Algorithm can be defined in 3 ways:

  1. By pool, using algorithm negotiation, in this case no need specify algorithm on miner side.
  2. Per pool coin option, currently only usable values for this option is monero, arqma and dero.
  3. Per pool algo option.
Option coin useful for pools without algorithm negotiation support or daemon to allow automatically switch algorithm in next hard fork. If you use xmrig-proxy don't need specify algorithm on miner side.

Algorithm names 29

NameMemory VersionDescriptionNotes
argon2/chukwav21 MB6.4.0+Argon2id (Chukwa v2).CPU only
cn/ccx2 MB6.2.0+Conceal (CCX)
kawpow-6.0.0+KawPow (Ravencoin)GPU only, not supported by xmrig-proxy
rx/keva1 MB5.9.0+RandomKEVA (RandomX variant for Keva).
astrobwt20 MB5.8.0+AstroBWT (Dero).
cn-pico/tlo256 KB5.5.0+CryptoNight-Pico (Talleo).
rx/sfx2 MB5.4.0+RandomSFX (RandomX variant for Safex).
rx/arq256 KB4.3.0+RandomARQ (RandomX variant for ArQmA).
rx/02 MB3.2.0+RandomX (Monero).
argon2/chukwa512 KB3.1.0+Argon2id (Chukwa).CPU only
argon2/wrkz256 KB3.1.0+Argon2id (WRKZ)CPU only
rx/wow1 MB3.0.0+RandomWOW (RandomX variant for Wownero).
cn/fast2 MB3.0.0+CryptoNight variant 1 with half iterations.
cn/rwz2 MB2.14.0+CryptoNight variant 2 with 3/4 iterations and reversed shuffle operation.
cn/zls2 MB2.14.0+CryptoNight variant 2 with 3/4 iterations.
cn/double2 MB2.14.0+CryptoNight variant 2 with double iterations.
cn/r2 MB2.13.0+CryptoNightR (Monero's variant 4).
cn-pico256 KB2.10.0+CryptoNight-Pico.
cn/half2 MB2.9.0+CryptoNight variant 2 with half iterations.
cn/22 MB2.8.0+CryptoNight variant 2.
cn/xao2 MB2.6.4+CryptoNight variant 0 (modified).
cn/rto2 MB2.6.4+CryptoNight variant 1 (modified).
cn-heavy/tube4 MB2.6.4+CryptoNight-Heavy (modified).
cn-heavy/xhv4 MB2.6.3+CryptoNight-Heavy (modified).
cn-heavy/04 MB2.6.0+CryptoNight-Heavy.
cn/12 MB2.5.0+CryptoNight variant 1.
cn-lite/11 MB2.5.0+CryptoNight-Lite variant 1.
cn-lite/01 MB0.8.0+CryptoNight-Lite variant 0.
cn/02 MB0.5.0+CryptoNight (original).

Alternative algorithm names (aliases) can be found in source code.