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Today Gridseed have officially announced their new Blade Miner called G-Blade and have published the official product page with some details. We already knew pretty much what to expect, and the only difference seems to be the black anodized aluminum heatsink and the black colored PCBs of the device. It is interesting to note that instead of about 140W of power consumption Gridseed now says 100W and the size of the device is just 30.5×11.5×9.3 cm, or with other words smaller than what we had though initially from the first photos of the device. It is interesting to note that Gridseed compares the new G-Blade miner to 13 AMD Radeon HD 7850 cards in terms of hashrate and notes the difference in power usage as well as the space and other hardware requirements. It would’ve been nice if they were also matching the price of 13 of these GPUs only, but instead the new Gridseed G-Blade miner will cost you pretty much the same as those 13 video cards along with the other hardware you need along with them to make them work. So it seems the advantage you get in this particular comparison is the significant reduction in terms of power usage and we already know that Scrypt mining will soon be pointless on the GPU anyway.