It has been a while since we have last talked about PegNet (PEG) CPU mining at the Orax Pool, so we have decided to check if there is any development lately. Well, there is apparently a new miner since the last time we have tried that increases performance significantly and it is well worth updating your mining software if you are using older one. Three or so months ago when we tested performance at the Orax Pool an Intel Core i7 6850K (6C-12T) processor was giving a hashrate of around 65000 H/s LXRHash algorithm (using version 1.0.10 of the miner). Now, the latest version 1.1.0 of the mining software results in almost double the performance of the older version with about 110 KH/s. And if you happen to have an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12C-24T) processor you could be getting up to about 140 KH/s with the latest miner.
Unlike with RandomX for instance where the latest AMD Ryzen processors have some advantage over Intel CPUs, here with the LXRHash algorithm used by PegNet (PEG) it seems that Intel does have some performance advantage. Of course the newer and faster Ryzen 3900X with its 12 cores and 24 threads does manage to outperform a 6 core and 12 threads Intel, but not by that much. So if you have a latest generation Ryzen processor you might be better off mining some other CPU coin. Recently we have tried even the fastest AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with the PegNet (PEG) mining on the Orax Pool with the latest miner and it did manage to provide us with around 350 KH/s of hashrate for the LXRHash algorithm. The problem with the Threadripper 3990X is that he miner could not use more than 64 threads and while the processor does have 64 physical cores it has a total of 128 logical cores, so the miner could not fully utilize the available hardware, otherwise the actual performance should be higher.
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