A couple of days ago the z-enemy 2.5 miner was released as an updated version that introduced support for the KAWPOW algorithm that Ravencoin (RVN) has forked a couple of days ago. The z-enemy miner was not the first to support KAWPOW and was not the fastest as we were kind of used to often see when RVN was using the older X16 algorithm. It is good to see that more work has been put to the miner and the latest z-enemy 2.6.1 is right on rack to regain its fame from the good old days of Ravencoin mining when it was our preferred choice for a X16 miner.
The latest updates of the z-enemy regarding KAWPOW support bring faster initialization on multi-gpu rigs, performance improvements of a few percent, smoother gpu/power load and higher default intensity value increased from 20 to 21 for GTX 1070/1080 series as well as some miscellaneous improvements in the miner interface and general features. As far as performance is concerned, we definetly see an improvement, though still a bit more hashrate boost might be required for the miner to reclaim its top performance place.
The latest z-enemy version 2.6.1 is available for Nvidia CUDA 9.1, 9.2, 10.0 and 10.1 for 64-bit Windows versions and Linux. Make sure that you have the respective recent video driver version installed for the CUDA version you want to use – 388+ for 9.1, 397+ for 9.2 and 411 or newer for CUDA 10.0 or the latest ones for CUDA 10.1. We remind you that the z-enemy is a closed source miner software, is available only as a binary release, supports only Nvidia GPUs and it also contains a 1% developer fee built-in to support further software development.