AMD Radeon VII (gfx906) Delivers ~90 MHS Ethash Out of the Box

AMD Radeon VII (gfx906) Delivers ~90 MHS Ethash Out of the Box

Ethereum, News
The new AMD Radeon VII (gfx906) GPUs are about to start hitting the market any moment now with a recommended end user price of $699 USD in USA or 739 EURO in EU. We just got a tip that these new 7nm GPUs from AMD with 16GB HBM2 video memory are able to deliver about 90 MHS for Ehereum’s Ethash algorithm out of the box without any overclock. This is possible with the latest Claymore Dual GPU Miner v12.0, so really out of the box performance very close to the 90 MHS mark for Ethereum. So the new HBM2 memory with 4096-bit memory bus and 1000 MHz (effective 2000 MHz memory clock) seem to be doing quite well for memory intensive crypto algorithms. We are of course still about to…
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Bminer 14.2.0 With Experimental Cuckatoo31 GRIN Support for GTX 1080 Ti

Bminer 14.2.0 With Experimental Cuckatoo31 GRIN Support for GTX 1080 Ti

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The latest Bminer 14.2.0 has just been released with experimental support for Cuckatoo31 (C31) algorithm being used by GRIN for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs with claimed performance of up to about 0.90 G/s on GTX 1080 Ti with stock settings. This seems pretty good, however we are currently unable to make the miner work properly under Windows 10 as we are getting an error about insufficient memory available on device and it seems other people are reporting the same issue (it is experimental support). Do note that GRIN mining support on NiceHash is not yet available for Bminer and that goes for both Cuckaroo29 and Cuckatoo31 algorithms, so you can instead use the latest GMiner for NiceHash. We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia…
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Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation

Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation

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German police have reportedly arrested five men and one woman for allegedly stealing electricity for a crypto mining farm. In the German city of Klingenthal, Saxony, police have arrested a group of suspects for stealing electricity to operate a cryptocurrency mining farm, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports Feb. 6.Police officers reportedly tracked down a system of 49 computers operating in the premises of former electrical services company PGH Elektro. Since at least 2017, the mining farm has reportedly consumed as much electricity as 30 households, with the damage for the affected electricity supplier estimated to around 220,000 euros ($250,053).Per local news site FreiePresse, 30 of the 49 computers were equipped with special cryptocurrency mining hardware, with a total of 80 graphics processing units (GPUs) installed. During the raid, the police reportedly…
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GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.31 With a Support for Grin’s Cuckatoo31 Algorithm

GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.31 With a Support for Grin’s Cuckatoo31 Algorithm

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The latest GMiner version 1.31 brings an important update for everyone interested in Grin mining, namely support for Grin’s Cuckatoo31 algorithm to Windows miners as previously the C31 algo was only available with the official Grin miner for Linux and Mac OS X. Do note that Cuckatoo31 support (Grin31)requires 7.4 GB VRam, will work on 8GB cards under Linux and Windows 7, but will not work under Windows 10. Video cards such as GTX 1080 Ti do work under Windows 10 and should be able to provide about 0.6-0.7 G/s hashrate for C31. The latest update should now work fine with both C29 and C31 for Grin in NiceHash as well as there were some issues with the last few versions and NiceHash in the last days due to changes…
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NiceHash Now With Support for Grin and Lyra2REv3 (VTC)

NiceHash Now With Support for Grin and Lyra2REv3 (VTC)

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After the recent addition of BEAM (Equihash 150,5) support on NiceHash the service for selling and buying mining hashrate has become more active and has just added two (three) more new algorithms – CuckARoo29 and CuckAToo31 used by GRIN and Lyra2REv3 used by VTC. NiceHash support for GRIN on the software side is still somewhat lacking, with the latest GMiner 1.28 pretty much currently the only available miner for Grin (CuckARoo29) available for Nvidia GPUs under Windows, no AMD Grin miners with proper NiceHash support for now it seems. Lyra2REv3 on the other hand is more widely supported and available already on multiple software miners for both AMD and Nvidia as it was an anticipated fork for VTC, so developers had the time to get ready. An example for a…
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GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.27 With a Fix for NiceHash BEAM Support

GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.27 With a Fix for NiceHash BEAM Support

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GMiner has been updated a lot recently with fixes and improvements and the latest version 1.26 is not an exception as it apparently tires to fix the BEAM mining support on NiceHash that has recently been introduced. Initially when NiceHash announced support for BEAM on their platform both GMiner and Bminer seemed to work just fine, however earlier today both miners started having issues with the platform. The problem seems to affect both miners for BEAM only on NiceHash, it does seem to work fine with other mining pools, but on NiceHash you are getting a lot of rejected shares with Bminer and pretty much all rejected n GMiner. The just released Gminer v1.26 apparently tries to fix that and seems to succeed to some point, however after a while…
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New ccminer 2.3.1 from Tpruvot with Lyra2REv3 Support and More

New ccminer 2.3.1 from Tpruvot with Lyra2REv3 Support and More

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It has been a quite a while since the last update of tpruvot’s ccminer fork (source), but there it is a new version 2.3.1 available now that comes with support for Lyra2REv3, sha256q, exosis and Blake2b standard algorithms. The official binary is 64-bit Windows only built with CUDA 10 for SM3+ devices, SM 7.5 architecture is also supported, but doesn’t seem to bring any advantage, for others variants you can build from the source code as the miner is opensource. Do note that CUDA 10 support requires an Nvidia video driver version 410.48 or newer. The most notable thing abut the new release is the support for Lyra2REv3 that will soon be used by the Vertcoin (VTC) after the upcoming hardfork expected to happen in less than two days. The…
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Latest Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 With Massive BTM Improvement on Nvidia RTX GPUs

Latest Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 With Massive BTM Improvement on Nvidia RTX GPUs

Ethereum, News, Tech
The latest releases of Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 have announced pretty impressive performance increases regarding Bytom (BTM) mining hashrate on the new Nvidia RTX series of GPUs with up to about 200% boost, so a significant improvement indeed. This essentially makes the RTX series of GPUs the best choice for BTM mining with two to tree times faster hashrates compared to what their older GTX counterparts are able to deliver at the moment. Another new improvement that goes for both miners is the additional performance improvement in the range of about 30% for GRIN mining with hashrates very close for the two miners. Bminer also brings similar performance improvement for Aethernity like for Grin. So make sure you do try them both to see what may work better on…
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Bridging the gap between command line and GUI miners: the most profitable all-in-one smart mining software by Cudo Miner launches

Bridging the gap between command line and GUI miners: the most profitable all-in-one smart mining software by Cudo Miner launches

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Now anyone can get access to the most advanced and easiest-to-use platform available – from novice through to professional level Cryptocurrency mining company Cudo today announces the long-awaited open beta launch of its crypto-mining platform: Cudo Miner. An intelligent GUI miner with multi-algo switching technology built-in, Cudo Miner is the smart miner packed with features designed to optimise mining operations and maximise profitability. The launch of Cudo Miner will be music to the ears of miners ranging from novice level through to pro. Once installed, Cudo Miner’s software automates the entire process. In closed beta, thousands of users across the globe have mined using Cudo Miner. Now for the smart part. Cudo Miner provides a smart layer within the software that ensures that the most profitable coin is mined, based…
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Taiwanese Chip Manufacturing Giant Blames Revenue Losses On ‘Crypto Winter’

Taiwanese Chip Manufacturing Giant Blames Revenue Losses On ‘Crypto Winter’

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Taiwanese chip manufacturer United Microelectronics Corporation saw a roughly 10% decrease in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018. Like TSMC, who provide chips to Bitmain, they prominently attribute some of their losses to the downturn in demand for cryptocurrency. Less demand amounts to less need for mining, which subsequently lessens the demand for mining hardware. Co-president Jason Wang said: Looking into the first quarter of 2019, we anticipate further deceleration in customers’ wafer demand, due to a softer than expected outlook in entry-level and mid-end smartphones as well as falling crypto currency valuations. Although UMC’s ongoing transformation will need The post Taiwanese Chip Manufacturing Giant Blames Revenue Losses On ‘Crypto Winter’ appeared first on CCN
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