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Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v10.2 Update Review

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While a go Claymore announced a big update for its CryptoNight GPU miner, this just happen few days a go.. On September 29 he released Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v10.0, there are few more features available since now miner uses the latest framework which is used for dual and zec miners. Because of too many changes in this version, bugs were found and couple of hours later Claymore released v10.1 fixing them.. and currently v10.2 still in beta.

In this article i am going to test the new features and compare the v10.2 with v9.7.

Supported cards: Pitcairn, Tahiti, Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, Ellesmere, Baffin, Vega.

Updates list

v10.2 Beta:

– added Nicehash pool support.
– added shares validation on CPU and statistics for incorrect shares.

v10.1
v10.0 BETA
Problems and Fixes
  • GpuMiner dk2an0 failed -4
    1. Increase virtual memory to 30GB. if you have 6 GPUs 8GB, set virtual memory to 6*8=48GB
    2. Also make sure you have the following lines added in your .bat file
      GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 1
      GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
      GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
      GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
      GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    3. another fix, try lowering -h
  • 4GB cards hashrate problem?
    1. try adding -h 928 -dmem 1 or lower -h to 890 if that fails

All problems will be fixed soon since Claymore stated “Don’t worry, v11 will be better, I just need some time 🙂

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Hashrate reports for different GPUs
  • Vega users have reported lower hashrate from 1950 to 1600
  • Vega 56 -dmem 1 -h 1800
  • Vega 56 ~1400H/s, -h 1512 -dmem 1, HBM @ 950
    XMR-stak gets ~1780
    Without HBCC CM gets 1200, XMR-Stak gets 1300
  • 470 8GB 1750 strap, -mclock 2040, ~752H/s, testing stability, 9.7 was like 680-700, but unstable.
  • RX 580 8GB -dmem 1 -h 1800
  • RX 480 8gb gets 1006 h/s eth bios and -dmem 1
Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v9.7 Hashrate and Power Consumption

This tests were made on a 5x Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4GB Mining Rig

Claymore’s CryptoNote AMD GPU Miner v10.2 Monero Mining Performance – Hashrate and Power Consumption

Tests were made with 16.9.1 and Blockchain Compute drivers

start.bat details (default settings for 4GB gpus -h 900 with -dmem 1)

GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 1
GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
NsGpuCNMiner.exe -xpool stratum+tcp://xmr-eu.dwarfpool.com:8050 -xwal WALLET.WORKER -xpsw x -tstop 85 -tt 65 -fanmin 65 -fanmax 100

The new CryptoNote miner has around 50 H/s more hashrate per GPU, blockchain compute drivers performs better than 16.9.1 giving 20 H/s extra hashrate and also lower power consumption.

Before and After
  • Hashrate: 750 H/s – 790 H/s = +40/50 H/s
  • Power Draw: 650w – 450w (500w) = -150w
Sapphire RX 470 8GB Mining Edition Monero Mining Hashrate Benchmark

Full benchmark of this GPU can be found here: http://1stminingrig.com/best-bios-rom-sapphire-rx-470-8gb-mining-edition-samsung-memory-29-30-mhs/

start.bat file for Monero (XMR) v9.7: ZecMiner64.exe -zpool eu1-zcash.flypool.org:3333 -zwal ZCASH_WALLET.WORKER_NAME.WORKER_NEM -zpsw x -tstop 85 -tt 65 -fanmin 75 -fanmax 100 -cclock 1130 -mclock 2150 -cvddc 850 -mvddc 875

Before and After
  • Hashrate: 765 H/s – 845 H/s = +80 H/s
  • Power Draw: 100w – 75w = -25w

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  • Rabinovitch

    An optimization especially for Vega cards is required… Since I’ve ordered two of them. )

    • soon 🙂

      • B{_}rgi

        Is it better for Vega to use the new 17.9.3 drivers if you have 4 vegas and 2 rx580. It is impossible to get the HBCC working on more than 2 vegas even having 16 Gb RAM + 80Gb virtual mem with the blockchain drivers…

  • Jacob Lux

    Our deal to order a bunch of Vega cards fell through so we picked up a bunch of 580s. We were teasing the idea of mining some Monero instead of Ethereum, and this update here is definitely a push in that direction.
    We’re currently using ethOS. I’m going to be trying some modded vBIOSs for the 580s soon. I hope to see as solid of an improvement on XMR as I’m expecting for ETH. Promising, considering your article. Looking forward to a possible ethOS writeup.

    Good stuff as always, Ciprian.

    • Hey, 580s are much better than Vegas :), mod those BIOSes will give a lot much more hashing power.. 😀

      • Jacob Lux

        So far I’m having plenty of issues getting more than 8x 580s to run on ethOS (I swear I remember reading you had similar issues, or maybe someone else did; can’t find the article to save my life). Boot issues or hashrate issues if they boot, etc.
        I’ve got a fairly aggressive flash on them that I need to dial back, sadly. I am getting 28.5MH/s on each. (580 4GB Nitro+ w/ Elpida [Micron] memory). I can run 8x for a little under an hour before a couple tap out. I’ll have to dial the memory back. I really hate modding the vBIOSs though 🙁

        I figured if we got a bunch of Vega56s that eventually someone would figure out how to mod or flash a new bios to them and that they’d massively outperform anything else, placing their efficiency back in line with flashed 580s (but with the added base power/potential) – as you say, the 580s seem to be better still.

        • Hey @jacob_lux:disqus , Ill recommend to switch on windows, it can handle 8 GPUs very good. I also had problems when i made my 13 GPU rig running on ethOS, overclocking was a pain with lot of failures and in the end i quit. Tutorial not yet posted, will do it soon.

          • Jacob Lux

            I mean I have no issues with 8 GPUs on ethOS, and I have flashed the vBIOSs so I don’t really have to manually overclock anything; I just need the damn thing to boot 😛

  • Norman Hirsch

    the 10.2 Readme!!!.txt doesn’t show the RX 580 as being applicable:
    “This version is for recent AMD videocards only: 7xxx, 2xx, 3xx and 4xx, 1GB or more.”

  • Sim

    Hello @ciprianpt:disqus ,
    have you abandoned Decret as second mining?
    Regards

  • Cyril

    What is commande line for dual with this version XMR + SIA or DCR please ?

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