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.

Update V10.2 Claymore ETH dual miner


Small update for Claymore ETH Dual Miner, now V10.2.  Check out details on the thread here.  Overall some nice improvements and features that the community of miners requested :

  • DAG generation time included in DEV fee when it needs to change
  • Detailed stats for rejected shares

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.

Sapphire RX470 8G Mining Edition Review


    We have recently received some Sapphire RX470 8G Mining Edition GPUs, so here is the review !  This particular model is the Mining Edition, with 8gb of Hynix memory.  There are models with Samsung memory, and we suggest you get those instead but they do have a price premium.

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