What's the difference among @Blago's miner executables
Allways wondered what's the practical difference between:
They all seem to read plots at the same speed though.
- miner-v1.160705.exe - Doesn't use AVX
- miner-v1.160705_AVX.exe - Uses generic AVX
- miner-v1.160705_AVX_amd.exe - Uses AMD Optimized AVX
- miner-v1.160705_AVX_i64.exe - Uses Intel optimized AVX.
@haitch so if I got intel x64 proccesors it makes sense to use the last one over the others?
@vExact Yes - but as you said, the difference between them is minimal - however, use the most appropriate one.
Simply just use _AVX.exe (of course if your CPU supports it)
Not sure if using _AVX_i64.exe will make much of a difference.
@p0int_scale There is a difference, but on a 50TB plot set it's minimal.
One can open both at the same time and have a feeling about reading speeds. But the difference is indeed negligible.