Ethereum Official DAG fix


It is possible to fix your AMD RX470/480/570/580 GPU’s from losing speed every single Epoch if they are mining Ethereum, as the DAG file gets bigger and bigger.  A new official driver beta release permits this, and it works quite well.  The procedure is as follows:

  • Use the latest DDU version to remove your drivers in safe mode
  • Install the New AMD Drivers (beta for blockchain compute)
  • Install the latest Beta MSI afterburner v.16 from guru3d

You may notice a change in power consumption, and you can adjust your voltage or clocks to compensate.  A 6 GPU rig will gain about 10mhs !

SIGT Skunk algo miner


    We haven’t talked about Signatum or the Skunk algo yet, but it is the latest coin that has wind in its sail.  There are many miners out there, but there is a recent update by tpruvot from yiimp and it is the fastest.  You can check out his github page here.  Expect 50-55mhs on a 1080ti.

New Claymore ZCash miner update


Get it here !  Now at V12.6 with VEGA support.

v12.6:

– added Vega cards support (ASM mode).
– added ASM mode for RX460/560 cards (+20% speed).
– new GPU sorting method for AMD cards. Now GPUs are sorted by physical bus index (it matches AfterBurner list of GPUs). Also the list of temperatures/fans matches the list of GPUs automatically.
Therefore “-di detect” and “-gmap” options are not necessary and not supported anymore.
WARNING: be careful if you use use separate overclock/temperature settings for every card, due to new sorting method GPUs can get different indexes!
– added fan/OC support for 17.7.2 (and higher) drivers.
– improved support for systems with more than 10 GPUs, check readme for “-di” option description for details.
– added pool selection in runtime (“e” key).
– a few minor improvements.

Claymore’s Dual Ethereum GPU Miner V9.8


    Now with VEGA support !  You will have to wait for AMD to release updated drivers for VEGA, and if you do install them, you will need this version as it is fixed for 17.7.2. an up.

v9.8:

– added Vega cards support (ASM mode).
– added fan/OC support for 17.7.2 (and higher) drivers.
– fixed issue with -ttli and -ttdcr option for Nvidia cards.
– improved support for systems with more than 10 GPUs, check readme for “-di” and “-mode” options description for details.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.

 

New X11 miner from Bitmaintech


Short post to say that Bitmaintech has begun pre-sales (shipping september…or later) of a new X11 miner, the D3.  It hashes at 15000mhs for 1200w, and it is a big improvement over current miners which are also more expensive.  A lot of people are jumping on this as it becomes available, but please remember the rules of crypto.  No pre-orders.  Although Bitmain has a proven track record, this is still a pre-order and many things can go wrong.  Keep in mind if you do get refunded for the order, they will pull the same trick on customers as PandaMiner recently did, which is pay back the USD value at the time of purchase.  If bitcoin goes up you are out of luck.  And of course, mid September at earliest.  Which means difficulty will probably be much, much higher by then.  But it may still be worth it, up to you to decide.

Edit:  Seems Innosilicon is also pre-selling the A5 “DashMaster”.  Cheaper and more hash.  So there you have it, your gear’s ROI is uncertain.