- Ethash is still the most profitable algorithm for mining on video cards in Spring 2022, and it will likely remain so until Ether moves to PoS. No one knows when that will happen, but after that event one of the most interesting coins for GPU miners will be Ethereum Classic. As for Cryptonight forks, after the Monero blockchain project switched to the RandomX CPU algorithm, this direction became less interesting for miners, though there are a couple of more or less profitable altcoins based on the CryptoNightGPU algorithm. The rest of the cryptoNightGPU tokens have seriously fallen in value.
Probably that's why SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner developers started to develop a multi-algorithmic miner that works not only on Cryptonight forks, but can also mine Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. However, on Bitcointalk is available version SRBMiner V 1.9.3, designed only for Cryptonote tokens, but it has not been updated for a long time, but on Github they regularly post new releases of SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner.
- official SRBminer Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner is a mining software that was originally developed for mining Monero and its forks. But then the developers realized that you can't make much money on Cryptonight alone, and created a universal program with which you can mine many profitable coins. There is no need to list all the variants of Kryptonite that SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Mine works with.
Whichever cryptonote coin you decide to mine, you can use this software. In addition, you can mine: ETH, ETC, Ergo, RVN, Firo and other tokens. The list of supported algorithms is very large, you can see it on the resource developers. There is also a link to download the latest version of SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner 0.9.3 Win64 & Linux.
- The main advantages of SRBMiner-MULTI:
You can run mining on 4 algorithms simultaneously.
A watchdog timer is supported to restart mining in case of failure
The temperature monitoring of the graphics core and automatic shutdown of the video card in case of overheating is supported. As well as a complete farm shut down.
Miner is restarted if the percentage of dead balls is too high. API for miner statistics.
Web-based graphical interface for statistical data is supported.
Multiple fault tolerant pools can be added
Auto difficulty monitor and reconnecting to a pool if the difficulty is too high is supported.
Job waiting time control. The miner reconnects if the job hasn't arrived for a long time.
Switching AMD video cards to compute mode right in the miner interface.
The program works with any AMD video cards, including the new RX 6500/6700/6800/6900 models
How to configure miner
- Running ETH mining on SRBMiner-MULTI is very easy.
Go to the official website, or on the page of the developer on the Bitcointalk forum, and download and unzip the miner to a convenient location on your PC hard drive.
The developers of SRBMiner-MULTI have already configured the mining of all profitable coins. Select the binary, and mining pool specified there that suits you, change the address of your wallet and save the settings. Good luck! If that pool does not suit you, replace the connection coordinates in the same file
Possible problems and solutions
If the miner does not start, there are errors in the text and batch files. One missing, or on the contrary, extra character is enough for failure.
Not all pools support exchange addresses with obligatory payment identifier. If the server refuses authorization, change the purse address or the pool itself. SRBminer on Hive OS does not officially support it.
Ready-made Bat files for mining
A sample configuration file for mining ETH:
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_MAX_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
SRBMiner-MULTI.exe --disable-cpu --algorithm ethash --pool de.ethereum.herominers.com:1147 --wallet COACH ADDRESS --gpu-boost 3
See the connection address on the server of your choice. For ETH mining we recommend to use Binance pool.
In April 2018, when the old SRBMiner Cryptonight first appeared, many people preferred Claymore Miner. But now the new SRBMiner-MULTI is one of the best multi-algorithmic miners, superior in functionality and speed to many competitors.