Innosilicon G32 - Asic Miner for Cryptocurrency GRIN

innosilicon_G32_1800Innosilicon, the oldest Asics company, also introduced its first asyc miner for the cryptocurrency GRIN, but more versatile. supports the mining of two algorithms at once Cuckatoo31 + and Cuckatoo32 +, with backward compatibility with Cuckatoo29 / 30 algorithms, but the predicted hashrate for these algorithms is not indicated by the company. Just like Obelisk  in the Innosilicon Asic lineup there will be 3 models with different performance. The simplest model will be called Innosilicon G32 Mini Miner, and it will be executed in the form factor of expansion cards for the PCIe slot, i.e. very much like a video card. The rest of the G32 500 Miner and G32 1800 Miner models will be in the cases already familiar to us.

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Asic Obelisk GRN1, GRN1 Mini and GRN1 Immersion - from 70 to 840 GPS using the algorithm Cuckatoo31 (GRIN) already in October 2019

obelisk grn1 mini asic GRIN Obelisk company announced its ASIC for GRIN cryptocurrency back in January 2019, almost immediately after the announcement of the GRIN cryptocurrency itself. In January, it was proposed to purchase an asic with a 100GPS hash rate with a consumption of 400W at a price of 3000USD. If you now go to the Obelisk website, you can already see 3 options for ASIC: GRN1, GRN1 Mini and GRN1 Immersion, and not one of them does not match the characteristics of what was announced in January 2019. What the company will do with previous pre-orders and its data promises in January is not entirely clear. Today, the first batch is sold in 2000 units of Asics, which will end on May 3, 2019. In October, when the first deliveries begin, 500 additional ASN GRN1 units will go on sale.

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Why the Serial ATA power connector (SATA) is so dangerous for assembling mining rigs

sata_power_connect_mining_riserIn the last article, we looked at various options for USB risers to assemble mining rigs. In most of them, at this moment, you can find various connector options for organizing additional power on the 12V line. The most widely used connectors are PATA Power Connect (4 pins per line), SATA Power Connect (15 pins in two lines) and PCIe Power Connect (6 pins in 2 lines). Moreover, in recent models of USB risers, several connectors for additional power supply are installed at once, or only one 6-pin PCIe. In addition to all this, the Sata Power Connect to PATA (PCIe) adapters are bundled with the risers, or vice versa, depending on the add-on connector installed on the riser. power supply. If, when assembling your mining riga, you plan to use or already use Sata Power connectors from your power supply, then you have a great chance to remain without equipment as a result of a short circuit or even the entire room where mining mining is located. Why this happens and how to avoid it, read on.

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AMD Memory Tweak Tool available for Windows

amdtweaktool_windowsEarlier, we wrote about the AMD Memory Tweak Tool, which allows you to change the memory timings of an AMD video card on the fly, but only for the Linux operating system. Such a function turned out to be quite popular among miners, since allows not only to save a lot of time in selecting the optimal parameters of the video card, but also to get a higher hashrate on almost all mining algorithms cryptocurrency. It is worth noting that, compared with the previous version, the author has removed support for HBM memory of the first version, leaving only HBM2 and GDDR5. You can download the AMD Memory Tweak Tool on GitHub, and you can find the appropriate settings for your video card on the Bitcointalk forum.

Bminer 15.5 - dual mining ETH + VBK

bminer-15-5 dualminer eth+VBKBecause The popular mining algorithm on ETHash video cards does not use all the GPU resources, so the so-called dual mining has been relevant for a long time. The essence of which is to combine mining EThash, which more involves the memory subsystem and another algorithm, which more uses the computing power of the GPU itself. This results in a higher profitability from a single video card. The popular Bminer has long been offering dual Ethereum cryptocurrency mining mode, but the latest version has a new dual mode, in which VeriBlock can be mined as a second currency. More details about Veriblock or VBK can be found in this article. In addition to the new dual-mode in version 15.5, the performance for the Cuckatoo algorithm was slightly improved. Download the latest version on the website.

Gminer 1.38 - available mining GRIN29 and SWAP on video cards with 4Gb (Linux, Windows7)

GRIN cryptocurrency mining initially had high demands on video memory (8Gb for GRIN29 and 10GB for GRIN31), but with improved optimization of miners, now mining GRIN is available starting from 4Gb for GRIN29 and 8GB for GRIN31. The first miner who proposed mining GRIN29 on 4GB video cards was KBMiner built into the MinerBabe OS. The popular Gminer only in the current version 1.38 received support for mining on the Cuckaroo29 algorithm using AMD and NVIDIA video cards with 4GB of video memory on board, though only for Linux and Windows 7. Gminer is distributed with closed source code and a 2% commission. You can download the latest version on Bitcointalk..

NBMiner 22.3 - increased the hashrate of Nvidia video cards using the Cuckatoo31 algorithm

nbminer grin31 nvidia miningOver the past day, two versions of the miner NBminer 22.2 and 22.3 appeared on GitHub at once. The release of both versions is aimed primarily at improving the performance of Nvidia video cards on the Cuckatoo31 mining algorithm for GRIN cryptocurrency. In version 22.2, performance has been improved for video cards with 8GB of video memory, and in the next version 2.23, the hashrate increase has already touched top-end GTX1080Ti and RTX2080Ti video cards. For the RTX1070Ti video card, a performance of 0.94 H / s is claimed, for a GTX1080Ti - 1.56 H / s, for a RTX2080Ti - 1.65 H / s. Because NBMiner is distributed with closed source code, so a 2% commission is charged for using this software.

StrongU Miner STU-U8 - asic for mining Bitcoin 46TH/s at 2200W

StrongU Miner, a little-known Chinese cryptocurrency mining equipment company, has completely updated its asic miner's lineup for the X11, SHA-256 and Blake256R14 algorithms. Let us consider in more detail the STU-U8 model for mining Bitcoin cryptocurrency on the SHA-256 algorithm. From the technical specifications, unfortunately, it is not indicated for what standards this Asic miner is made, but given the 46TH/s hashrate and 2200 watt power consumption, it is not much inferior to the recently announced new products from the market leader Bitmain - ANTMiner S17. Therefore, we can conclude that the STU-U8 is also made according to the norms of 7nm, as well as its main competitor.

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Gminer 1.37 - Equihash 144/5 and 192/7 mining algorithms available on AMD video cards

gminer-1-35 equihash amdGminer was originally created only for Nvidia video cards, but gradually the developers add more support for AMD video cards. With the help of version 1.37 Gminer, AMD video card owners will be able to start mining the Equihash 144/5 and 192/7 algorithms. It is worth noting that Cuckoo29, Cuckaroo29, Beam have already received such an opportunity. In addition, Gminer 1.37 was slightly optimized because of the mining of GRIN, BEAM, SWAP and Aeternity cryptocurrencies when mining, you can get a bit more hashrate than it was in the previous version of this miner. You can download the latest version and familiarize yourself with the hashrate of video cards in all available algorithms for Gminer on the Bitcointalk forum.

The evolution of the development of risers for mining. Which USB riser to choose for mining cryptocurrency

USB_riser_mining_rig_gpuWith the advent of mining cryptocurrency on video cards, the first crypto enthusiasts had to solve a lot of technical and software problems, one of these tasks was to use the maximum number of video cards on a single computer platform or riga. Because in 2010, there were no special mining motherboards, the maximum number of installed graphics cards per motherboard rarely exceeded 2 units. Those. the number of installed video cards directly depended on the number of PCI-Express x16 connectors on the motherboard. In addition, due to the close proximity of the video cards to each other and the work of mining rigs in 24/7 mode, there was a real problem with the cooling of video cards. It was at this time that tips to increase the distance between video cards with the help of a special PCI-Express X16 connector extender, which had to be soldered   the connectors and cable, began to appear on the specialized forums. Such a device was later called Riser PCI-Express 16X - 16X.

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Asic Bitmain ANTminer S17 and S17 PRO - from 50TH/s to 62TH/s on the SHA-256 algorithm (Bitcoin)


The emergence of Bitmain's new ASICs under the SHA-256 algorithm has been discussed for a long time, especially since even the company itself at the end of March announced the launch of sales of a new generation called Antminer S17 on April 9, 2019. On the eve of the start of sales on the official site Bitmain detailed technical information appeared on the Asic miner Antminer S17 and S17Pro.

The main difference between the PRO version and the usual S17 is the presence of three modes of operation (Low Power, Normal and Turbo).

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