Miner software updates !

    Here are a few miner updates from the past few weeks that can improve your mining uptime and performance.  For Nvidia users, you should always check out NemosMiner and the various ccminer updates here.  For AMD users, we have new updates from Claymore.  We have an update to the ETH Dual miner, now v.10.3.  These updates mostly fix issues with the latest Adrenaline AMD drivers.  The Cryptonote update is now at v.11.2.  And Zawawa has updated his Gateless Gate Sharp to v1.1.16, which is now becoming a very interested free software.

Latest GPU Rig Build

We’d like to thank our friends, Initech Solutions inc. over @ www.gpurigbuilds.com who have shared this build with us.  You can order Pre-Assembled and configured Rigs for crypto mining at a reasonable price.  We of course suggest to make your own, but those are solid rigs.

This rig hashes around 170-175mhs on Ethereum, using 800w.  It can be configured to use less power but it has to be tested for stability over a few days.  Parts include an EVGA 1000GQ, 6x Armor 4G RX570/580 GPUs, a high quality rig frame, which is stack-able, 8G of ram (really needs only 4), 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive and a Biostar TB250-BTC motherboard paired with a G3900/30 LGA 1151 CPU.

Just wanted to share what a clean build looks like compared to home made rigs.  Also available in up to 12 GPU configurations 🙂

Cryptonight and Cryptonote lite update

Happy holidays everyone, and Happy New Year !  Just in time, Claymore has updated his XMR miner to V.11.0.  Speed increase to be competitive with other software solutions, support for AEON coin, updated dev fee pools (read:  removed Nicehash…), better stability and better security.  Download it here !  Happy mining !

Updates and Mining News !

Updates !

News !

    There has been a lot of new coins lately.  The most profitable to mine so far are Bitcoin Gold, ETN, BTX, – or – if you don’t feel like switching all your rigs, consider going to nicehash, zpool, yiimp, miningpoolhub or another multicoin pool that switches automatically.  Although be aware fees may be higher.

    Plus the new 1070ti is out, and performance is up to expectations.  Happy mining.

Mining Software Updates

Here are a few mining software updates for a variety of algorithms that will help you reach higher hashrates:

Update for Claymore’s XMR miner

    Short post for Claymore’s new XMR miner, which has been updated to v10.2.  Although it features an improvement over his previous version (including nicehash support), it is still better on some GPU’s to use SGminer or XMR-Stak-AMD.  We will be waiting for his V11 update, which should bring more speed improvements and more bug fixes.  It is, however, the easiest software to use for new users.  Check it out here.

VEGA RX 56 Review

    Welcome to the future.  Well, a little late, but VEGA RX 56 is here.  Turns out for the most part the future isn’t so great 🙁  But fear not, there is hope.  Best profitability is with Monero, so here is our review of AMD VEGA RX 56 on XMR.

    First off all, you need the AMD blockchain beta drivers (always use DDU).  Once you have done that, you can stick with wattman for now.  Make sure crossfire is disabled, and enable HBCC (your system needs 16g of ram…usually).  You can play with the settings to see what gives you the best hashrate and the least watts, but here is what we found to be quite acceptable.

  • Frequency all the way down, -30%
  • Memory to 945 (see what is stable)
  • Power limit -21% (see what is stable)
  • Fans, fans, fans.  Must be around 3500rpm at all times, but check your VRM temps to see.  Core temp is useless.  Hashrate will fall if the memory gets too hot.

    Now you can run XMR-STAK-AMD, (well after editing the config file) and see your results.  Your config file is pretty straightforward.  You need to set gpu threads to the number of gpu’s * threads per gpu.  In our case, that is 2 threads per GPU.  It looks like this for one GPU:

  • { “index” : 0, “intensity” : 2016, “worksize” : 8, “affine_to_cpu” : false },
    { “index” : 0, “intensity” : 1600, “worksize” : 8, “affine_to_cpu” : false },

    We get 3800hs for 2 VEGAs, 400watts from the wall.  It is possible to get better results power wise using a registry mod.  You can check it out on youtube here (at your own risk).  A big thanks to Hellae and rednoW on bitcointalk VEGA thread.