We Just Got a 27 MHS GAWMiners Falcon Scrypt ASIC Miner

9 Jun
2014

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Today we got a 27 MHS GAWMiners Falcon Scrypt ASIC Miner based on the 55 nm Zeus Scrypt ASIC chips and we have just finished setting up the device and started testing it. Our initial impressions are quite good so far and once we play a bit more with the device we are going to share all of them with you, so expect a lot more details in the next few days as we continue to test the Scrypt ASIC miner. Aside from the 27 MHS Falcon, GAWMiners also has both a faster model – the 54 MHS War Machine, as well as slower and more affordable models such as the 13 MHS Black Widow and the smallest 1.3 MHS Fury. In fact the Fury is currently probably the most affordable small Scrypt ASIC miner in production, along with the Zeus Blizzard, now that Gridseed has stopped producing their 5-chip GC3355-based miners.

We do need smaller and affordable Scrypt ASIC miners in order for them to be accessible to normal miners that want to mine DOGE for example with no resources to buy a 10K USD Scrypt ASIC miner like the big mining farms can. While the initial price of the 1 MHS+ Scrypt ASICs was not the best at about $200 USD, their latest price is much more reasonable and affordable at $139.95 USD and can get even better if you buy multiple units. This should allow the Scrypt hashing power to remain distributed among many people and not get centralized in the hands of just few big mining farms, otherwise there is a high risk of more and more people going away from Scrypt crypto currencies and moving to other alternatives.

Now back to testing the Falcon. Meanwhile, if you have some questions about the miner we are already prepared to answer them.

To see what other Zeus-based Scrypt ASIC miners are currently offered by GAWMiners…



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4 Responses to We Just Got a 27 MHS GAWMiners Falcon Scrypt ASIC Miner

ss

June 10th, 2014 at 07:34

I’d be interested to know what type PSU would be recommended. The requirements weren’t exactly accurate upon initial release of Week 1 Falcons. I would recommend noobs hold off on buying any ASIC. Profitability is nosediving. Buy coins instead.

admin

June 10th, 2014 at 22:18

A good 1000W power supply is recommended for the Falcon. We are getting almost 1100W of power measured at the power socket with a 1000W power supply running at about 80% efficiency, so even with a good quality 80 Plus certified 900W+ PSU you might be Ok, but better have some spare room and not push the PSU to the maximum 24/7. More results are coming soon when we get to play a bit more with the settings and try with a more efficient PSU as well.

Blam0

June 11th, 2014 at 08:35

I am waiting impatiently for your results :) I’m looking hard at getting this device or the Thunder x2 device from Hash Master. Would a 1300W PS be better or is to too soon to determine?

admin

June 11th, 2014 at 10:22

Blam0, 1300W PSU will work just fine, but no point in buying one when a good 1000W model should do great. It is a different story if you already have the PSU and just want to use it without having to get a new one.

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