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We've already got a Hash benchmark for CPUs that also can harness hardware acceleration (IA SHA x86 instruction set extension) if available. We've also got OpenCL based GPGPU Hash benchmark in the AIDA64 GPGPU Benchmark Suite that you can launch from AIDA64 / main menu / Tools / GPGPU Benchmarks.  IMHO we're pretty much covered on hash benchmarks without specifically targeting any certain cryptocurrencies individually.

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Yes, there are many Hash algorithms out there, and we've picked the one back in the day that was the most popular by the time.  We can debate on whether it's outdated or not by today's standards, but picking just one of the many hashing algorithms would equally be as questionable ;)  There's no universal standard, so we have to pick one.  We may relieve the current SHA1 based benchmark sometime in the future, but it won't happen this year for sure, since we're already pretty much booked up about improvements and new features until Santa comes :) 

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