XMR-STAK is basically an all in one Cryptonight miner that supports CPU, NVIDIA (CUDA 9) and AMD (OpenCL 2.0) GPUs. Compared to Cast XMR and other Cryptonight miners xmr stak performs better and is known to produce better hashrates. Recently we’ve published a beginners tutorial on how to use xmr stak which is by fireice-uk’s and psychocrypt’s and the release of the miner can be found here. It supports Monero v7, Electroneum, Stellite v7, Aeon v7 and few other Cryptonight algorithms. However the miner still lacks support for few new CryptoNote coins and all those coins are supported by this new XMR-AEON-STAK 2.4.4.
All-in-one Cryptonight Miner
After the release of Cryptonight ASIC by Bitmain most of the CryptoNote coins have forked and made changes to Proof-of-Work algorithm. In the name of eliminating ASIC mining several new Cryptonight algorithm have originated recently. Monero has hard forked their algorithm from Cryptonight to cryptonight variant 1 (Monero v7) which then Stellite followed. AEON has changed its PoW from Lite to Lite V7. Then more recently GRAFT and IPBC has changed its PoW to Cryptonight V3. You can even find IPBC mining guide which we published before the fork. If you are looking forward to mine it or any Cryptonight V3 coins then you’ll have to upgrade to XMR AEON STAK miner.
XMR AEON STAK – 2.4.4
XMR-AEON-STAK – Unified All-in-one CN Miner that recently added support to Monero V7, Cryptonight-Heavy, AEON V7, New Graft and IPBC – This is a open source CryptoNight miner forked from fireice-uk/xmr-stak. You can find the xmr aeon stak miner download and complete GitHub release here. Note that by default this miner contains 1% developer fee which if you wish you can remove it from source code and recompile it. Also it supports all the new CryptoNote coins. Below are the list of coins and algorithms that this new miner supports currently.
- Haven Protocol
- Intense Coin
- Cryptonight Heavy
- Cryptonight Lite
- Lite V7
- IPBC V3
If you are mining any CryptoNote coins then give this miner a try and see how it goes.