[Cast XMR] high speed XMR/CryptoNight miner for RX Vega GPUs (2 KHash/s)

Cast XMR - Highspeed CryptoNight (Monero/Bytecoin/DigitalNote/Loki/Haven/BitTube/Aeon) Miner for Radeon RX Vega and RX 470/480/560/570/580/590 GPUs


- Full support for:

  • CryptoNightV8 (CNv2)
    • Monero (XMR)
    • Graft (GRFT)
    • Lethean (LTHN)
    • Safex (SAFEX)
  • CryptoNightV7 (CNv1)
    • Quantum Resistant Ledger (QRL)
    • DigitalNote (XDN)
  • CryptoNight (Classic)
    • Electroneum (ETN)
    • Bytecoin (BCN)
  • CryptoNightXTL
    • Stellite (XTL)
  • CryptoNight-Heavy
    • Loki (LOKI)
    • Saronite (XRN)
  • CryptoNightXHV-Heavy
    • Haven (XHV)
  • CryptoNightV7-Lite
    • Aeon (AEON)
    • Turtlecoin (TRTL)
  • CryptoNightTUBE-Heavy
    • BitTube (TUBE)
  • CryptoNight-Fast
    • Masari (MSR)
  • CryptoNight-SuperFast
    • Free Haven (XFH)
  • Fastest miner for AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPUs
  • about 2000 CryptoNight/V7 Hashes/s
  • about 1850 CryptoNightV8 Hashes/s (10 min average)
  • about 1635 CryptoNight-Heavy Hashes/s
  • about 4100 CryptoNight-Lite Hashes/s
  • Fastest miner for AMD Radeon RX Vega56 GPUsl
  • more then 2000 CryptoNight/V7 Hashes/s
  • about 1825 CryptoNightV8 Hashes/s (10 min average)
  • about 1550 CryptoNight-Heavy Hashes/s
  • about 4260 CryptoNight-Lite Hashes/s
  • Fastest miner for AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs
  • about 2100 CryptoNight/V7 Hashes/s
  • about 1930 CryptoNightV8 Hashes/s (10 min average)
  • about 2120 CryptoNight-Heavy Hashes/s
  • about 4260 CryptoNight-Lite Hashes/s
  • Optimized cores for Vega and Polaris based GPUs
  • Automatic driver version detection and setup recommendations
  • Multiple GPU support for upto 24 Vega GPUs
  • Monitor temperature and fan speed of each GPU
  • Full pool support
  • Nicehash support
  • Fast Job Switch option to minimize outdated shares
  • Rate Watchdog to monitor each GPU performance
  • Includes switch-radeon-gpu command line tool to restart GPUs, switch on/off HBCC, Compute Mode and Large Pages
  • Remote http access for statistics in JSON format
  • only 1% dev fee


  • Windows 8/8.1/10 64 bit or
  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 or later
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56/64 GPU with at least 8GB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition with 16GB RAM
  • or AMD Radeon RX 470/RX 480/RX 560/RX 570/RX 580/RX 590 GPU with a least 4GB RAM
  • For up to 50% higher hash rates the Radeon Driver 18.5.1 or later has to be installed

Version History

Cast XMR Version 1.8.0 (2019/02/21)

  • support for Radeon VII GPUs added

Cast XMR Version 1.7.1 (2019/01/26)

  • fix for Masari (MSR) to support uncle mining and the network upgrade to CryptoNightV8-Fast, now --algo=6 has to be used to mine Masari

Cast XMR Version 1.7.0 (2019/01/24)

  • support for CryptoNightV8-Fast (–algo=6) for mining Stellite (XTL). The previous CryptoNightXTL algo has been removed
  • support for CryptoNight-Turtle (–algo=9) for the upcoming Turtlecoin (TRTL) PoW network upgrade (at block 1,200,000)
  • Vega FE: option to turn --intensity up to 13 for “Fast” CryptoNight variants to gain 2% higher hash rates

Cast XMR Version 1.6.6 (2018/11/30)

  • support for RX 590 GPUs added
  • fixes for detecting Compute Mode on Polaris based GPUs
  • support for CryptoNight-SuperFast (–algo=11) for mining Free Haven Protocol (XFH)
  • updated switch-radeon-gpu to version 1.2.0, which includes bugfixes for newer versions of the AMD Radeon drivers

Cast XMR Version 1.6.0 (2018/11/07)

  • Vega 56/64: 0.5 to 1% performance improvement on CryptoNightV8
  • Vega 56/64: 2 to 3% speed improvement on CryptoNight-Heavy variants (Loki, BitTube, Haven)
  • updated included switch-radeon-gpu to version 1.0.5
  • support for RX 560 GPUs added

Cast XMR Version 1.5.0 (2018/9/27)

  • Support for the Monero V8 Network Upgrade which introduces a new CryptoNight variant CryptoNightV8 aka CNv2 . The Monero V8 update is scheduled for 18th October. In case you are mining Monero make sure to update Cast XMR before that date. Also make sure that the algo for Monero is not explicitly set to CryptoNightV7 but set to auto detect with --algo=-1 to automatically switch from CryptoNightV7 to CryptoNightV8 when the upgrade is happening. Please also note that the CryptoNight V8 algo has added complexity which decreases the hashrate up to 7% for Vega GPUs.

Cast XMR Version 1.4.0 (2018/8/28)

  • 3% performance improvement for CryptoNightTUBE-Heavy when mining BitTube (TUBE)
  • support for Festival Coin (FEST) upcoming update which introduces a new CryptoNight variant: CryptoNightFEST. Use --algo=9 to continue mining Festival Coin after the network update happened
  • subtle performance improvements
  • Tested with Radeon Adrenalin Driver 18.5.1

Cast XMR Version 1.3.0 (2018/6/29)

  • Performance improvement for job switches with multiple GPUs
  • Support for BitTube (TUBE) V4 Pow Update which introduces the new algo CryptoNightTUBE-Heavy aka CN Saber. Stay on --algo=5 to switch automatically from CryptoNightIPBC-Lite to CryptoNightTUBE-Heavy when the update is happening (approx. 2nd July). Please note that the hash rate will drop as it is a switch from a Lite to a Heavy variant.

Cast XMR Version 1.2.5 (2018/6/19)

  • Support for CryptoNight-Fast introduced with the Masari (MSR) update. Set --algo=8 to mine Masari (MSR). CryptoNight-Fast will produce higher hash rates than classic CryptoNight, typical hash rates are:
  • Vega64, 1025 Mhz MemClock: 3630 Hashes/s
  • Vega56, 945 Mhz MemClock: 3700 Hashes/s
  • VegaFE, 1025 Mhz MemClock: 3900 Hashes/s
  • RX 470/570, 2250 Mhz MemClock: 1550 Hashes/s

Cast XMR Version 1.2.0 (2018/6/12)

  • Fix for “unauthenticated shares” pool error
  • Support for the upcoming Haven (XHV) V3 update. In case you are mining Haven set --algo=7 now. Cast will then automatically switch to CryptoNightXHV-Heavy when the network update is happening.

Cast XMR Version 1.1.5 (2018/6/7)

  • Fix for mixed up device order
  • Support for Stellite (XTL) V4 Update. Add --algo=6 in case you are mining Stellite. It will automatically switch to CryptoNightXTL when the network update is happening.
  • Stability fixes

Cast XMR Version 1.1.0 (2018/6/1)

  • All new --intensity option to specify the memory allocation in the range of 0 to 10, upto 12 for Vega Frontier Edition. The default setting will correspond with the settings of version 1.0 and are displayed at startup.
  • Vega Frontier ‘Large Pages’ support added, up to 30% higher hash rates for CryptoNight-Heavy, 5% increase for CryptoNight
  • Includes the switch-radeon-gpu command line tool to restart GPUs, switch on/off HBCC, Compute Mode and Large Pages
  • Nicehash supports now up to 24 GPUs
  • –maxmem option is deprecated, will now be mapped to an corresponding intensity setting
  • –forcecompute is deprecated, ‘Compute Mode’ of Polaris GPUs will be automatically detected. To overwrite use the --intensity option
  • Default mining algo changed to CryptoNightV7, to still mine CryptoNight Classic add --algo=0
  • Tested with Radeon Adrenalin Driver 18.4.1

Cast XMR Version 1.0.0 (2018/4/24)

  • Support for Aeon (AEON) CryptoNight Lite variant set --algo=3 to mine
  • Support for Turtlecoin (TRTL) CryptoNightV7 Lite variant set --algo=4 to mine
  • Support for Interplanetary Broadcast Coin (IPBC) CryptoNight Lite IPBC variation set --algo=5 to mine
  • Up to 3% performance improvement with new option --maxmem to allocate the maximum memory of the card. For Vega cards the “HBCC Memory Segment” has to be disabled in the Radeon Settings to use the option. Disadvantage is a higher risk of hash rate drops when the --maxmem option is used.

Cast XMR Version 0.9.6 (2018/04/17)

  • CryptoNight-Heavy fix for very low hash rates when HBCC Memory Segment is enabled
  • HBCC Memory Segment performance hint for Vega64 when mining CryptoNightV7
  • Improvement for 4GB versions of RX 470/480/570/580 when mining CryptoNightV7

Cast XMR Version 0.9.5 (2018/04/14)

  • 0.5% performance improvement for the CryptoNightV7 kernel
  • support for CryptoNight Heavy set --algo=2 to mine:
  • Sumokoin (SUMO)
  • Haven (XHV)

Cast XMR Version 0.9.2 (2018/03/29)

  • Improvements for RX Vegas that achieve 99% the performance of the Blockchain Compute Beta driver with the latest standard Radeon Driver 18.3.4

Cast XMR Version 0.9.1 (2018/03/22)

  • 0.5% overall performance improvement for Vega based GPUs
  • –ratewatchdog experimental option to monitor the hash rate, in case an occasional happening drop of the hash rate is detected the kernel will be resetted to restore the optimal hash rate
  • fully tested CryptoNight variant (CryptoNightV7) for the Monero V7 Network Upgrade PoW Change which is now scheduled for the 6th April.
  • In case you want to mine the Graft coin use the --algo=0 option, an automatic detection of the used CryptoNight variant is not possible for this coin. For all other known CryptoNight coins the hash variant seems to be detected correct
  • In case you are mining with nicehash.com or any other automatic coin switching pool that has the Graft coin in the mix the --algo=0 option is advised to prevent invalid shares on the Graft coin. Be aware to remove the option when the Monero V7 network upgrade is happpening otherwise it then will clash with mining Monero!

Cast XMR Version 0.9.0 (2018/03/08)

  • support for the Monero V7 network upgrade.
  • the Monero PoW switch will be automatically detected, no restart of cast XMR is required. Only make sure to update cast XMR before the network upgrade is happening and that the used Monero pool supports the network upgrade
  • no decrase in hash rate for other currencies was introduced by the change
  • CryptoNightV7 will run at the same hash rate as CryptoNight
  • for any case there is the new --algo option to force which CryptoNight variant to use:
  • -1 = autodetect (default)
  • 0 = CryptoNight
  • 1 = CryptoNightV7 (Monero V7 network upgrade)

Cast XMR Version 0.8.5 (2018/02/07)

  • 1% performance gain for Vega Frontier Edition with Blockchain driver (fastest GPU around)
  • 1% performance improvement with current stock driver (18.1.1) for RX Vega 56/64 (40% to go to reach Blockchain driver performance)
  • fix for random blocking console output
  • GPU now always logs with its device id not the order they are listed in the -G argument
  • –log option to log console output to a file
  • remote access includes CORS support in HTTP header

How To

cast_xmr has a command line interface. For a minimal configuration run:

cast_xmr -S [pool server] -u [username or wallet address]

For a complete list of configuration options run:

cast_xmr --help

Download Cast XMR for Windows (64bit)