Recently we came through this new miner called CryptoDredge. A NVIDIA GPU miner that is said to deliver greater performance on Lyra2REv2 and few other algorithms. This miner has gone through several updates since June and it has got some attention more recently as the developers were adding new algorithms and improving the miner further. Let’s see what CryptoDredge miner features, its supported algorithms, the kind of performance it delivers and where it lacks.
CryptoDredge: Features and supported algorithms
CryptoDredge is an optimized cryptocurrency mining software for NVIDIA GPUs. This miner claims to be the fastest NVIDIA miner for Lyra2REv2 algorithm. In addition to that it also has support for the following algorithms:
- Allium – Garlicoin
- Lyra2z – Lyra2Z coins
- NeoScrypt – NeoScrypt coins
- PHI1612 – PHI1612
- Phi2 – Luxcore PHI2
- Blake (2s)
CryptoDredge was only available for Windows previously but now the new release CryptoDredge v 0.7.0 is also available for Linux. But do note that this is a closed source miner that comes with a 1% developer fee.
This is a portable console application and configuring CryptoDredge miner is as easy as CCMiner. Download the miner, unzip it, create a
.sh file and input the necessary commands.
CryptoDredge -a <ALGO> -o stratum+tcp://<POOL> -u <WALLET_ADDRESS> -p <OPTIONS> -a, --algo Specify the algorithm to use allium blake2s lyra2v2 lyra2z neoscrypt phi phi2 skein skunk
More command line arguments can be found on the GitHub page. The developer says the miner is highly optimized, runs stable and faster than CCMiner. However it lacks pool failover support, displaying wattage information and few other common features.
CryptoDredge Performance reports:
The following table are hashrate reports of this miner according to the developer. The results might slightly vary depending on one’s mining environment.
|Algorithm||GTX 1050||GTX 1060||GTX 1070||GTX 1080||GTX 1080Ti|
|Alium||1.9 MH/s||2.9 MH/s||4.2 MH/s||5.5 MH/s||7.6 MH/s|
|Lyra2REv2||13.7 MH/s||26.5 MH/s||43.5 MH/s||54.8 MH/s||74.5 MH/s|
|NeoScrypt||395 kH/s||770 kH/s||1220 kH/s||1330 kH/s||1740 kH/s|
|Phi1612||6.2 MH/s||12.7 MH/s||20 MH/s||26 MH/s||36 MH/s|
In order to get maximum performance make sure you are using the latest GeForce NVIDIA drivers. Also note that the developer states that CryptoDredge miner is faster on GTX 10 series cards: GTX 1050, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070 TI, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 TI.
Since we recently discovered this miner we’ve not benchmarked it yet. However there is a community member who’ve done a head to head test of CoolMiner vs CryptoDredge. You can find more information about the comparison here.
Before you use this miner:
First of all note that this is a closed source miner with 1% dev fee. We do not encourage using closed source miners and is highly not recommended to use such miners on PC where you have access to wallets. Also many users reported that this miner consumes a lot of power, increases GPU temperatures and has some stability issues. Few of them particularly stated that power limit changes to 100% when the miner switches to dev fee mining. Looks like this issue has been fixed in the new release. Anyways this miner is in early stage and still there are some bugs so use this at extreme caution and at your own risk.
Download CryptoDredge Miner: v0.7.0
The latest version of this miner is 0.7.0 which was released 2 days ago and you can find the download links on GitHub. Before you download note that this miner requires NVIDIA GPUs with Compute Capability 5.0 or above (Maxwell and Pascal). Also make sure you have Windows 64 bit version with atleast 4 GB of RAM.
Official BitcoinTalk Topic: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4129696.0
Note: The latest version Awesome Miner has added support to CryptoDredge but we are not sure if it is available on Hive OS.