig miner with RandomX algorithm support…

Monero (XMR) will be hardforking tomorrow, November 30th, at block number 1978433. The fork will change the current CryptoNight R algorithm for mining to the new Random X PoW algorithm, essentially moving the mining of the coin to CPU. There are already a few RandomX miners out there that you can use, links below, and although some f them also support AMD or Nvidia GPUs, you would probably want to stick to CPU mining with RandomX as the algorithm is optimized for processors and GPU mining performance is far to low currently to be considered. Also as already noted AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series of processors is doing great for Random X and performance wise it is much better than recent Intel alternatives.

Another important thing to note regarding the upcoming for is if you are mining directly to an exchange using a paymentID. Since after the fork support for PaymentIDs will be discontinued, in order to continue successfully mining after the network update you need to also update your mining address. Alternatively you can just update to the latest v0.15.0.1 wallet and use a local wallet address for mining after the fork. For an up to date pools for mining XMR you can check the list at MiningPoolStats, they should all be ready for the fork by now.

Mining software with RandomX support:
XMRig 5.0.0
SRBMiner-MULTI 0.1.7
XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.0

After a number of 4.x beta releases here comes the XMRig 5.0.0 that is first stable unified 3 in 1 GPU+CPU release (first introduced in v4.5.0-beta), OpenCL support builtin into the miner and not require additional external dependencies on compile time, NVIDIA CUDA available as external CUDA plugin, for convenient, 3 in 1 downloads with recent CUDA version also provided (CUDA 10.1). This release is based on the 4.x.x beta series and include all features from v4.6.2-beta, so nothing that much new as features added in the latest stable release. Do note that version 5.0 has the algorithm cn/wow removed (previously used by Wownero) as the project now uses rx/wow – RandomWOW (RandomX variant for Wownero).

Lately we were following closely the XMRig miner software as the one mostly focused on the new RandomX CPU algorithm and its few already available variants, but now it seems that XMRig is getting some competition in the face of the SRBMiner-MULTI miner software that has recently added support for RandomX and variants and is already up to date in terms of performance. XMRig however still has the advantage of being open source and cross platform plus the Nvidia GPU support as SRBMiner-MULTI is a closed source miner available currently only for Windows with CPU and AMD GPU support for a more limited number of algorithms.

To download and try the latest version of the XMRig CPU miner with RandomX support…


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