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GrinGoldMiner Windows mining 3.0
« on: December 04, 2019, 05:37:40 PM »
So new GGM is out. Let us share stats and rig specs with windows version of the miner


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I have managed to start three rigs
Rig 1. 6x 1080TI on Corei3-8100 CPU (4 core no HT)
Rig 2 5x 1080&1070TI on celeron CPU
Rig 3 5x R9 390 on AMD A6-6400 (slower than celeron)

Key takeaways:
1)It seems to me that celeron can only carry 3-4 cards, 4+ it starts to throttle. AMD A6-6400 won’t even start more than 2 cards.
2)You need 8 gigs of virtual memory per card otherwise not all cards work. 48 gigs per 6 card rig
3)R9 390 RX 480 8gb and vegas are in play now though 2x slower compared to

Windows mining speeds
some preliminary testing results.

GPU Speed GPS Power, W
1080TI 4.6 250
1080TI 3.8 165
1080 3.5 120
1070TI 3.1 110
Vega 3.0 n.a.
RX580 2.0 n.a.
R9390 1.0 n.a


Result other user:

1. rig with 4xVega 64, tuned for cryptonight algo. Running the beta GGM, all cards are running.
Each Vega is getting ~2.05gps. Total power from the wall is ~580W, or approx. ~110W/Vega

2. running windows 10 and have 1 AMD RX 580 - 8 GB. I am getting 0.9 gps.

3. GeForce GTX 1070 on Windows 10 with i5 is mining at 2.8 gps


GrinGoldMiner 3.0 - for hard-fork 7/2019

New release only for the new Cuckarood29 PoW (Grin hard-fork 17.7.2019). This release integrates all speed improvements of GrinPro2 miner.

Release contains two scripts to start the miner. One is simple console miner and the other starts local REST API for remote rig monitoring (the latter is compatible with GrinPro API).


Mainnet GrinGoldMiner 2.9

Nvidia 6GB cards and AMD 8GB cards supported. 6GB cards in Windows10 may not work as Windows steals some of the memory.

Changes:

Improved stratum connection code
Implemented tweaks based on miner from eth_saver (faster amd and slightly less CPU usage)
Additional settings for primary stratum reconnect - new option in config to optionally reconnect from backup back to primary pool after X minutes. Either let miner generate new config or just add ReconnectToPrimary
Fixed minor bugs
Requires .NET Core 2.2 installed!

Restart your PC after you install .NET Core Runtime and the miner (config setup)

Known bugs:

GPU auto-detection can fail - use manual config
Some AMD GPUs need setx GPU_MAX_WORKGROUP_SIZE 1024
Low virtual memory is hard to report and will leave some GPUs in fault state


Mainnet GrinGoldMiner 2.8

Nvidia 6GB cards and AMD 8GB cards supported. 6GB cards in Windows10 may not work as WIndows steals some of the memory.

Changes:

6GB CUDA solver for nvidia cards (also allows RTX 8GB mining on Win10)
Better graph-rate on nvidia cards
New logging options in config (disable logging completely, delete old logs)
Bugfixes
Requires .NET Core 2.2 installed!

Restart your PC after you install .NET Core Runtime and the miner (config setup)

Known bugs:

GPU auto-detection can fail - use manual config
Some AMD GPUs need setx GPU_MAX_WORKGROUP_SIZE 1024
Low virtual memory is hard to report and will leave some GPUs in fault state

 

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