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Nobody can force a miner to do anything specific. Miners are free to do whatever they want and include whichever transactions they want - within certain parameters (for example block gas limit). But the reason most miners choose to include transactions with high gas price is monetary incentive. They get more rewards for including transactions with high gas ...


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You can use chfast's Fakeminer to do cpu benchmarks, see https://github.com/chfast/ethash/tree/master/test/fakeminer


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