NEWS FLASH: New version of Claymore’s ZCash Miner v8.0 released !


    The latest version of Claymore’s ZCash (ZEC) miner is out (v8.0) !  Hashrates have improved, Again!  We are talking about up to 15 to 25% increase in hashrate on top of the V7.0 update.

(From Claymore) Latest version v8.0:

– improved speed by about 15-25% (depends on card model). Up to 300H/s on stock 390X.
– added “-i 5” and “-i 6” values, 1-2% speedup, but can be unstable in some cases.
– now remote management is working in read-only mode by default.
– some bug fixes and minor improvements.

    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 6 which seems to give the best hashrate.  Power consumption seems to be the same as V7.0.  To monitor your rig with EthMan use the -mport -3333 option (monitoring only) to be safe (this is now set by default).

    You can now reach most incredible speeds of (up to) 210 sol/s on a 280x (up 15%), and 175-200 sol/s on a 470/480 (up 15%), 140 sol/s on a 380 (up 20%), and 290 sol/s on a 390 (up 25%).

    This should help with the drop in profitability, and further reduce Botnet’s (cpu mining) influence.  This is great news for home miners, and proving again that paying that hefty 2.5% fee is worth it.  Upgrade your rigs !

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.

Claymore ZCash AMD GPU Miner v4.0


    The latest version of Claymore’s ZCash miner is out.  It is a stable release and hashrates have greatly improved compared to other versions.  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.  To monitor your rig with EthMan use the -mport -3333 option (monitoring only).  Stay tuned for more updates soon.  An even faster version is in the works.