New in version 2.6

  • Fix for the increase of stale shares that some are experiencing with ver 2.5d
  • The main thread is now also monitored by the watchdog to catch some cases when even the main thread freezes
  • Made the new OpenCL initialization code optional (use -altinit option to use the new code if you experience crashes on startup)
  • Added -lidag command-line option to allow slower but less intense DAG generation to prevent crashes on DAG switches (AMD only)
  • Added a new interactive command in benchmark mode: press ‘d’ to advance to the next DAG epoch. You can use this option to test if your rig will be stable during the DAG swithes, instead of waiting up to 5 days to find out if this is the case.
  • Turn off the Quick Edit functionality of the console to prevent freezing of the miner when clicking in its window (Windows 10)
  • Show the IP address of the pool when connecting
  • Show a ‘>’ character in front of the pool address in the remote manager when trying to connect to a pool

PhoenixMiner is fast (arguably the fastest) Ethash (ETH, ETC, Muiscoin, EXP, UBQ, etc.) miner that supports both AMD and Nvidia cards (including in mixed mining rigs). It runs under Windows x64 and has a developer fee of 0.65% (the lowest in the industry). This means that every 90 minutes the miner will mine for us, its developers, for 35 seconds.

The speed is generally faster than Claymore’s Ethereum miner in eth only mode (we have measured about 0.4-1.3% speed improvement but your results may be slightly lower or higher depending on the GPUs). To achieve highest possible speed on AMD cards it may be needed to manually adjust the GPU tune factor (a number from 8 to about 400, which can be changed interactively with the + and – keys while the miner is running).

If you have used Claymore’s Dual Ethereum miner, you can switch to PhoenixMiner with minimal hassle as we support most of Claymore’s command-line options and confirguration files with the notable exception of the dual mining feature (yet).

Please note that PhoenixMiner is extensively tested on many mining rigs but this is the first public release and there still may be some bugs. Additionally, we are actively working on bringing many new features in the future releases. If you encounter any problems or have feature requests, please post them here (in this thread). We will do our best to answer in timely fashion.


Windows x32/x64: