Nanominer 1.9.1 With AMD Support for the KAWPOW Algorithm
The latest Nanominer 1.9.1 mining software has added support for the new KAWPOW algorithm used by Ravencoin (RVN) for AMD GPUs with Nvidia GPU support expected soon to be available as well. This is essentially the second GPU miner to support KAWPOW on AMD with the other one being NBMiner with both miners being closed source and with 2% development fee for the KAWPOW algorithm. Nanominer claims they use their own custom implementation for KAWPOW and we see slightly higher hashrate compared to what we get with NBMiner on the same AMD Radeon RX 580 GPUs, though both miners do manage to produce slightly above 10 MH/s on our test setup. We remind you that since KAWPOW is based on ProgPoW it is also GPU intensive and not so much memory dependent, so overclocking the graphic processor can help increasing hashrate.
Nanominer is a closed source miner developed by Nanopool available for Linux and Windows and supporting AMD and Nvidia GPUs as well as CPUs for mining. The supported algorithms for GPUs include: Ethash and Ubqhash with 1% dev fee, KawPow with 2% dev fee, Cuckaroo30 at 5% dev fee. The supported CPU algorithms are RandomX with 2% dev fee and RandomHash2 at 5% with support for mining CPU and GPU algorithms at the same time.
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