The latest news !

Latest version of Claymore’s ETH miner is now v7.4

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    Claymore’s Dual Ethereum+Decred AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner has been updated recently to v7.4.  The most important update is the ability to see the miner console in a web browser, which can quite useful for seeing what’s going if you’re not on site.  There are quite a few options available to use, so be sure to check out the bitcointalk forum thread here !  You may find it more profitable to dual mine again due to ZCash’s drop in profitability, although so far its pretty much the same on average so far.  You can mine with AMD or Nvidia, and dual mine Decred (DCR), Siacoin (SIA) or LBRY.  Happy mining !

    Bonus Bob Ross painting happy little trees !

New Nicehash Miner update !


    There is a new Nicehash Miner software update, and you should get it if you have 750ti’s or other Nvidia cards.  It provides a nice speed boost, and an increase in profits.  Get the update files here (short link from Nicehash twitter, final version windows) !  See instructions on twitter, but in short you replace the files inside the /bin/eqm folder of the Nicehash Miner.  The Nicehash miner itself is found here.

    Nicehash Miner software is really good stuff, especially for testing out rigs or for beginners.  You simply download the software, benchmark your rig and start mining !  All you need is to input your bitcoin address and your preferred location.  You will automatically mine the most profitable algorithm, and get paid in bitcoin.

Crypto Mining sales and deals


    Every week or so you will be able to find great deals on crypto mining hardware right here !  This is mostly for the USA and Canada regions.  A great place to find PC hardware sales is on reddit :  Build a PC sales and Build a PC sales Canada.  Full disclaimer:  When possible I include a referral link to the item, this helps support the website.  A large part of profits will go to future giveaways and promotions (they will be announced on the main page).

Just released ! Claymore ZCash AMD GPU Miner v7.0


The latest version of Claymore’s ZCash (ZEC) miner is out (v7.0) !  Hashrates have again improved.  We are talking about up to 15 to 40% increase in hashrate on top of the V6.0 update.  This is a windows only miner and is very easy to use.  See this thread.  If you have a weak/normal CPU we advise to lower the intensity setting (-i 0 to 4), although in the latest versions CPU usage has gone down by a lot.  It is now possible to use -i 4 which seems to give the best hashrate.  Power consumption is also up for some, but that is expected when we squeeze even more hashrate out of the GPU’s.  To monitor your rig with EthMan use the -mport -3333 option (monitoring only) to be safe.

    You can now reach most incredible speeds of (up to) 180 sol/s on a 280x (up 35%), and 155-175 sol/s on a 470/480 (up 15-20%), 115 sol/s on a 380 (up 20%), and 230 sol/s on a 390 (up 25%).

    This should help with the drop in profitability, and further reduce Botnet’s (cpu mining) influence.  Such wow.

Claymore ZCash AMD GPU Miner v6.0 just released !


    The latest version of Claymore’s ZCash miner is out (v6.0).  So far, it is a stable release and hashrates have improved again compared to the v5.0 version.  We are talking about up to 25% increase in hashrate with some minor bug fixes.  This is a windows only miner and is very easy to use.  See this thread.  If you have a weak/normal CPU we advise to lower the intensity setting (-i 0 to 4), although in v6.0 CPU usage has gone down by a lot.  It is now possible to use -i 4 which seems to give the best hashrate.  Power consumption is also up, but that is expected when we squeeze even more hashrate out of the GPU’s.  To monitor your rig with EthMan use the -mport -3333 option (monitoring only) to be safe.

    You can now reach incredible speeds of (up to) 130 sol/s on a 280x, and 155 sol/s on a 470/480, 95 sol/s on a 380, and 185 sol/s on a 390.

Claymore ZCash AMD GPU Miner v5.0 is now released


    The latest version of Claymore’s ZCash miner is out (v5.0).  So far, it is a stable release and hashrates have greatly improved compared to the v4.0 version.  We are talking about up to 60% increase in hashrate.  This is a windows only miner and is very easy to use.  See this thread.  If you have a weak/normal CPU we advise to use -i 0 for the intensity setting, although in v5.0 CPU usage has gone down by a lot.  Power consumption is also up, but that is expected when we squeeze more hashrate out of the GPU’s.  To monitor your rig with EthMan use the -mport -3333 option (monitoring only) to be safe.

    You can now reach incredible speeds of (up to) 120 sol/s on a 280x, and 125 sol/s on a 470/480, 70 sol/s on a 380, and 150 sol/s on a 390.

SILENTARMY ZCash Miner v5 is out, and it is fast


   MRB has released the latest version of SilentArmy ZCash miner (v5), and so far it is the fastest open source miner out there – even faster than Claymore’s ZEC miner (taking into account the fee).  There is another upside – it uses much less cpu power too.

    This is mostly a linux build, but it is available for windows.  You will have to compile it yourself, but some users have posted compiled binaries available for anyone to download.  Be careful again what you download onto your machine.  You can expect 75-80 sol/s for a Rx470/480, 90-100 sol/s for a R9 390, 40-50 sol/s for a R9 380, 75 sol/s for a 280x.  For Nvidia, some users are reporting almost 100 sol/s on a 1070 but results may vary and there is still room for optimization.

    See these threads for more info !  Bitcointalk and ZCash forums.