The latest EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner v0.5 comes with some performance optimizations and fixes for various variations of the Equihash algorithm it supports for GPU mining on Nvidia-based rigs. You can expect to see a speed increase of 3-15% depending on your mining hardware for Equihash 144,5 as well as 2% for Equihash 210,9 with the latest update. The new version also fixes the problem with cropped performance on fast (1080 Ti, Titan) gpus for Equihash 96,5 as well as the “low difficulty shares” problem, on Aion pools for Equihash 210,9. So if you are mining any of the Equihash Equihash 192,7, 144,5, 96,5 or 210,9 variants yo umight want to give this miner a go. Do note it does not support the Equihash 200,9 that was originally the algorithm called Equihash and used by ZCash (ZEC) that is currently mineable by ASIC miners. We are also reminding you that the EWBF Cuda Equihash Miner is a closed source miner, there are CUDA 8.0 and 9.1 binaries available for Windows and Linux and there is a 2% developer fee built-in by default.
Bytom (BTM) mining support has been introduced in the previous Bminer 9.0.0 release and back then it was faster than the alternative miner. Since then however the NebuTech BTMiner has taken the lead in terms of hashrate. With the new Bminer 9.1.0 that substantially increases the BTM mining speed with up to 30% over the previous version Bminer is catching up, but still a bit behind what the latest NebuTech BTMiner 7.0 is providing.
With Bminer Bytom (BTM) mining support (tensority algorithm) was originally introduced to support f2pool mining and it seems that not all mining pools are still supported, for example Bitmain’s AntPool still does not work in the new version, though the problem is probably related to the pools that use of workers instead of payment addresses. So apart from further improvements in performance this is another thing that needs work in order to be competitive as far as BTM mining goes.
Bminer also supports mining of Equihash and Ethash, but both of these algorithms have been taken over by ASIC miners already or will soon be, even though Ethereum and some other Ethash coins are still often found in the top of most profitable coins to be miner in mining calculators. We remind you that this is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for BTM and Equihash, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual mining Ethash and Blake.
It has been a while since sp has released open source and fee code for a faster miner, but better late than never. The latest Raven x16r/x16s Spmod-git #5 (source) promises 10% increase in performance over the previous release for X16R and X16S algorithms thanks to numerous optimizations to the used algorithms like echo, shabal, simd, sha512, fugue, shavite, groestl and skein. The latest version also has added support for higher intensity values, so you can experiment with that to maybe squeeze some additional performance. The Github repository only has an official Windows binary, 32-bit CUDA 9.2, so if you need something else you would need to compile from source yourself.
Comparing the performance of the new Raven x16r/x16s Spmod-git #5 miner to the recently released z-enemy 1.14 miner it is still a bit slower. Maybe it is on par with the previous release 1.12 of z-enemy in terms of hashrate, however you should not forget that the z-enemy miner is a closed source one and comes with a built-in 1% developer fee, while, surprisingly, the Raven x16r/x16s Spmod-git #5 miner is free, open source and with no dev fee.
The Canaan Creative has released some information about their upcoming next generation Avalon A9 Bitcoin ASIC miners based on 7nm technology that will supposedly provide 30 THS hashrate with 1720 Watts of power usage. This will make the Avalon A9 much more interesting that the recently announced GMO B3 as well as the Innosilicon Terminator 2 Turbo that will not be able to provide such level of efficiency. Of course we are yet to see what will Bitmain be offering as they are still not responding to the competition with a more up to date product in the 20-30 THS range, but for now the new Avalon seems to be the most interesting efficiency wise. The price of the Avalon A9 is also going to play an important role and we are yet to see when it will be available and for how much…
Another interesting information coming from the company is their upcoming line of TV sets – LB4318 with built-in ASIC mining chips. The TV set is with a 43-inch 4K panel and features 26x A3210 16nm mining chips providing 2.8 THS hashrate with 100 Watts per THS power usage. It is definitely an interesting product with different purpose that comes with built-in mining capabilities and will show if there is going to be interest in such a range of devices in general. There has been talk about connected consumer-oriented devices with built-in crypto mining capabilities for quite some time, but we are yet to see them on the market.
The latest update of the z-enemy to version 1.14 comes with nice performance boost in the different supported algorithms along with some slight fixes and improvements. You can expect up to 10% percent increase in the X16 algorithms, up to 15-25% for Tribus, about 10% for X17, C11, PHI1612, Aergo, Sonoa as well as about 5% for Xevan, Phi, Poly. The latest version is available for CUDA 9.1 and 9.2 for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions as well as CUDA 9.1 an CUDA 9.2 binaries for Linux (Ubuntu and Hive OS). Do note that for maximum performance it is recommended to have the latest drivers installed (ver. 398+). We remind you that z-enemy is a closed source miner available only as a binary release and it contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development.
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner 32-bit binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner 32-bit binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.2)…
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner 64-bit binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.1)…
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner 64-bit binary release for Windows (CUDA 9.2)…
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner binary release for Linux (CUDA 9.1)…
– To download and try the latest z-enemy-1.14 miner binary release for Linux (CUDA 9.2)…
The newest just released update to version 7.0 of the NebuTech BTMiner Nvidia GPU miner for mining Bytom (BTM) is available with improved hashrate with up to about 20% depending on your GPU and settings as well as some stability improvements, so definitely worth upgrading now. The full changelog of the new NebuTech BTMiner 7.0 is available below, but the performance and stability updates are the most important ones anyway.
NebuTech BTMiner 7.0 Changelog:
– Improved hashrate ~20%.
– Option to output long-format datetime strings.
– Option to output log to file.
– Removed -M option.
– Improved stability.
Innosilicon has released a new 24 THS Bitcoin ASIC miner based on 10nm chips utilizing Samsung Foundry’s advanced low-power FinFET technology. The new T2 Turbo miner should be capable of deliverin 24 THS hasrate with 1980 Watts of power usage, very similar to what the recently announced Japanese 7nm GMO Miner B2 promises. The Innosilicon T2 Turbo is already available for order priced at $1350 USD (roughly 0.19 BTC or 19 LTC at the moment) and it comes with a built-in power supply included in the price. Delivery of the first batch starts from 15th August to 25th August on a first come first serve basis.
Innosilicon T2 Turbo Specifications:
– Hashrate: 24TH/s (+/-5%)
– Power Consumption: 1980W (+10%, normal mode, at the wall, with 93% efficiency PSU, 25°C temperature)
– Chip Type: INNOSILICON T2 Turbo Miner
– Dimensions: 408mm(L)*135mm(W)*232mm（H）
– Net Weight: 8.82KG
– Ambient Temperature: 0°C—85°C (device junction temperature)
– Network Connection: Ethernet
A new version of the popular CryptoNight AMD GPU miner SRBMiner is now available bringing some new features and a number of improvements worth updating if you are mining any of the supported Cryptonight algorithms. The latest version 1.6.5 adds support for one new algorithm – Cryptonight Red (MoX Project) that is about to soon launch. New benchmarking parameters are added that give you the ability to benchmark your settings offline, so you don’t need to connect to a pool anymore just to test hashrate performance of an algorithm. There is no more need for compute switching software, you can do it now easily from SRBMiner via a dedicated command line parameter that will find all your AMD cards and set them to compute mode, and also disable crossfire on them. Te latest version of the miner is now just one executable file, so no more dll files are needed making it more portable. Do note that for optimal performance it is recommended to use the Adrenalin 18.6.1 or Adrenalin 18.3.4 AMD GPU drivers, you can also use the old Blockchain drivers or the newer 18.7.1, but with reduced performance.
Supported CryptoNight variations:
– Cryptonight V7
– Cryptonight Lite
– Cryptonight Lite V7
– Cryptonight Heavy
– Cryptonight IPBC
– Cryptonight Artocash
– Cryptonight Alloy
– Cryptonight Marketcash
– Cryptonight B2n
– Cryptonight Stellitev4
– Cryptonight Fast
– Cryptonight Haven
– Cryptonight Italo
– Cryptonight Mox
There is a new altcoin called Renesis (RESS) out there that comes with a new Renesis hash that mixes 8 already familiar different hashing algorithms in a more complex and secure mining algorithm. If you are looking for something new and different to mine, especially if you have Nvidia GPUs, that uses a new algorithm and miners respectively, then you might want to check out RESS. There is already a ccminer fork with Renesis support, only official Windows binary release for now (source). Experimental sgminer for AMD is also available, but not very good performance wise for the moment compared to Nvidia GPUs (source). You should be aware that the coin has a significant premine and it is really important how will that be used for the future development of the project…
The CryptoDredge miner has started as a faster alternative for Nvidia miners for the Lyra2REv2 algorithm, but since then it has been evolving into a multi-functional miner that supports more algorithms and provides good performance in them as well. The latest version of CryptoDredge brings performance improvements in a few algorithms and also support for the Tribus crypto algorithm. You can expect to get around 15-30% faster hashrate in Allium and Phi2 and about 18-35% faster performance in Lyra2z with the version 0.8.0, depending on your GPUs. Do note that as a result of the increased performance the energy consumption might also increase, so if your GPUs get hotter just decrease the TDP limit a bit. Also you might need to update the video drivers to the latest release if you are using an older version. We are reminding you that CryptoDredge is a closed source miner that comes with 1% built-in developer fee, so there is no source code and only binary releases available for both Windows and Linux.