MinerOS News. Corrections and system improvements. Miner update and more. Page 12.

What's new?

MINERS
PhoenixMiner v5.2d (added new -daglim parameter to allow a few more weeks mine ETH on AMD GPUs with 4GB VRAM after 4GB DAG size exceeded; added -rxboost parameter to boost the performance of GDDR5 based AMD cards; added memory straps support for AMD Vega cards, use -straps command-line option where -strap 1 lower level; AMD GPUs with >4GB RAM will now work without issues until DAG epoch 450; Nvidia memory timing (straps) option is improved and now is turned off during DAG generation to avoid any possible instability issues; option '-dagrestart' is set to 1 whenever '-daglimit' is active for 4GB AMD cards; added new kernels for 4GB AMD cards with higher hashrate when -daglim is in effect; many other improvements and fixes)
NanoMiner v3.1.1 (minor fixes)
T-Rex v0.18.11 (bug fixes: can't pair device with KEY error; display GPU names when NVML library can't be loaded or disabled)
NBMiner v33.6 (improved octopus hashrate: +10% on 16 20 30 series Nvidia GPUs, 27.5M on 1660s; Notes: to get best results on octopus since this version, GPUs that has higher core performance than memory performance, need to overclock memory to get higher hashrate, e.g. 2080, 3070)

2020-11-21 13:36:01

What's new?

MINERS
NanoMiner v3.0.0 (8% performance increase on Nvidia 10xx series GPUs on Octopus algorithm; added support RTX 30xx Ampere - Octopus (Conflux) performance is 38 MH/s on stock 3070; Ethash and KawPow also supported)
T-Rex v0.18.9 (increased ethash pool side hashrate by 1-2% by reducing the amount of stale shares the miner drops before sending to the pool; set worker name to %hostname% if not specified on ethash, kawpow, progpow; bug fix: low pool side hashrate when mining ETH+ZIL due to incorrect difficulty parsing; bug fix: miner crashes on low RAM multi-GPU rigs during DAG rebuild on ethash, kawpow, progpow)
Gminer v2.30 (major performance improvements for BeamHashIII up to +2-3% dependent on GPU; added support Etchash algorithm for Ethereum classic algorithm after hardfork; significantly reduced stale shares percentage on Ethash algorithm, it will improve hashrate on pool side; added AMD solvers for Ethash and Etchash; reduced memory usage for Cortex 8GB solver ~about 50MB)
Bminer v16.3.6 (improved the performance of the Conflux miner; fixed compatibilities issues of various Conflux pools)
miniZ v1.6w4 (added '-cden' option to exclude GPUs from mining based on their name; CUDA 11 build: improved performance for RTX 30XX cards on some algos; fixed Beam, Zel, Aion, 144/5)
CPUminer-Opt-JayDDee v3.15.2 (small fixes and optimization)
XMRig v6.5.3 (fixed MSR mod names in JSON API; compiled with 0% DevFee)

2020-11-16 20:53:47

What's new?

MINERS
lolMiner v1.15 (Added Ethash Zombie mode for 4G Nvidia GPUs. Use '--4g-alloc-size' to calibrate the number of MBytes the GPUs are allowed to use; Fixed a segmentation fault on Nvidia & mixed rigs when starting Ethash mining; Fixed bug: Miner causing invalid shares on 4G cards on some systems (mostly Linux); Fixed bug: Miner hangs up when changing epoch when using the ZIL cache feature; Fixed bug: Miner sometimes produces invalid shares when a new job with different epoch arrives while the miner is currently creating the DAG file for an earlier job; Improved Ethash efficiency on Nvidia GPUs; ZIL cache now can be used by cards with less then 8G when enough memory is available (e.g. 6G cards or when mining e.g. ETP + ZIL); General stability improvements)
Nbminer v33.4 (optimize: octopus improve hashrate: +35% on 16 20 30 series Nvidia GPUs, +20% on all other GPUs; new algo: etchash for upcoming ETC upgrade; feature: add effective pool hashrate on console & api, 10min 4h 24h)
XMRig v6.5.2 (separate MSR mod for Zen/Zen2 and Zen3; compiled with 0% DevFee)

2020-11-14 09:16:19

What's new?

SYSTEM
⚙️ Moved sync server to an amazon storage for blazing fast and stable download speed

MINERS
T-Rex v0.18.8 (Add etchash algorithm for upcoming ETC fork; Bug fixes: (ethash) Compatibility with Mining Rig Rentals pool)
lolMiner v1.13 (Ethash: Reduced power draw significantly on non-zombie mode for Rx Fury & Rx 470 - 590, slight reduction for Vega & Navi; Ethash: Slightly improved performance on Vega, Navi and Nvidia GPUs. Significantly improved performance on R9 390; Added Zombie mode for RX 5300XT & RX 5500 4G cards; Added ETCHash support for Radeon HD 79x0 / R9 280 (X) & RX 5300 3G. On Linux will be good for ETCHash till epoch ~250 (about July 2022); Added caching of last 5 used light caches. This will reduce the switching time for Nicehash & ZIL dual mining significantly; Added support for extranonce subscription on EthereumStratum/1.0.0 (Nicehash) format - this will stop the miner from frequently reconnecting to Nicehash; Added detection of pool not accepting worker name in <wallet.workerName> format when using ETHPROXY stratum. Miner will reconnect with worker name copied into --worker in this case; Added experimental workaround for mining epoch 385+ with RX 470 - 590 and Linux kernel 5.6.x: Note this fix will deactivate the ZIL cache ability and force the miner to create DAG a bit slower. Deactivate it with --disableLinux56fix; Fixed bug: "conversion of data to type "b" failed" when using ETHPROXY stratum mode on some pools; Fixed potential issue causing GPUs to freeze when a GPU needs to reboot, e.g. epoch change or connection loss)
Nbminer v33.4 (optimize: octopus improve hashrate: +35% on 16 20 30 series Nvidia GPUs, +20% on all other GPUs; new algo: etchash for upcoming ETC upgrade; feature: add effective pool hashrate on console & api, 10min 4h 24h)

2020-11-12 09:37:36

What's new?

SYSTEM
⚙️ The sync server has been updated. Now all updates including miners downloading much faster

MINERS
NanoMiner v1.13.0 (added support for Conflux Network's Octopus algorithm on Nvidia GPU with devfee 2%)
T-Rex v0.18.7 (reduced GPU memory consumption on ethash, progpow and kawpow; added cache DAG for epoch 0 when mining ETH+ZIL use '--extra-dag-epoch 0' command-line parameter; bug fixes: kernels 4 and 5 generate incorrect shares if DAG size > 4GB; 'out of memory' error in "zombie" mode; if the pool requires the worker name to be sent, it has to be set with '-w' parameter. If '-w' is not set, the miner will set it to <algorithm>_worker0 by default)
XMRig v6.5.1 (implemented new MSR mod for Ryzen, up to +3.5% on Zen2 and +1-2% on Zen3; compiled without DevFee)

2020-11-09 09:48:30