NBMiner v39.2: Download and configure the miner

NBMiner v39.2: Download and configure the miner

At the beginning of 2019, the Grin coin gained great popularity among cryptocurrency miners, which can be mined with a previously little-known program. Nbminer.

An interesting feature of this program is the ability not only to mine Grin, but also the ability to mine in the dual cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum (PoW Ethash algorithm), as well as Bytom coins. It should be noted that dual mining, due to the emergence of ASICs for many previously profitable algorithms, as well as due to a significant drop in cryptocurrency prices, has long lost its popularity. Most of the coins that were previously mined in dual with the Claymore dual miner (for example, Siacoin, Decred) now have such complexity of mining that the use of video cards for this makes sense only for heating rooms or indirect heating boilers.

Coins based on the Blake2s algorithm have a slightly higher profitability for dual mining, which can be mined in dual using the Claymore dual miner and Phoenix miner programs. Much less popular in dual is the Nbminer program, which also allows dual mining of coins on one video card.

What is NBMiner?

Nbminer can run on Windows and Linux with Nvidia 10xx and 20xx series graphics cards. It supports the mining of cryptocurrencies using the following algorithms:

  • Tensority - Bytom (BTM);
  • Ethash - Ethereum (ETH) and other coins based on this algorithm;
  • Cuckoo Cycle - Grin (cuckaroo29 algorithm, mode designed for video cards);
  • Cryptonight V8 - Monero (XMR).

It has a built-in commission in the following amount:

  • dual mode of mining BTM + ETH coins - 3%;
  • BTM solo - 2%;
  • ETH solo - 0,65%;
  • Grin 2%.

Where to download NBMiner?

Nbminer v39.2 can be downloaded from the link below.

Requirements

  • NVIDIA driver version:> = 384.
  • Specific requirements for Nvidia GPU:
AlgorithmCoinComputing capabilitiesMemory (Win7 and Linux)Memory (Win10)
ethashETH6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.65GB6GB
cuckatooGRIN316.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.68GB10GB
cuckatoo32GRIN326.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.58GB10GB
cuckoo_aeAE6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.65GB6GB
progpow_seroSERO6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.63GB4GB
kawpowRVN6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.63GB4GB
beamv3BEAM6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.53GB3GB
octopusCFX6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.65GB6GB
ergoERGO6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0,8.63GB3GB

Latest change log

v39.2

  • Ethash added LHR lock detection and recovery in LHR mode.
  • Added display of memory temperature (if available) for Nvidia and AMD GPUs under Windows.
  • More reliable protocol handling.

v39.0

featureethashNew LHR mode for mining ETH on RTX 30 series LHR GPUs, supports Windows and Linux, can get ~ 70% of max unlocked hashrate.

  • This mode can be configured with the argument -lhr, only works ethashNow.
  • -lhrthe default is 0, which means that even if -lhrit is not installed, LHR mode -lhr 68will apply to LHR GPUs if specific GPUs are detected.
  • Configure LHR mode by setting -lhr <value>a certain value that will indicate to the miner that he trying to reach value percentage of the maximum unlock hashrate, for example -lhr 68, expects to get 68% hashrate for the same GPU model without LHR.
  • Higher -lhra value will result in a higher hash rate, but has a higher chance of getting into a blocking state, which will result in a much lower hash rate.
  • A good starting point is 68 and has been tested for stability on most rig configurations.
  • -lhrthe value can be set per GPU using a comma separated list -lhr 65,68,0,-1Where -1means off the LHR mode.

Known Issue

  • unable to unlock LHR hash under Windows driver 471.11

v38.2

  • fix: AMD kernel error on some GPUs with drivers 21.6.1+ under Windows.

v38.1

  • fix: high CPU usage in v38.0

v37.6

  • fixethash --enable-dag-cachecrashes on AMD GPUs when switching DAG file.
  • fixergosupport AMD Vegagraphics processors.

v37.5

  • new algoergofor AMD GPUs could be faster with ETH mining timings
  • optimizeergoslightly increased hashrate on Nvidia GPUs
  • feature: use --temperature-limit--temperature-startto protect the GPU from overheating, see readme.md for details

v37.3

  • feature: Option add, --enable-dag-cacheto allow additional DAGfor various epochare cached in GPU memory useful for ETH+ZILmining and mining on NiceHash.

v37.2

  • feature: added feature -p -p1 -p2 settings passwordmining pool, old format -u wallet.worker:passwddisabled ,:can be added as part of a worker or wallet
  • optimizeethashminor hashrate improvement on RDNA GPUs
  • fix: compatibility issue with deprecated 21.4.1AMD driver.

v37.1

  • fixergohigh rejection rate on Nvidia 10 series GPUs
  • fixergopool compatibility
  • Miner recommend p106-90и 1060 3Gto my mind ERGO, the hashrate will be significantly increased from -mtoption.

v37.0

  • new algoergofor landing ERGOcoins on Nvidia GPUs.
  • delete algobfc cuckaroodfor Nvidia, octopusfor AMD
  • fixoctopussupport CFXnew address format
  • fix: problem with clBuildProgram error on Vega for versions 35.0 - 36.1
  • feature: disable AMD iGPU by default, can be enabled again by setting --enable-igpu
  • other: minor bug fixes, overall stability improvements

v36.1

  • optimizeoctopusLower power consumption for Nvidia 2030 series GPUs, 2% more hashrate for Nvidia 16 series GPUs
  • fixethashFixed performance degradation under win8 and win8.1 for Nvidia 10 series GPUs.
  • fixethashSlightly reduce the obsolescence rate.
  • fix: Fixed random crash, improved overall stability.
  • feature: Add detail datetimecpu usageto the summary log
  • featureethashIf the DAG validation fails, display the corresponding GPU name in red in the summary.

v36.0

  • fixkawpowcrash on some gpu versions35.x
  • fixethashperformance degradation under win7 for Nvidia 10 series GPUs.
  • delete algoeaglesongeaglesong_ethashtrbtrb_ethashhnshns_ethashsipccuckaroo,cuckaroo_swap
  • feature: smaller binary file size

Performance (default settings)

AlgorithmsCoinsP106-100P104-8G1070ti1080ti2080RX580 2048sp
ethashETH21.2M34.5M26.9M46M35.5M24M
cuckatooGRIN31X0.890.941.561.65X
cuckatoo32GRIN320.2150.380.410.630.65X
cuckoo_aeAE3.355.55.157.98.75X
progpow_seroSERO10.3M17.5M13.3M22.5M25.8M10M
kawpowRVN10.3M17.5M13.3M22.5M25.8M11M
beamv3BEAM12.519.619.52630.5X
octopusCFX5.5M8.5M9.8M14.8M48.5MX
ergoERGO41M67M52M63M73MX

Mining setup for NBMiner

The batch file for starting mining is configured for a specific pool based on the following templates:

  • for BTM cryptocurrency:

nbminer -a tensority -o stratum+tcp://пул BTM:порт -u кошелек BTM.worker;

  • for cryptocurrency ETH:

nbminer -a ethash -o ethproxy+tcp://пул эфира:порт -u кошелек эфира.worker;

  • for dual mining BTM + ETH:

nbminer -a tensority_ethash -o stratum+tcp://пул:порт -u кошелек BTM.worker -do ethproxy+tcp://пул эфира:порт -du кошелек эфира.worker;

  • for mining Grin coins:

nbminer -a cuckaroo -o stratum+tcp://пул:порт -u адрес почты@email.com/worker

Commands supported by NBMiner

The following commands can be added to the BAT file (you can use the full spelling with two dashes or abbreviated one with one):

-h, --help - shows a list of available commands;
-v, --version - shows the version of the program;
-c, --config <config file path> - the configuration is used in a separate json file instead of commands in the file to run;
-a, --algo <algo> - choice of algorithm (tensority for BTM, ethash for ETH, cryptonightv8 for XMR);
--api <host:port> - to use the REST API;
-o, --url <url> - pool address;
-u, --user <user> - name (wallet address) on the pool in the format username | wallet] .workername: password, for example: bm1xxxxxx.worker or username.worker: password;
-o1, --url1 <url> - address to reserve pool # 1;
-u1, --user1 <user> - name for backup pool # 1;
-o2, --url2 <url> - address to reserve pool # 2;
-u2, --user2 <user> - name for backup pool # 2;
-di, --secondary-intensity <intensity> - the intensity of mining using the Ethash algorithm with dual. Recommended in the range 8 - 24, default is 16;
-do, --secondary-url <url> - address of the pool for mining ether and similar coins;
-du, --secondary-user <user> - username for ether mining;
-do1, --secondary-url1 <url> - reserve pool # 1 for ether mining with dual;
-du1, --secondary-user1 <user> - backup name # 1 for ether mining with dual;
-do2, --secondary-url2 <url> - reserve pool # 2 for mining using the Ethash algorithm in dual;
-du2, --secondary-user2 <user> - backup name # 2 for ether mining with dual. The format used is "-d 0,1,2,3"(starting from the zero card);
--strict-ssl - verification of the certificate when using an SSL connection;
--log - generating a log file with the name log_<timestamp>.txt;
--long-format - using the format year-month-day hour: minutes: for the log.