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Info from our miner tests!

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Last updated 2022-06-08 by Marius L

 
We have now run over 50 miner software tests, and have started to gather some experience and statistics that we would like to share! Through all of our miner software tests, we have learned alot about how the different miners do the developer fee, and also how many (most!) miners are over-reporting the hashrate (deviation between pool hashrate and reported hashrate). We will focus on some of the most popular miners for now, and all the numbers you will see in the graphs below, have dev fees accounted for!

First, lets compare the deviation between Gminer, lolMiner, Nbminer, TeamRedMiner and Trex:


If you wonder why we are showing the graph for T-Rex 0.24.7 - more about that later!

You can also clearly see the effect luck has, when comparing different runs from the same miner software. When the number of shares are low (the beginning of the runs / left on the graph), luck plays a hugh role - and we get big variation between the different runs. As the tests runs longer, and find more and more shares, luck becomes a much less factor, and the lines are closing in. This is the reason we run our miner software tests at minimum 1.000.000 shares!

GMiner


Taking a look at the graph below, it seems like GMiner are doing continuously fee, so we are not able to recognize the pulsing like we do with miners who stops the current mining, and mines for the developer for a periode of time, before resuming the normal mining (See examples below with NBMiner and T-rex)