Testing this mining rig with the dual miner and recording the performance and power usage compared to mining Ethereum only.

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Testing the updated Nicehash miner V1.6.1.4

If you’ve not used the Nicehash miner before I’ll quickly explain how it works, because it’s a little different to other mining software. Nicehash is not just a miner, it connects to a market of buyers and sellers of hashing power and so when you mine using the Nicehash miner it will mine the most profitable coin with your hardware and then sell this on the open market in exchange for Bitcoins. So you can be mining Ethereum but you’ll actually be paid in Bitcoin.

Download Link – Nicehash Miner V1.6.1.4

Once you have downloaded and extracted the zip file to a folder of your choice, click the NiceHashMiner.exe to get started.


In the main window you’ll need to add your own bitcoin address and worker name as reference you can use to see your stats online. Then you want to click the Benchmark button.


The benchmarking process tests your computers hardware to see how it perform when mining different coins and this data can then be used by Nicehash to decide which coins to mine and when for the best overall profitability.

Here’s the benchmark results from my two R7 370’s and you can see the coin algorithms in the center and hash speed on the right. The bench mark can take sometime to complete, a few minutes for each algorithm.


Once the bench is complete you can close the window and return to the main miner window.

Select the hardware you wish you use and then click the Start button. The miner will choose which mining algorithm is the most profitable and then start up the mining software for that coin. In my case Ethereum (DaggerHashimoto) is selected and the mining begins.


After a short period of time you’ll see the earning summary being update and this confirms your hashrate and expected daily earnings and also your bitcoin balance at Nicehash. (payouts are done 3-4 times a day).

In testing I did notice that mining Ethereum using Nicehash the hash rate was 27.25 Mh/s and this is a little slower than the 28.08 Mh/s when using Claymore’s Dual Eth miner in Eth only mode. However the difference is a minor consideration when compared with the benefit of auto exchanging for Bitcoin.

Overall the miner performs well and should provide decent profits to miners without the hassle of switching mining software to match the days most profitable coin.




Claymore has updated the Dual Eth miner so it now supports Eth + Decred or Eth + Siacoin mining.

Claymore’s Dual Ethereum+Decred_Siacoin v5.3

This miner only supports AMD Graphics Cards.

I’ve already covered dual Ethererum + Decred mining in this video so I won’t go over that again here, I’ll just be focusing on Dual Ethereum and Siacoin mining using the updated miner.

Dual mining is great because it allows you to mine multiple coins at the same time without performance loss or using more electricity in most cases. You’re getting more bang for your buck and the miner should be more profitable overall.

The miner has lots of advanced features for multiple mining options, power control, temperature control but I’m keeping this simple so if you want the extra feature please see the readme included with the miner.

Setting up Dual Ethereum & Siacoin Mining.

Once you have download and extracted the miner, inside the folder you’ll see some start.bat files and these files are used to start the miner with your configurations setting such as your wallet address and which pool you want to connect to.

Here’s the folder with the Start-Eth-Sia.bat opened


Here’s the text inside the Start-Eth-Sia.bat

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1.ethermine.org:4444 -ewal 0x5161fd49e847f67455f1c8bb7abb36e985260d03.worker1 -epsw x -dpool “http://siamining.com:9980/miner/header?address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555&worker=Worker1″ -dcoin sc

The first part is for mining ethereum using the ethermine.org pool and my address and my worker (nickname)

-epool eu1.ethermine.org:4444 (the pool I’m using)

-ewal 0x5161fd49e847f67455f1c8bb7abb36e985260d03.worker1 (my eth address and nickname)

-epsw x (password)

The second part is for mining Siacoin at the pool Siamining.com (this time is all the details are integrated into one line)

-dpool “http://siamining.com:9980/miner/header?address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555&worker=Worker1″

-dcoin sc (sets the miner to Siacoin)

Quick Miner Setup

For the quickest setup you only need to swap the green text (my addresses) for your own Ethereum address and your Siacoin address and then save the file as a .bat (ensure its not saved as .bat.txt)

My Results

I’ve tested this miner on my 2 X MSi R7 370 4GB Rig (Overclocked Core 1150 Mem 1500) and these are my results

Eth + Sia

Ethereum 25 Mh/s

Siacoin 372 Mh/s

Eth + Decred

Ethereum 26.9 Mh/s

Decred 404 Mh/s

Eth Only

Ethereum 28.25 Mh/s