Tips for mining Stellite after V5 fork

Hello fellow miners,
as promised I do want to share few tips to tune up your new xtl-stak settings to be even more successful miner.

Even though we do use CNv2 (Monero V8) known to be more power hungry than current algo, we made some changes to keep power consumption at same level and hashrates fly.

You can still try your hashrate before fork on test pool:

You can use our test release of XTL-stak (CPU, AMD, nVidia — https://transfer.stellite.live/YW6WY/xtl_stak_1.zip) or SRBminer (AMD only — https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3167363.0)
You can also try new release of xmrigcc (CPU and AMD versions available — 
https://github.com/Bendr0id).

Stellite GUI miner will also be available with release of V5. We asked for more mining software devs to support us.

As always, mining with xtl-stak will support us and our future development, we would really appreciate if you could use it.


Because xtl-stak (xmr-stak fork) doesn’t really tune up perfectly when start, we do have few tips for you. Its for AMD cards, but we will really appreciate if you share your experience for other cards as well.

We did found several approaches to tune up hashrate in xtl-stak. All settings can be done in amd.txt

  1. Try different worksizes
    Works great for some cards, especially for RX550s. Try worksize 32.
  2. Use new experimental feature — auto_tune
    There is new feature working quite good (as far as I tested). Only thing you need to do is to open amd.txt and find “auto_tune” : 0 and change it to “auto_tune” : 10. It will scan through different intensities (up to your set intensity in amd.txt, so better to set it little higher at start) and it will tell you best ones in the end. You have to copy those to amd.conf if you dont want to scan every time you start mining. It changes only intensity though (different worksizes are not tested) so you can try with manually setting those (worksize 16 or 32, etc).
  3. Try to use values we did found the best for some cards we do own
    Please note those cards are overclocked and bios moded.

RX560 4GB — 900H/s (480H/s in V4)
 { “index” : 0,
 “intensity” : 512, “worksize” : 8,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },
 { “index” : 0,
 “intensity” : 512, “worksize” : 8,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },

RX580 8GB — 1900H/s (930H/s in V4)
 { “index” : 2,
 “intensity” : 1024, “worksize” : 8,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },
 { “index” : 2,
 “intensity” : 1024, “worksize” : 8,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },

Vega56 8GB — 3200H/s (1930H/s in V4)

“gpu_threads_conf” : [
 // gpu: gfx900 compute units: 56
 // memory:4024|4048|8048 MiB (used per thread|max per alloc|total free)
 { “index” : 0,
 “intensity” : 1792, “worksize” : 16,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },
 // gpu: gfx900 compute units: 56
 // memory:4024|4048|8048 MiB (used per thread|max per alloc|total free)
 { “index” : 0,
 “intensity” : 1792, “worksize” : 16,
 “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2,
 “unroll” : 8, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0
 },

RX550 2GB — 900H/s (500H/s in V4)

{ “index” : 0, “intensity” : 432, “worksize” : 32, “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2, “unroll” : 4, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0 },

{ “index” : 0, “intensity” : 432, “worksize” : 32, “affine_to_cpu” : false, “strided_index” : 2, “mem_chunk” : 2, “unroll” : 4, “comp_mode” : true, “interleave” : 0 },

If you have any questions or notes, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Discord (https://discord.gg/AnWFhJs) or come share your experience to our Community forum (https://community.stellite.cash/community/eng-mining/).