Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.1

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  • | Tip shaunvanv

    Hi Everyone

    I used to mine ftc in 2013. I am back in the game now. But i am not having any luck getting a test rig with R 9 280x toxic card running right. I am Only getting 300kh and have tried everything. Hope someone can help.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Hi and welcome. Can’t comment on the hash figures exactly, but they don’t seem too bad (for neoscrypt). If you mined previously on scrypt, neoscrypt is a lot (100) times “harder”.

    Interesting to see some comparisons.


  • | Tip shaunvanv

    @wrapper Hi Wrapper, yes i previously mined ftc while it was still Scrypt. I figured it was the neoscrypt dragging the hashrate down. I just needed some confirmation if that was the case. Thanx for the response


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Yes, it was a annoying that the difficulty / miners perceived hash rate changed after moving to neoscrypt. That is why Bitcoin has higher difficulty (for same hash) than Litecoin, scrypt is harder that SHA-256.

    During the FTC hard fork when Neoscrypt was bought in - It would have been possible to recalibrate the difficulty “reading”, so it gave a comparable out put to scrypt and not have the big “supposed” drop in difficulty and hash rate the miners see.


  • | Tip shaunvanv

    @wrapper all new and a big headache to me. How come i can not find any updated conf’s that guys are using currently (2017) mining with R9 280x cards?


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    I found it the other way round, neoscrypt was developed “on R9 280’s” so having a R9 290 didn’t make a great improvement. Maybe ask @Ghostlander, but neoscrypt isn’t so “variable”, probably because of extra memory requirement.


  • | Tip shaunvanv

    @wrapper That interesting , Thank you i will surely ask @ghostlander.