miniZ a new fast and friendly Equihash <144,5> miner

Hi everyone,

We realized that some of you struggle with some issues when starting mining BTG using Windows.

We hope this will help you get started.

If you have any question drop us a message at the end of the post. It is likely we’ll need to tweak the post in the future. :slightly_smiling_face:

Check also our FAQ page.

Happy BTG mining!

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Very nice!

Can you also post a version showing a BTG example? We’d love to promote it. (Very little additional effort for you.)

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Hi MentalNomad,
hope this is OK! :slight_smile:
Cheers

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Hi everyone,

thanks for your support and feedback. :slight_smile:

There is a new miniZ version v1.2l available for download @ https://miniz.ch

  • miniZ GUI Launcher v1.0. (Windows)
  • Improved miner API.
  • Minor speed improvements for 144,5.
  • Fixed –intensity option. Express in percentage [0,100].
  • Other bug fixes.

Hive OS support @ https://miniz.ch/2019/03/17/hive-os-support-3/

Sol/s:

  • GTX 1050 2GB ~19-20 Sol/s
  • GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ~20-22 Sol/s
  • GTX 1060 3GB ~36-40 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 8GB ~59-65 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~64-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 8GB ~65-73 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ~88-96 Sol/s
  • RTX 2070 8GB ~63-71 Sol/s

Use Cuda 10.0 versions with the RTX GPUs. For the other GPUs you should test and see which performs best.

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

*** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. ***

Happy BTG mining!

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Hi everyone,

Windows-BTG mining guide page was updated with reference to the new GUI launcher. https://miniz.ch/btg-mining-windows/

For detailed information about miniZ GUI check here:

Happy BTG mining!

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Hi everyone,

thank you to Bitcoin Gold community for your support and feedback.
miniZ is growing better in each version.

There is a new miniZ miner version v1.2m!

Download @ https://miniz.ch

  • Speed improvements for 144,5. Major boost for RTX GPUs.
  • Fee shares excluded from statistics.
  • --show-pers to show personalization string.
  • --smart-pers to use personalization string ‘auto’ if available, otherwise use specified pers.
  • --show-solratio to show number of solutions per iteration.
  • --oc1/--oc2 for boost in performance when applying OCs to GPUs.**
  • Help with new look. Run miniZ.exe --nocolor --help to exclude colors (Win7).
  • Improved stability.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Performance:

  • GTX 1050 2GB ~19-20 Sol/s
  • GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ~20-22 Sol/s
  • GTX 1060 3GB ~36-40 Sol/s
  • GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ~64-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 8GB ~67-74 Sol/s
  • GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ~90-100 Sol/s
  • RTX 2070 8GB ~68-77 Sol/s
  • RTX 2080 Ti 11GB ~122-131 Sol/s

Use Cuda 10.0 versions with the RTX GPUs. For the other GPUs you should test and see which performs best.

Hive OS support

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

***** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. *****

Happy BTG mining!

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At 1080ti there was a nearly 5% performance improvement!!

In previous versions, the stack overflow error was reduced, but it was still quite common, so I was running the “error detection - kill - restart” script code together.

Thank you for always updating this update!

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Hi ssong,

It is great to know you had a nice performance improvement. :slight_smile:

It is hard to understand what can be causing the crash. Sorry about this.
Can you post here the miniZ log output right before this happens? You can just copy this information from the logfile and paste it here.

Thanks!
Cheers

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oh, I just attached --log parameter.

I will paste it here. Thank you.

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who implied nvidia 2080 gpu can’t be used for mining?
there was talk about some “hardware-lock” i highly doubted :))

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Indeed these cards perform really well…with miniZ :slight_smile:

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Hi everyone,

it has been a while since our last post here, but we did not forget BTG :slight_smile:

We have been introducing other Equihash variants but also adding new features to miniZ.
Also, we started revising miniZ and looking for possible improvements in performance.

There is a new miniZ miner version v1.5q2!

v1.5q2 introduces some fixes to v1.5q (and previous versions), it is recommended the update to the latest version.

Download @ https://miniz.ch

v1.5q2 summary:

  • (Hopefully!) Fixed slow start for some GPUs/rigs.
  • Fixed failover pools.

From v1.5q:

  • Improvements for 144,5, for RTX cards.
  • Fixed support for 144,5 for 1050 2GB, on Windows 10.
  • Fixed slow start for some GPUs/rigs.
  • Added --csv option for log stats in csv format.
  • Added busID to -ci output.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

Check performances here.

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

***** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. *****

Happy BTG mining!

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Hi BTG miners,

Thank you for using miniZ!

miniZ v1.5s is out with improved performance, including 144,5 - ZHash for BTG mining!

Changelog :

  • Speed improvement for ZHash, and other algos. From 0.3% to 3% depending on algo and GPU.
  • Kepler support was removed in this version.
  • Flush console output on every line.

Few notes :

  • When adjusting your GPUs settings do not forget to test it with --oc1/oc2 since it may boost your performance a little. --oc1/oc2 changed for some GPUs and algos in the new version. For updated information read the specific topic on FAQ page.
  • We removed support for Kepler GPUs, in this version. You can use older versions. Feel free to contact us if you need support on this.
  • On Download page you can find Cuda 10 and Cuda 8 versions (Linux and Windows). If you have RTX GPUs then you need to use Cuda 10.0 versions.

For additional information check our Usage and/or FAQ pages.
Download miniZ miner here: https://miniz.ch/download/

***** It is advisable to always download from miniZ website, and always verify the checksum. *****

Happy BTG mining ! ! !

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Check our tests for 144,5, for various conditions @ https://miniz.ch/1445-2/ :slight_smile:

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Hi everyone,

Thank you for your patience! A new version miniZ v1.5t is out! :slight_smile:

miniZ has speed improvements in the new version. All GPUs and algos have improvements, including for 144,5!

Also, in brief:

  • Better support for GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1070.
  • Improved stability.
  • Fixed telemetry on Chrome browser.
  • Fixed CPU load when mining Beam on Windows.
  • Cleaner program exit/termination.
  • Added –color and –fee-time to command line options. (see Usage page)

Download miniZ v1.5t here.

Few notes:

  • When adjusting your GPUs settings do not forget to test it with –oc1/oc2 since it may boost your performance a little. –oc1/oc2 changed for some GPUs and algos in the new version. For updated information read the specific topic on FAQ page.
  • On Download page you can find Cuda 10 and Cuda 8 versions (Linux and Windows). For Turing architectures (16xx series and RTX) you need to use Cuda 10.0 versions.

For additional information check our Usage or FAQ pages.
Let us know how it goes!

Happy BTG mining!

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Fascinating to hear that you guys are still squeezing out improvements!

Thanks for all the hard work.

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Fantastic job Batataverde! Your new version at least equals if not maybe just a bit of a better performance than Gminer.
Check out my GTX1060 with Oc settings

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Hi MentalNomad,
thanks for your message.

We think that there are a few GPUs that may be able to improve a little more.
We will continue to check it out, but it is true that it’s getting more difficult to improve. :slight_smile:

Cheers

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Hi Blackbox,

thanks for the feedback!

Have you tried to use --oc1 or --oc2?

Let us know if this improves speed for your 1060 6B.

Cheers

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I will have to try… Thank you!