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What Is EWBF’s Cuda Equihash Miner?
EWBF’s Cuda miner is one of the most popular Equihash (Zhash) miners. It is compatible with Nvidia GPUs. Its main competitors are miniZ and Funakoshi.
Currently, the latest version is EWBF Miner v0.6, which is compatible with Equihash 144.5, 210.9, 192.7 and 96.5. There is also EWBF’s Cuda Zcash, which is suitable for Equihash for coins such as Zcash and Zclassic. In this case, you should choose 0.3.4b.
There are a lot of new features in EWBF’s Cuda Equihash Miner v0.6. The most important ones are listed below.
- The issue with the API socket not closing upon exit was fixed.
- Increased time-out during authorization and subscription.
- 144.5, 192.7 and 96.5 are faster.
- 144.5 uses less VRAM.
EWBF’s Cuda Equihash Miner Performance
Below are the performance of Nvidia cards by algorithm. By the way, 144.5 has become more popular thanks to Bitcoin Gold and BitcoinZ. It uses ~1.63 GB VRAM.
GeForce GTX 1050ti — approx 18 S/s; GeForce GTX 1060 — approx 30 S/s; GeForce GTX 1070 — approx 45 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080 — approx 50 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080ti — approx 75 S/s.
Let’s move on to less popular models. 210.9 is known thanks to Aion. It uses ~1.2 GB VRAM.
GeForce GTX 1050ti — approx 75 S/s; GeForce GTX 1060 — approx 130 S/s; GeForce GTX 1070 — approx 190 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080 — approx 210 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080ti — approx 320 S/s.
192.7 is known thanks to ZERO. It uses ~2.5 GB VRAM.
GeForce GTX 1050ti — approx 8 S/s; GeForce GTX 1060 — approx 15 S/s; GeForce GTX 1070 — approx 22 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080 — approx 24 S/s; GeForce GTX 1080ti — approx 35 S/s.
The most popular option on 96.5 is MinexCoin (MNX). It uses ~1.6 GB VRAM.
GeForce GTX 1050ti — approx 7,8 KS/s; GeForce GTX 1060 — approx 14 KS/s; GeForce GTX 1070 — approx 20 KS/s; GeForce GTX 1080 — approx 25 KS/s; GeForce GTX 1080ti — approx 37 KS/s.
Where to Download EWBF’s Cuda Equihash Miner
The latest miner versions are posted on Bitcoin Talk. To save time, click here for the Windows version, and here for the Linux version.
You can find EWBF’s CUDA Zcash Miner for Windows x64 and Linux x64 here and here, respectively. All links lead to Google Drive.
How to Setup EWBF’s Cuda Equihash Miner
EWBF is very easy to setup. Here is the basic setup scheme for Equihash 144.5.
miner --algo 144_5 --server SERVER_ADDR --port PORT --user USER --pass PASSWORD
Here is what a .bat file looks like for Bitcoin Gold mining on 2Miners pool.
miner.exe --algo 144_5 --pers BgoldPoW --server https://btg.2miners.com --port 4040 --user YOUR_ADDRESS.RIG_ID --pass x
As an example, we are showing the correct .bat file for EWBF’s Cuda Zcash below. In this example, we are mining Zcash on Equihash.
:restart @echo off TIMEOUT 5 miner --server zec.2miners.com --port 1010 --user YOUR_ADDRESS.RIG_ID --pass x --eexit 3 --pec --fee 0 ping 127.0.0.1 > nul goto :restart
If you enter the data and launch the .bat file, you will see the following. It means that your rig is connected to the pool and that the miner is working properly.
After the connection is established, the user will appear in the Miners Online tab.
Shortly thereafter, he will receive his payout.
You can find a list of the most profitable coins to mine in 2019 here. You can also visit this chat for cryptocurrency mining tips and tricks, and then put them to work on 2Miners pool.